Hosts of the IYC tournament


Novigrad is a town with the population of four thousand people, high standard of living and a well-developed municipal infrastructure, situated 15 km south of Umag.

It is distinguished by its unique combination of seaboard beauty and sports spirit, renowned for its fishing tradition and superior gastronomic offer. It is an excellent host to football teams looking for favourable training conditions and general improvement. The development of sports facilities was crowned with the construction of the new contemporary sports hall.

Although the bike-hotel title of the four star Hotel Aminess Maestral in Novigrad indicates its readiness to accommodate especially cyclists, it also offers benefits for all other professional and amateur athletes – from the contemporary wellness centre with swimming pool and gym, to the vicinity of the sea, which is only some 50 m away, sports courts and a new hall, doctor’s surgery and the centre of picturesque Novigrad.

Aminess Maestral Hotel 4* - Novigrad

The Aminess Maestral Hotel is located on the western coast of Istria, near Slovenia and Italy, and it is easily accessible from most principal cities in Europe. Football players are frequent and welcome guests in this hotel, as everything here has been suited to their needs – from the Mediterranean climate and high-quality football infrastructure to special food, sports massages and saunas. Football pitches built to FIFA standards are located near the hotel for world-class training sessions all year round. It’s no wonder the hotel hosts more than 100 football clubs per year.

  • 308 rooms, most with balconies and sea views
  • wellness centre, fitness centre, half-Olympic indoor pool and saunas
  • restaurant with a selection of food designed for athletes
  • sports uniform laundry service
  • a mild climate that allows outdoor training 365 days a year
  • 2 grass 85x60m pitches (500m from the hotel)
  • 1 60x40m artificial turf pitch (500m from the hotel)


Once a fishing village, today a modern tourist resort, Medulin offers a dynamic and eventful vacation. Everything is focussed on tourism.

Medulin’s unique sandy beach Bijeca, one kilometer long, attracts families with young children. Nature lovers prefer campsites where they can relax in the shade of century old pine trees. There is also plenty of entertainment and fun until the early morning hours for the younger generation.

If you want more comfortable accommodation, you can choose from a variety of family run hotels or large hotels that are refurbished regularly and situated at the very seaside. During the winter sports grounds in Medulin are ideal for preparations of sportsmen, especially football players and athletes. The climate is perfect for winter preparations, the average day temperature in January is 6.2 C which is suitable for sports and recreation. In April (11 C) and May (16 C) the weather is ideal for biking or perhaps horse riding in the predominantly lowland area. During your stay in this area with a rich fishing tradition discover the delights of homemade dishes – crab salad, black risotto or brodetto. Or if you prefer a meat menu you can try Istrian prosciutto, “fuži” pasta with veal sauce or perhaps aromatic specialties prepared with highly prized truffles.

If you are seeking adventure, visit one of the many small islands of the Medulin archipelago – Ceja, Levan or Bodulaš. Or go fishing with the local fishermen or dive into the stillness of the underwater world. Perhaps you would like to see it all from above? Then choose a panoramic flight by sports plane. Don’t miss the old windmills by the sea, archaeological site Vižule with remains of Roman villas or an unforgettable walk to the Medulin pond with ducks. There is a wide selection and it’s up to you to choose.

Discover “terra magica” in every season of the year. Welcome!


Surrounded by greenery, together with a campsite, the Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin sits next to numerous hotels that stretch along wonderful Bijeca sandy beach on the Medulin shoreline, forming a modern holiday resort. Thanks to its wide range of sporting activities, it is one of the most perfect Medulin hotels for guests seeking an active holiday in Croatia, where they can keep fit. The Park Plaza Belvedere in Medulin has a quiet, idyllic natural setting, sandy beaches, pebbly coves, and a varied entertainment program, making it an ideal hotel for families with children.

Our sport centre in Medulin has 8 football fields of which 2 are artificial turf fields,a tennis court, multi-purpose sports grounds for five-a-side football, handball, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball, a 4-lane athletics track and throwing area.


  • 8 grass football fields(2 artificial turf fields)
  • Athletic 4-lane track
  • Throwing area
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Five-a-side football pitch
  • Handball, basketball, volleyball
  • Beach volley
  • Mini golf
  • Bicycles rental – possibility of bicycles storage
  • Diving centre at the nearby Camping Arena Medulin
  • Nearby water sports centre:
  • Pedal boat
  • Banana riding
  • Speedboat with parachute
  • Jet ski
  • Trails for walking and running
  • Family park at the entrance of the nearby Camping Arena Medulin (June – September)
  • Horseback ridding
  • Windsurfing
  • Paintball