The church of St. Magdalene (St. Blaise) - Rakotule

The church can be found at Pahovići (Konobari). It was built in the 12th century and extended various times over the later centuries. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The rich estate owner Raguzzi from the neighbouring Vižinada-Visinada (originating in Dubrovnik), who owned estates all around the church, had the church completely refurbished in 1770 and defined a new saint protector - Saint Blaise. With time, the celebration of the Saint grew into the most important annual festivity of Rakotule and is now celebrated in February, on the feast day of Blaise, when an exhibition of wine, honey and homemade bread is organised.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.