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Istan is a charming white washed village set in a secluded location just 15 minutes inland from Marbella. Offering all of the charm of traditional Andalucía, yet just a short drive from the centre of the lively Puerto Banus Marina.
The origins of Istan date back to the 14th century, the oldest and most important building is the parish church, built in the 16th century on the orders of the Archbishop of Seville.
Other notable attractions are the Casa de la Juventud and the Arab tower, which once formed part of the old fortress and is situated at the highest point of the village.
A major local attraction is the Istan Lake, this 8 Kilometre Lake is must for all owing to its breath-taking panoramic views, the surrounding mountain range and infrastructure for a variety of outdoor sports activities. Providing a truly relaxing family holiday experience, a wide variety of activities are on offer including; fishing, canoeing, kayaking and aqua skipping.
Ideal for those looking to holiday or reside in the suburbs of Marbella, Istan provides unique traditional Andalucian appeal within a short distance of the coasts major hotspots.