Along the south western coast of the istrian peninsula, you will find the quaint little town of Fažana. The town as it stands today has been dated back as far as the Roman Empire when it was the center of the vase, amphorae and tile manufacturing industry of the times. Of course back in those days, the town was known as Vasanium.
From the Romans to the Byzantine Empire, many nations have maintained control over the region since it was first settled. There have been a number of important battles fought in the area and as a result, a large quantity of artifacts dating back to prehistoric times has been uncovered.
The center of the town today can be traced back to the medieval times. In the town center, one will find the SS. Cosmas and Damian church which was built back in the 15th century. To get there, one has to meander their way down narrow cobblestone paths lined with ancient homes. There are three other churches located throughout the town which have been dated back as far as the 6th and 9th centuries.
Today, most of the annual events are held in the town square which has played an important role in the history of the town for centuries. Simply strolling down the many ancient streets and alleys can make any day a true adventure. Try the many flavors of Istrian cuisine in the many shops and taverns located throughout the town.
But most importantly, you cannot simply visit Fažana without also taking the time to lay and relax on their beautiful beaches and swim in the pristine waters. Since the town is also known for its olive oil and wine, you cannot leave without at least tasting a sip before you go. There is so much to see and do in Fažana.
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