The 10 Best Things to Do in Krnica, Croatia

July 24, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Discover the best top things to do in Krnica, Croatia including Glavani Park, Stancija Kumparicka, Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ranch Barba Tone, Amphitheatre de Pula, Vielle ville de Labin, Sirana Vesna Loborika, Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Istra Adventure, Konjicki Klub Capall Hrboki.
Restaurants in Krnica

1. Glavani Park

Glavani 10, Barban 52207, Croatia
Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 281 reviews

Glavani Park

Glavani Park, family adventures on the high ropes, low ropes and rural animal park. Enjoy your holiday in Glavani village and discover the biggest adventure park in Istria, Croatia. Whether you want high adrenaline exercises on the high wires, playing with your kids on all the children's adventure tree houses and kiddie games or just casual walks through beautiful Istrian countryside while visiting all the farm animals on your way, this is the fun day out for your family or group. New for 2016...We now have a fantastic 11 metre high swing with 3 metre free-fall to really push the heart rate up, an amazing suspension bridge with 12 metre high, 35 metre long unicycle ride, aerotrim antigravitational machine, arena for music and displays, table tennis tables and so much more! Real fun.

Reviewed By TonyDK - Copenhagen, Denmark

We had looked forward to visiting with our 3 kids, aged 11, 11 and 13.
And wauuuw - what a nice place. What an incredibly nice place.
Seconds after we arrived, we were greeted by Nigel and he introduced the park.
And 15 minutes later, we were on the training area of the park, being teached about security and how to move around in a very safe way.
I can assure you this - there is something for all ages / braveness - the security is top notch, and minutes after my 11 years old was stuck 10 meters up, an instructor was up there helping him.
We had soooo much fun in that park. The kids absolutely was challenged to the max, and it was cool to see how the park made them behave responsibly - but also to see them "grow" to the challenges ...
They have some serious ziplines - I believe the longest was 115 meters over a huge span ....
There are an area with shade to relax and have a cold one - around the park you also have shady trees, so you can follow your kids without getting a sun stroke :-)
Best part in the end, is that you actually just pay for what areas / things you try.
So me bailing out after trying the 2 meters training area, only costed me 50 kuna.
We had a blast there and recommend this to anyone seeking some adrenalin for a few hours.

2. Stancija Kumparicka

Cokuni 25, Krnica 52207, Croatia
Excellent
92%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Stancija Kumparicka

Kumparicka is a small ecological goat farm where we produce cheese. We offer many different types of cheese as well as an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the nature, watch the goats and learn from them. We offer many program from which you can choose what suits you best. Whether in a big group or alone you can come visit us and feel what its like to live on a farm with 200 goats surrounded by nature. If you'd like to join our goats in the morning pasture, make cheese or try all the local delicacies we're the place to be! We also have a tavern called Primitiva. You can enjoy everyday from 7:00 pm with your friends and family on an evening hangout. Besides an opportunity to taste different sorts of cheese we will offer you warm or cold dishes from menu. If none of these offers suit you give us a call or send us an email, we will be happy to reply and arrange just what you want.

Reviewed By AdaRoseti - Bucharest, Romania

There are lots of visitors in Istria and all of them need a place to eat. Now if you are anywhere near Krnica or you don't mind a longer drive, you must go at eat at Stancija Kumparicka. They are open each evening from 7.00 pm and serve a set menu. Part of it is a tasting of goat cheese made at the farm, from the milk of the 250 happy goats grazing happily on the land. Part if catch of the day, and the sea around provides plenty of that, or other local delicacy. We were a party of 10, including small children, teens, adults and seniors, and all had a great time. We loved the location, the dogs, the farm, the hosts and the food. We've got head of tuna stew - a wonderful combination of tuna meat and onion and cheese, and ribs, and both were wonderful. And don't let me start about the cheeses: from the soft ones, among which the saffron one stood out, to the semi-hard one (which we also brought to bring home), to the "dessert" ones, all were great and we couldn't decide which was better. All of them, I think! We had rice pudding with local jam as desert for children, and a wonderful white house wine for adults, so, all in all, we enjoyed ourselves a lot. The hosts are amazing, gracious and knowledgeable, and the whole experience was amazing. I think all of us would visit again and again, if it were not so far away!

3. Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Trgovacka 40, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 95 562 4111
Excellent
98%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
0%
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5 based on 145 reviews

Brist Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our family farm is located in the gentle hills above the town of Vodnjan. You can book an educational tour with us to our olive grove and enjoy the beautiful views over the Brijuni Islands while learning all about the production of world class olive oil in Istria. Tour booking can be done by email, phone or best to come and visit our shop in the center of Vodnjan where you can enjoy a free tasting of our full range of our 5 different oils. The address of our shop is on the main street in Vodnjan, Trgovacka 40, (directly opposite the post office). We very much look forward to meeting you and sharing a wonderful olive oil experience with you. Paul O'Grady.

Reviewed By Petra_Natural_Cro - Zagreb, Croatia

I had an oil shop visit and olive groove tour here with a group of 13 Americans. We loved the surroundings, and all products we tried, including several varieties of oil, accompanied with delicious snacks, local wine and chocolate. Paul took us on the tour through Sta. Margherita groove. It was professional and interesting, discovering many facts about olives and all the process and hard work that stays behind the perfect drop of oil. I would suggest to everyone interesting in delicious oil to make also the groove tour, as this brings you to a new level of experience, realizing how personal this is, every olive has been hand-picked and taken care of on the top level possible!

4. Ranch Barba Tone

Manjadvorci 60, Manjadvorci 52207, Croatia +385 98 982 9073
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Ranch Barba Tone

Reviewed By Glavani - Glavani, Croatia

What a transformation for me. At 18 years I swore I would never ride a horse again after just one terrifying ten minute episode, at 48 years I rode again here at my local village Manjadvorci and saw the surrounding countryside with new eyes. I went with guests who were staying with me and they told me I would enjoy it. I was sure I wouldn't! The staff were very helpful and full of fun. The horses knew I was completely useless and looked after me. The training was easy and very well done before we left and while we were out walking. I did not get energetic or daring - just enjoying the woodland and open fields, but there are many options for everyone including camping out and swimming in the sea. This is a beautiful part of Istria, Croatia to go horse riding - believe me - and, from a horse riding novice, this is an exhilarating way to see it. I deserved the beer and rakia that I bought there when I returned!

5. Amphitheatre de Pula

Flavijevska ul., Pula 52100, Croatia +385 52 219 028
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Amphitheatre de Pula

The Arena in Pula is a 1st century Roman Amphitheatre. The arena is the 6th largest in the world.

Reviewed By Thebates22

The Roman Amphitheater in Pula is definitely worth s visit if you are in the area. I visited on a sunny but cold February weekend. Admission for an adult is 50Kn (£5:95/€6:75/$8:30/¥884) with children and concessions costing 25Kn. They only accept Croatian cash (Kn) and DO NOT accept Euro’s or change Euro’s.
At the time I visited they were not proving the audio tour and the English speaking cashier said this service was only provided in the summer, not sure of the dates, but this was a little disappointing as the free leaflet is pretty limited with information.
The arena itself is pretty impressive, tastefully and well renovated, but in my opinion is severely lacking information boards, especially in the light of no audio tour being available.
The subterranean exhibition is good, with plenty of well placed and detailed information boards as well as artefacts found on the site.
Overall, well worth the money.
(I’ve added an image of the opening times throughout the year, as this seemed to be creating some questions)

6. Vielle ville de Labin

ul. Alda Negrija, Labin, Croatia
Excellent
40%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Vielle ville de Labin

Reviewed By NederbelgLanaken - Lanaken

Experiencing the coming to live of an ancient place in the late afternoon. Enjoy walking around, having great views, little places to enter and taste and explore the little shops in the old town. Take a Terrace and enjoy Italian style and crowding of the place. Parking is possible close to the town, but alsoo further away is great an there is a small train to take you to the old town. Stay for diner and have an nice relaxing evening.

