Jušići are idyllic village located right at the point where Kvarner Bay meets its mountainous hinterland & where the tramontana wind blows out from the mainland. This peaceful corner of Matulji offers good opportunities for mountain-biking, or for competing in some of our more challenging bike races, hiking over the slopes of Mount Učka and Lisina’s protected landscape, or taking walking tours to explore the wider area. A special attraction of this region is the carnival that takes place in January and February, with the central event being the Zvončari Festival in Matulji. Zvončari, the bell-ringers, are traditional carnival figures whose origins date back more than 500 years. With their unique masks, movements and ringing of bells, they announce the arrival of spring and fertility.