Fažana through history

The history of Mediterranean towns often relies on mythopoetic records and legends. The story of the Argonauts, mythical seafarers who fleeing with the Golden Fleece from the Black Sea upstream along the Danube arrived to the north Adriatic coast, is also related to Istria, its coastal region. Among other things it is a story of ancient Mediterranean connections, exchange of experience and trade. Such an exchange also included the area of today’s Fažana and Valbandon.

Fažana in the Roman period

Fažana in the Roman period

Owing to its geographical position, proximity of the sea and fertile fields with Mediterranean crops, Fažana was an important economic center of Roman civilization, which in the Antiquity ...
Fažana in the Middle Ages

Fažana in the Middle Ages

The life of the Middle Ages of Fažana and its surroundings logically continued on the tradition of the Classical and late Classical periods. Not much is known about this period, especially ...
Austro-Hungarian period

Austro-Hungarian period

From the fall of Venice in 1797, a short period of the first Austrian domination and Napolens rule followed, and then over a century of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, mostly under the rule of ...
The period of Italian rule

The period of Italian rule

Continuing the trend of tourist development, Fažana experienced a true economic boom between the two World Wars. In 1930 there were 1100 inhabitants living on an area of 2000 hectares. Apart ...
Municipality of Fažana

Municipality of Fažana

Pursuant to the decision of the Croatian Parliament, Fažana became an independent unity of local self-government and on June 16, 2001 the Constituent Assembly of the municipal council of the ...