7. Sirana Vesna Loborika

Loborika 31, Marcana 52207, Croatia +385 52 550 468
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Sirana Vesna Loborika

8. Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Ul Vladimira Nazora 16, Vodnjan 52215, Croatia +385 98 860 566
Excellent
95%
Good
3%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 229 reviews

Chiavalon Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There is no point in counting numerous awards Chiavalon oils got either for their packaging design or, what’s more important, for the quality of their olive oils. Sandi Chiavalon, one of the youngest and, we can freely say, most progressive and energetic Istrian olive makers, started following his dreams while he was practically in high school. His vision was to use the latest technology in order to get the best from olive trees his family traditionally grew. Since then, he planted numerous trees, and has been recognized as one of the best olive oil producers in Istria. His olive oils were among the first Croatian ones to enter the prestigious Flos Olei olive oil guide, and also, the first one available worldwide. Recently Chiavalon was listed among the TOP 25 producers in the World by the organization World best olive oils. If you’re around Vodnjan, be sure not to miss Chiavalon’s wonderfully designed tasting room. For the complete tour of the farm pls book in advance.

Reviewed By Gregory S

We were on a cruise and as part of one of our day trips we were able to visit this smaller family run olive oil farm in Croatia. We were not expecting to leave with such valuable knowledge of how to judge good olive oil when we return home. The facilities tasting room is decorated very nicely and each seat is laid out with nice China and a snifter of olive oil. Time is spent explaining what to look for in a good oil, what is should small and taste like, and most importantly, how to taste it! Who knew! I caught myself on the rest of the trip at restaurants in Venice and Florence evaluating the oils :-) I plan on ordering some from their supplier in the United States. It turned out to be a real highlight. Thank you!

9. Istra Adventure

Draguzeti, Barban 52207, Croatia
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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5 based on 21 reviews

Istra Adventure

Experience a new and unforgettable experience! Explore Istria on a completely different way! In our new programs we offer unforgettable Quad adventures that leave no one indifferent. Possibility of organizing three hours, half-day and full-day programs. Enjoy quad driving, exploring intact nature, with the professional organization. Our programs does not leave anyone indifferent and require only a desire for adrenaline and a good time!

Reviewed By Daria U - Pula, Istarska, Croatia

I had a really great time with a great people! Organisation was perfect! Service is great! I enjoyed being there with my colleagues and business partners! My recommendation to everyone if you want to spend a wonderful time in the nature, driving through Istria! Visit...MoreThank you for a great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our program! Kind regards from us all. :)

10. Konjicki Klub Capall Hrboki

Hrboki 20, Barban 52207, Croatia +385 91 644 6343
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 3 reviews

Konjicki Klub Capall Hrboki

Horse Club Capall Hrboki is all around the year horse experience center. Situated in the beautiful Istrian country with almost intact nature overlooking Raski zaljev and just a few kilometers from the sea. We can offer numerous horse based activities for the ones that ride and for the ones that just want to enjoy the presence of horses grazing in the pasture. Trekking, hacking, riding in arena, ponies for the youngest, swimming with the horses, riding school are only a part of our offer. Special offer is our two day multi challenge trekking combining riding, sleeping in nature, canoeing and adventure park adrenalin experience. Also, as we are endurance sport club, we can tailor personalised trainings in this sport discipline according to your level of experience.

