Winner of the 2012/2013

Stancija 1904, Svetvinčenat

A completely different, unobtrusive and peaceful lifestyle is awaiting you in the interior or Istria, near the Renaissance town of Svetvinčenat. The beauty of nature, the simplicity of village life, authentic local cuisine and excellent wine, hospitable hosts, are a complete opposite of the everyday urban reality of big cities. 

Once a secluded country residence, Stancija 1904 is one of the most beautiful agricultural and tourist estates, only 30 kilometres away from the big Istrian towns of Pula, Rovinj and Umag. It offers a vacation house and apartments with 16 beds, a covered terrace with a barbecue, a tavern and a children's playground. The simple and comfortable interior blends perfectly with the exterior that is dominated by the green environment, stone and drywall. 

The vacation house and two apartments have been adjusted to persons with special needs, and menus and prices are all written in Braille for the blind and visually impaired which made Stancija 1904 the 2012/2013 European destination of excellence for the theme “Accessible tourism”. 

Do not miss Svetvinčenat, a popular tourist destination with the best preserved Istrian castle Morosini-Grimani, an ideal location for events such as the Festival of Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre, the Medieval Festival, the Festival of Cheese, concerts of famous performers, etc.

2012/2013: ‘Accessible Tourism’

2012/2013 Finalists