Betiga is a settlement one kilometre north-east from the tourist resort of Barbariga, almost joined with Peroj. It was densely populated from the Antiquity period until the Early Middle Ages, of which there are numerous remains as well as unexplored prehistoric sites in its vicinity.

Betiga was built from the 1st and the 5th century, when several country villas were constructed. The remains of the Early Christian Church of St. Agnese can also be found in the village as well as the most interesting archaeological remains of the St. Andrew Monastery, one kilometre west from Betiga. The complex has been completely explored. Its core includes a trefoil chapel from the early 5th century with its preserved multi-coloured floor mosaic. During the first half of the 5th century, the chapel became the altar space built in a three-nave basilica and a cemetery chapel in the 8th century. Since it was abandoned in the 13th century, the complex has been dilapidating.

How to get there:
Betiga, a village in the Vodnjan area, 20 km north-west of Pula and 1 km north-east from the tourist resort Barbariga.



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.