Reviewed By Julia H - Lakewood, Colorado

While there are aspects of this ride I very much enjoyed and appreciated very, very much, and am extremely grateful for, I first have to warn those of you who are advanced riders and who expect to be put with other advanced riders not to just automatically expect this.We had a couple of beginners, who while perfectly lovely and sweet people off the horse, on the trail they had a lot of fears. Fear of anything out of the ordinary, of an injured horse (and we had one badly injured) of a horse running extremely fast, or a stallion rushing our group- in other words anything that an advanced rider finds pretty easy to handle, these beginner riders found frightening, threatening, and out of control. Which if you're a beginner is perfectly understandable. Which is why you don't mix advanced and beginners. Now the good news is that they're funny, the bad news is that you can't laugh out loud because they tend to take it personally.
So suffice it to say that their complaints got, well, ludicrous. Such as nagging at me that MY horse wasn't going fast enough because they didn't have adequate skills to pick up these two leather thingies called reins and whisper this magical mystery word we use in horseback riding called WHOA which usually works to slow the animal down or stop it.....well. Their horse walks too fast, gets his nose into my horse's rear end, my horse kicks, naturally, and it's my fault. I don't come equipped with a rear view mirror, neither does my horse. Which is why you ride your horse, I ride mine. Because the horse ahead of me has the same problem when I get too close to her. Isobel will bark at me when her horse wallops Pharos in the nose. Or is this too complex a concept?
What I LOVED. Isobel allowed me to ride a fine fine fine fine horse named Pharos, two rungs above my pay grade, that is what we riders die for. Yes he got away from me at the gallop-twice- this horse was FAST and he absolutely lived to race- for about five seconds, I had him under control in about three or four more.. I had the time of my life learning how to get his magnificent, determined, huge, headstrong, gorgeous, powerful, immensely fantastic animal to obey me. Not without cost. I got two nasty whiplash injuries, the cost to my body was enormous. I had to get up at 4 am to do two hours of gentle yoga every day just to prepare. Daily migraines. Who cares. I have never been so fricken happy in my life. I'd sign up to do it all over in a heartbeat. You don't get to ride animals like this very often and you sure don't get to ride one that is tougher than you are, which you have to push yourself to master, who is trying to outwit you all day long. SIGN. ME.UP. I took more pain pills than healthy, wore more Roctape than professional cyclists, and couldn't lift my arms at the end of the day. Who gets the chance to do this? How lucky can a girl get? OMG. Heaven on earth. Riders know this feeling. But obey he did, and it was worth every single torn nail and aching back muscle.
To give you an idea, the fingers of both hands at the end of every day were so red, swollen, and blistered that not only could I not close them, the hot water of the shower was an agony. Hadda tape them up too. One strong damned horse. Everyone else showered first because I needed all the hot water to warm back up so that I could un-knot. I find this hilarious. This isn't supposed to be a walk in the park. This is supposed to be challenging.
Ivo and Isobel work hard to provide trails that wind through a rich variety of landscape, villages, ruins, a nice cold lake. Pharos, my horse, decided along with everyone else to get right to the cold lake water, but he also decided that he was going to take a bath in it, rider be damned. I suspect that only because I yelled NO!!!!! at him in German I saved my skinny butt from a cold wash.
Ivo dutifully provides a wonderful variety of cooked foods, fruits, local goodies every day all day, crusty breads and fresh vegetables, thick stews and fresh eggs. He does yeoman's work to make sure you're comfortable and the hotels you stay in are very comfy. You get to spend two nights in rooms provided for by a sixty-ish widow, a friend of Isobel's, who cooks from her own garden (I'm not making this up, yum to the nth degree) and who is very concerned for your comfort. Ivo sneaks in chocolate, and if he sees you enjoying it, there's twice as much the next night. You gotta love the guy. He's very sensitive to your likes and dislikes and that's so very endearing.
I am most grateful to Isobel for allowing me, at my request after the first day, to upgrade to Pharos, that absolutely made my trip, and also for providing me with competent tips and ideas that improved my riding. You never stop being a student, and I am no expert, but an advanced intermediate. So I want and need ideas and tips and feedback all the time. That said, who needs a beginner to go ballistic when I take out a camera to take shots of a lively stallion in a nearby walled off pasture that has rushed our group, because she's terrified that I'm being risky. It's her horse and everyone else's that went willy nilly, and bombproof Pharos who is stock still on the lane, quietly minding his own business. I think therein lies the best reason for separation, is that beginners are so damned busy riding other peoples' horses for them that they aren't riding their own, which makes them more of a danger than anyone, which is why I tend to avoid them where possible. But damn they are fun to watch, if not fun to listen to.
