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About Peroj

Peroj is a small town at a distance of about one kilometer away from the coast of Istria and quite close to Fažana. It is located in Istria on the southwestern coast in Croatia. Istria is a peninsula which is situated at the top of the Adriatic sea, and is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic as well, nestled between the Kvarner Gulf and the Gulf of Trieste. It is shared by Slovenia, Italy and Croatia. The ancient land of Peroj is believed to date back to the prehistorical age of copper, further evidenced by the remains of a necropolis inside the old walls of the town. Today a lovely destination for tourists, it was stated to be a summer vacation in the past as well, starting from the Roman era.

 

The origins of the name of the town "Peroj" are still debated. One theory proposed by Bernardo Schiavuzzi says that a settlement known as Petroriolum (Petroro) formerly existed near present-day Peroj around 1197. A second theory by Camillo de Franceschi suggested that Peroj was a derivative from the old name "Pedroli". Yet another theory put forward suggested that the Montenegrin immigrants derived the term Peroj from the Albanian term përrua, which means stream. It is known that when the area was under the occupation of the Romans, the town was called Pedrolo, and as mentioned before was known to be a holiday destination even in those times.

 

Peroj has a fascinating history. Over the years, the town of Peroj has been settled by families that came from a variety of roots during its history. The town was ravaged by malaria and the plague. The town had been emptied in 1562, due to the illnesses spreading. Leonardo Fioravanti, a doctor from Bologna, brought 124 farming families to the area from the Romagna region of present day Italy. Some of these families settled in Peroj but were forced to leave, as people from Pula believed that their lands had been violated and began persecuting the settled families.

 

Similarly, there were other attempts to populate the area. Greek families from Cyrus arrived in the region in 1578, and more from the region of Nauplia came to Peroj and settled here in between 1580 and 1583. However, in 1585 the families from Nauplia relinquished the rights to the lands allocated to them and left. The Cypriots stayed, but slowly more families left while others were killed due to the plagues still present in the region. Apparently, the population of Peroj further reduced until only three people were left behind by 1644! The region was successfully populated later on, as directed by the government of the Republic of Venice.

 

Today you can visit Peroj and enjoy the lovely beaches, historical architecture of the churches and all the great food this scenic town has to offer.

Places to see, things to do

In this town you can experience the peace and quiet of the countryside, admire the architecture and visit the beach. Here, you also have the opportunity to visit Pula, Medulin and Rovinj nearby. Pula is a city steeped in history and cultural monuments such as the amphitheater, one of the largest and oldest in the world, triumphal arch of the Sergijans, the Forum, the gates of Hercules, church, Augustus’ temple, and monastery of St. Frances and more. The city offers an extensive variety of recreational activities like nature trails, tennis, basketball, windsurfing, sailing, panoramic flights, golf, scuba diving, cycling and hiking.

There are many churches, which include St. Stephen’s and the church of St. Spiridon, while a small distance from Peroj you can find St. Foška. Peroj has a stunning view of Brijuni National Park, which you can visit. Peroj is famed for its manufacture of high-quality olive oil, considered a delicacy of the Istrian region. Culinary enthusiasts can taste Istrian cuisine and the delicacies of this region in restaurants “Castell” and “Villa Letan”.

The Church of St. Spyridon

Among its many churches, one such orthodox church is the Church of St. Spyridon. In 1657, Greek Orthodox Montenegrins that arrived in Peroj were not given approval to construct their own church straight away. In its place, they were allocated the church of St. Nicholas in Pula for their religious services.

The people of Peroj were at last granted leave to build their church by the Venetian Republic around 1788, meaning 130 years had passed since their settlement. The Church of St. Spyridon came into its current form by 1834. The church holds unusual icons and a 16th century iconostasis that represents Greek saints. The patron St. Spyridon is shrouded in legends, and is known as a miracle worker. One of the legends speaks of calming storms in order to bring vessels securely to the harbor and is thus venerated as guardian of seamen.

Beach

It is a 2.5 km long walk or promenade beside the beach, which spans from the Portić bay to Fažana and to Peroj. Next to the walk you have the beaches which are covered in large pebbles. The beach is just perfect for lazing around with a nice light novel or sunbathing. Whatever you choose to do at the beaches, remember to apply some sunscreen and stay hydrated. For the latter, beside the beach promenade are plentiful beach bars where you can rejuvenate yourself with your preferred drink (maybe you will discover a new favorite!) or take part in your favorite water activities. The beach also offers entertainment during the tourist season in the evenings, such as live music.

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