Hi, I’m Nicky, editor-in-chief, researcher, writer and driver of this unruly enterprise. Like it or loath it, Live Istria is my baby. Article production here is very much a collaborative affair. Here are the articles I've initiated and written most of. Those he's initiated are under his name.

AMT – for all your building needs

AMT – for all your building needs

If you’re looking for a builder, I highly recommend Miro and Toni Cabraja, otherwise known as AMT. They are the builders we use, and they’ve never let us down – so far! As well as handling the  restoration work at Kovaci, they also built the Little House at the bottom of our garden, installed...
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Based in Pula, Aspectus offers a wide range of properties throughout Istria. It was founded in 2008 by Laci Debeljak, who says the secret of his success is simple: doing the best job possible for his clients. “Much of our business comes from referrals,” said Laci. “People come to us because we provide a...
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Zdravko Kneševic, Beatum, Novigrad, Istria

Based in Novigrad, Beatum offers all types of property in Istria, as well as a wide range of related services. What makes Beatum special is its owner, Zdravko Kneševic, who’s a real long-term property specialist. He established one of the first real estate agencies in Istria in 1991 – and has had happy customers...
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Europartner team, Porec

Based in Porec, Europartner offers all types of property. They focus mainly on Istria, but also have local representatives along the whole Croatian coast. A fully-qualified estate agent, Mara Miloš established Europartner in 2006 and today leads a team of three. She worked for many years in Austria and, with a background in banking...
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Visnja & Manuela of Habitare, Istria

Based in Porec, Habitare covers Porec, north and central Istria. They offer a full range of properties, many on exclusive offer. Having worked in real estate for many years, Višnja Simonetti established Habitare in 2006 and has a lot of experience helping foreigners find their ideal Istrian property – and more. Višnja says, “We...
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Karlo & Sanja from Habito, Istria

Based in Višnjan, Habito was established by Karlo Mates and Sanja Temsic in 2006, and has a wide choice of houses and apartments across Istria. What differentiates Habito from many agencies is their specific expertise with old properties. As a qualified structural engineer, Karlo not only knows how to sell houses, he also knows...
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LoveIstra / Istraplus

Stella Štifanic, LoveIstra, Porec, Istria

Based in Porec, LoveIstra / Istraplus covers all types of property and specialises in new, high-quality stone houses. As a partnership of two long-standing, Porec-based  agencies, together they offer many years of Istrian real-estate experience. (Zvjezdana (Stella) Štifanic founded LoveIstra in 2000 and Iva Radolovic founded Istraplus in 2004. The two companies hooked up...
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Duška Starcevic, Narval, Istria

Narval was founded by Duška Starcevic in 2008, and initially set out to address the Scandinavian market. Having worked in real estate for many years, she realised that many Scandinavians were interested in holiday homes, but were being neglected. So she set up Narval, based in Novigrad, and established partners in Sweden and Finland,...
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Azra & Mandica of Tetida, Istria

Based in Porec, Tetida covers the whole of Istria and offers a full range of properties. With many years of real estate experience, Azra Pleh opened Tetida in 1998. Since then, she and her colleague, Mandica Nadarevic, have been helping people find and settle into their Istrian properties – and about 80% of their...
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The Universum team, Novigrad, Istria

Based in Novigrad, Universum offers real estate, building and tourist services along the north Istrian coast, focused on the region from Porec to Umag. It was founded by Ivan Catalano in 1998. “We are specialists in this part of Istria,” explained consultant, Robert Andreašic, who works in both the real-estate and tourist parts of...
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Landscape Art – garden solutions


Landscape Art offers a full range of landscaping and gardening services. “Whatever you need for your outside space, we are there to help design, create and maintain it,” explained owner, Renata Cehic. Their services include: Garden design and creation with landscaping, planting and lawn formation Creating garden features like rockeries, fountains, paths, pergolas and...
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