• Dream vacation in the heart of istria

    Guaranteed quality vacation and relaxation from the daily hustle and the fast life

    Dream vacation in the heart of istria

  • Peace, beauty and proximity to the sea

    Close to Buzet, Roca, Hum, Sovinjak, Vrh, Motovun, only 25 minutes from the sea

    Peace, beauty and proximity to the sea

  • BLEND OF MODERN COMFORT AND TRADITION

    Updated in accordance with the conservators, with the benefits of modern comfort for a perfect holiday

    BLEND OF MODERN COMFORT AND TRADITION

  • Traditional istrian stone houses

    Comfortable accomodation in 8 houses with a total capacity of 29 people

    Traditional istrian stone houses

    • Dream vacation in the heart of istria

      Dream vacation in the heart of istria

    • Peace, beauty and proximity to the sea

      Peace, beauty and proximity to the sea

    • BLEND OF MODERN COMFORT AND TRADITION

      BLEND OF MODERN COMFORT AND TRADITION

    • Traditional istrian stone houses

      Traditional istrian stone houses

    Activities

    In the proximity of Kotli village you can enjoy a various kinds of activities

    Outdoor

    Bike & hike trails, swimming, zipline and much more

    Food

    Rich gastronomic scene

    Culture

    Excursions, sights, glagolitic scripts

    Blend of modern comfort and tradition.

    Traditional stone houses

     Updated in accordance with the conservators, with the benefits of modern comfort for a perfect holiday

    History facts

    Although it consists of only fifteen or so house, the old village of Kotli is one of the most attractive vacation resorts in central Istria. It is located east of Buzet in the valley of the River Rečina, which after connecting with the rivulet Draga, continues to flow as the River Mirna, the longest and most known Istrian river. Rečina is the official name of the river, by which it is marked on most maps, but the people who live in the valley call it Mirna. In autumn, when the snow starts to melt on Učka and Ćićarija, and after the rains, it fills with water, and during the summer, after long droughts, it can completely disappear.

    Till the 2nd World War there was no primary school in the village, so the children had to walk several kilometers to the school in Hum, which was established in the mid 19th century. During the years the school was closed, the children went to school in Buzet. Through the valley of the River Rečina, and all the way to Buzet, there is an underpinned path which the children took to go to school, and the villagers to take their products to the annual June fair in Sveti Ivan near Buzet.

    In past centuries, Kotli was the biggest and wealthiest village in the Hum area – Humstina, with more than hundred inhabitants. After the 2nd World War, as has happened in many villages and towns in central Istria, a lot of people left. The villagers of Kotli went to Buzet, and areas around Poreč and Kopar, and tried to make ends meet there, while the time has taken its toll on the abandoned village house. In the 1970’s census, it was recorded that there are still 14 people living in Kotli, but soon they left too, and the village remained empty and dead. Today, Kotli is alive only »on paper« – in the last census in 2001, it was recorded that there is only one inhabitant.

    Kotli village history
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