The apartment houses are situated at the heart of Slovenian Istria. More precisely, they are located above olive groves in the middle of the Šavrini Hills, from where one can enjoy the view of Blue Istria and the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and the view of the hilly Green Istria to the south-east. *

Slovenian Istria encompasses a tenth of the north-eastern part of the Istrian peninsula, bordering on Italy in the north and Croatia in the south. The scenic Karst Edge separates it from the higher and rockier Karst in the inland and it flows out into the northern Adriatic Sea in the west. Because of these geographic features, Slovenian Istria is known for its submediterranean climate with fertile Istrian soil and rich vegetation. Olive trees and vines are the most common cultivated plants. Early and rich harvest of all sorts of fruits and vegetables also make the area important for the central parts of the country.

The most notable geologic feature of Slovenian Istria is the flysch world: the world of sandstone, marl and slate. This is best seen in the traditional Istrian architecture and the construction of the distinctive terrace systems on the sunny sides of the Istrian hills.

Culturally, Slovenian Istria has been one of the livelier spaces in the history from the classical antiquity on. The coastal part and its lively towns (Koper, Izola, Piran) were especially marked by the Middle Ages and the Venetian influence, while its tourist development was mainly powered by the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Portorož).

Statistically, Slovenian Istria has as many as 2,219 sunny hours per year. Average annual rainfall stands at between 1,000 and 1,100 mm. The annual average temperature of Istria is at 13.6 degrees centigrade and reaches up to 25 in July. The main feature of Istrian climate is warm summers and mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below zero.
* Blue Istria earned its poetic name because of the proverbial ‘azure’ of the Adriatic waters that glow on their shores. The ‘green’ of the lush Istrian vegetation is meanwhile responsible for naming the inland parts of the peninsula Green Istria.





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