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Motovun too small for week?

Essex, UK
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Motovun too small for week?

Looking to book a week in late August in Motovun, but worried there won't be enough restaurants or bars to accommodate us and all the crowds. Any thoughts?

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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for Istria, Croatia
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1. Re: Motovun too small for week?

It's a lovely and charming town but tiny and can get overrun by tourist buses during the day in August. Evenings are much better. Hopefully you'll have a car to tour Istria?

Edited: 10 May 2018, 05:14
Essex, UK
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2. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Yes our plan is to have a car, although I'd prefer not to drive out of town in the evenings to eat out.

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3. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Yopu can count 3 restaurants, 3 taverns, 3 fast foods, 3 caffe bars and a wine bar:

tz-motovun.hr/upload/…Mapa_Motovun_ENDE.pdf

Don't think you will have any troubles...

It's a host to a world known Motovun festival too

http://www.tz-motovun.hr/en

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4. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Mondo has very good pasta and risotto...you may find yourself returning there several times. I'd personally love staying a week in Motovun.

Rovinj, Croatia
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5. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Ideal situation for Motuvun base in busy August would be sightseeing during daytime and returning when crowds are gone in evening. For more restaurant choice, I suggest you take taxi to local villages. There is Agroturizam Toni in Brkač and Konoba Dorjana in Livade (not Zigante, which is overrated and very expensive)

Essex, UK
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6. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Thanks for the tips.

Belgrade, Serbia
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7. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Motovun is a tiny town at the top of a hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od8WboFtnWU As you can imagine, there's not a huge choice but if you spend your days exploring Istria and having lunches all over (maybe even breakfasts) you will probably be fine. Depending on how many of you will be in the group, of course. Sill, you might actually _want_ to venture away a bit, on some nights, simply for a change as it really is small. Luckily, distances in Istria are rather short. Although, if you plan on drinking alcohol with dinners and can't drive yourself, I'm not sure how readily available taxis are in the area (nor how much they cost).

Rovinj, Croatia
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8. Re: Motovun too small for week?

Take note I don't mean official taxi, there are none in Motovun. Taxi means helpful locals, eg your accommodation owner usually hel out with local transport. For example, I know that if you decide to visit Agroturizam Toni, they will provide transport for you without charge if you contact them in advance.

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9. Re: Motovun too small for week?

We just visited Motovun from Rovinj. I would find Motovun far too small for a week. Rovinj is a lovely town- it also has beaches and more options for accomm and restaurants etc for a week, and you could use it as your base for day trips around Istria.

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