This is why I didn't give this outfit five stars. I heartily disagree with mixing beginners with advanced riders, There is so much hand and leg signaling going on that is subtle and quiet and constant between you and the horse. Beginners don't see this. They can't. You're not a sack of potatoes, leaving the reins on the withers, waiting for him to choose to eat when he wants which stops the trail in its tracks. That means that the group has to ride at the lowest common denominator to make sure everyone feels safe and comfy. We walked a great, great, great deal. There were a lot of gallops that could have been that did not happen. A beginner doesn't think about how their lack of skill affects the trip for the advanced person. But what we do is adapt because it's the right thing to do, and you keep your counsel. Because you're on this amazing ride on this amazing horse in this magnificent countryside and it all works out anyway. And when you're not so damned busy paying attention to other people's horses you're able to get terrific photos, enjoy the sunsets, feel this amazing creature that is willing to carry you and put up with you and tolerate you and bend his will to you. And your heart rises and rises and rises and absolutely nothing matters but you and the wind and the horse and the movement and the rhythm and the smell of him, and the intense and fabulous gratitude you feel for the right, the honor to ride such a beast. You, this puny human.
The other reason I did not give five stars is because Ivo and Isobel's relationship was a point of contention for the duration of this adventure. It is one thing to have good spirited word play. But the bickering and frustration that surfaced and the complaining about each other to the group behind the other's back was, and I'll be gentle about this, unnecessary. At points it was funny, which is fine, but at others, it was downright unpleasant. What goes on between the guides/owners is private and none of our business. I have no idea if that's because we were the last trip of the season, because we had two lame horses and a seriously injured one, whatever the cause, at some point as a customer I just don't want to hear it anymore. Individually terrific people. Ivo is a great storyteller. Very funny. Isobel is an excellent rider. A bit more harmony would have gone a long way. In addition, a bit of guidance to the beginners about how to ride in line would have been hugely helpful, since it's not my job as a guest to train, instruct, inform, guide or teach them how to tack up, ride, manage or do pretty much everything else around a large animal. Which is why this ride should be limited to advanced riders. When you as a guest start doing it, it's insulting to the guide, the beginners take umbrage (hey I would too). No.body needs a self important butthead trying to be second in command. You're expected to know what you're doing. If you don't, then don't be mad if someone is poking fun at you.
So you tolerate the complaints, people taking far far far too long to saddle up, because it ends up being part of the morning and lunchtime comedy show. Especially when two people try to help each other get saddled up and neither quite knows what to do. The bit ends up under the horse's chin. Um...you might wanna.... Sorry, that gets funny. And NO I did not laugh out loud then, but I can now, and I did. I was a beginner, I remember, and I spent plenty of time being an absolute putz. I just found it funny. Like the morning I was so immensely tired, exhausted and dead on my feet I literally did not see the shoe on Pharos' right hind leg. Right under my nose. I tell Isobel the shoe is missing. Sends me into the pasture. I spent twenty minutes looking for a nonexistent shoe, until Ivo yells "Shoe on foot Yulya! Is right here! Come see!" Now I'm sorry, that's funny. It was covered in clay, but all I had to do was put the damn thing down and see the nails. Tired, man, tired. Funny. Everyone else but Ivo, annoyed. I was still saddled up in six minutes and had to wait another fifteen for the Keystone Cops to get it together. You cannot write comedy any better than real life which is rich with it.
One last callout to Ivo, though. Due to the fact that my watch had the wrong date on it, the group left early to get to the airport to accommodate my earlier flight, only to find out that my watch was wrong. So I changed my flight, and with everyone leaving later, Ivo was kind enough (as befits his very generous nature) he took us to Split where we took walks through the market, got some pizza and I got a double ice cream, saw a huge castle, and enjoyed the ridiculous nearly 80 temps. I mean come on, man. While we got rained on for a couple of days on the ride, for the most part the weather gods gave us heartbreakingly lovely weather, which I blame on Ivo's sunny nature.
I do highly recommend this outfit, with the considerations given above. I would call ahead and vet the group beforehand if your expectation is to ride ONLY with advanced riders.Part of me wishes I had, if for no other reason to let that big black b----d run his heart out with me hanging on like a forest tick.Walter Farley fans, you know my heart. But ultimately, it all works out, because I'm the one writing a book, and this whole trip gave me a great deal of comedic material,most of it at my expense (as it should be) but a little elsewhere too. The frustrations are the essence of the comedy, and emotional maturity is the ability to see the funny in the moment. Which is why this trip was a joy.

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