At the recently concluded selection of the European family accommodation organization EHHA (Best European Holiday Home) in Brussels, which was attended by 18 countries from all over Europe, Croatia is the absolute winner in choosing the best holiday homes in Europe, and the best wellness house was declared Villa Vinčenat from Žminj!Villa Vinčenat from the village of Vadediji in the Žminj region entered the finals of the “European Holiday Home Award” in the competition of the best tourist apartments and holiday homes in Europe. After the first phase, the expert jury selected eight finalists in each category, and among the finalists were as many as 12 houses from Croatia. Villa Vinčenat was ranked among the eight best family accommodation facilities for health and wellness holidays, and at the gala dinner in Brussels on September 14, it was named the best wellness house in Europe.Superbly designed Villa Vinčenat, measuring 260 square meters, located on the outskirts of Vadedija near Žminj. Modern and well decorated, it provides real comfort and is able to accommodate eight people. The ground floor has a spacious living room with dining area and kitchen, with one toilet and a bedroom with bathroom. On the first floor is a large gallery from which one enters three bedrooms, each equipped with a bathroom. In the basement there is a mini wellness with sauna, bathroom, tavern and fitness room with a view of the outdoor pool through a large glass wall. Next to the house there is a large swimming pool with outdoor whirlpool and a beautiful covered terrace equipped with quality garden furniture, as well as a children’s playground located in a fenced yard.Peace and quiet is a new “luxury” in tourism, and these are cleverly recognized and marketed by some destinations as well as entrepreneurs as a tourist product. Žminj is the seat of the municipality of the same name in the heart of Istria, and the equal distance from Istrian towns on the coast is its real advantage for an optimal tourist vacation. While the towns on the coast are crowded in summer, visitors who long for a complete vacation here can find peace and quiet and enjoy the natural beauty and excellent gastronomic offer. “In the area of the municipality of Žminj, 170 accommodation facilities are registered. Most of them are holiday homes, followed by apartments and rooms. There are no hotel capacities, but that is why there is attractive camping accommodation. This year, the Robinson camp “Freedom” was opened, which offers guests accommodation in nature and sleeping under the stars by the campfire. ” stand out from the Žminj Tourist Board. A place of rich tradition, history and the seat of the Čakavian Parliament, Žminj is also known for its specific speech, which the Ministry of Culture has included in the list of protected intangible cultural assets of Croatia.From year to year, Žminj grows into a real tourist destination, included in the list of “must see”. From the beginning of this year to the end of August, 61.913 overnight stays were recorded in the Žminj region, which is 16,5 percent more than in the first eight months of last year. In terms of the number of tourist arrivals, of which there were 7.084 this year, they recorded a growth of as much as 20,6 percent compared to the same period last year. The structure of guests visiting Žminj is 56,70% from Germany, 7,25% from Austria, 5,23% from the Netherlands and 4,00% from Belgium. “Already recognizable events throughout the year attract many guests to the Žminj region, starting with Easter when a festival dedicated to Istrian pinca and traditional breakfast is organized. In July, one of the most interesting festivals in Istria is held – the Istrian Pasta Festival, which is a real paradise for all lovers of homemade pasta. In addition to numerous other gastronomic events, at the end of August in Žminj is held the largest folk festival in Istria – Bartulja, which brings together visitors from all over the region. Bartulja is recognizable by its rich and colorful fair, where a special place is occupied by autochthonous and traditional handmade products, with which numerous cultural, sports-recreational and entertainment programs are organized. ” they conclude from the Žminj Tourist Board.