Luxury holiday villa in Istria, Croatia
Villa Solea

Where we are

We are on the Eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula. It is less commercially developed, but known for its lovely white pebble bays surrounded by pine trees.

The village of Drenje is small and consists of a lower part, along the main road and an upper part, where the house is located. The marked hiking trail starts steeply uphill from the village and connects to the Labin - Skitaca (altitude 634 m) mountain trail.

You can also walk downhill and explore some of those pebble beaches that can be reached only on foot. Otherwise drive 5 minutes to the beach in Ravni where there is a little seasonal grocery store and a couple of restaurants. There is a seasonal restaurant in the lower part of Drenje too, accessible on foot. Further beaches can be found in St.Marina, where there is the nearest supermarket and a diving centre. Rabac is the nearest resort and it has hotels, restaurants, sports activities, nightlife etc. Labin is the nearest town with larger supermarkets, a food market, restaurants, cafes, chemists etc.

Nearest airports

  • Pula - 43 km
  • Zagreb - 235 km
  • Rijeka (Krk) - 118 km
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia) - 186 km
  • Trieste (Italy) - 153 km
  • Venezia - 263 km

Shops, restaurants, beaches

  • Ravni - 3 km
  • St.Marina - 6 km
  • Labin - 9 km
  • Rabac - 15 km

Check out some of the things you can do when you are here.

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Driving directions

After arrival at Labin from either Rijeka or Pula:

  • Follow directions to Rabac, Marina, Ravni. At mini roundabout where Rabac is signposted left, turn right up a cobbled hill to the old town (Stari Grad).
  • Pass through the old town gate at the top of the hill and go straight on across the Old Town Square, past the shops. Note the lovely views on your left.
  • Follow the road for approximately 1 km. Take the first exit at the roundabout where a cemetery is on your left. Drive for 500m and look out for a sharp left turn signposted Ravni/Drenje/Sv. Marina.
  • The road is narrow and winding. Drive slowly and follow directions to Ravni/Drenje.
  • Once you have reached Drenje look for a bus shelter on your left with a sign for Villa Solea - turn right uphill and reach the house by choosing the left forks of the village road.