Barbariga is a tourist village on the south-western coast of Istria, situated on the Barbariga peninsula or Punta Cissana (named after the lost ancient settlement of Cissa). It is located 22 km northwest of Pula, northwest of Fažana and Vodnjan and southwest of Bale. The main activities include farming (olives), fishing and tourism. A regional road connects Barbariga with Peroj.
Barbariga is derived from the Venetian noble family name Barbarigo , a family which produced two doges, cardinals and ten regional governors . Among antique ruins of still existing houses were found together with the most important oil works in Istria dating from the 4th century and two large Roman villa rustica with multi – coloured marble mosaics. In the Middle Ages Barbariga was called Cissana promontory after the legendary town of Cissa that disappeared into the sea in the 8th century .Other archeological sites in the area include rests of the prehstoric Mandriol fort and of the early Christian three- naval basilica of St. Andrew with mosaics, sarcophagi and stones. Tourists and bathers often visit the little Barbariga bay with its beach and port. There is a considerable inflow of tourists ad there are many restaurantsoffering fresh fish throughout the year. The beauty of the place offers culture and spirituality, sport activities, fishing.