The Lim channel is a karst channel carved in from the middle Istria near Pazin to Kanfanar where it changes direction westward. The Lim stream flows down the canyon-like valley, and dries out with the absence of rain over summer period. south shore of the channel is covered in oak and ash forests, while on the north shore, pine forests prevail. There are many caves in the channel, holding traces of human presence from the stone age period. On north side of the bay, there are ruins of the 11th century monastery, paying tribute to the medieval past. The channel is rich with fish, high quality muscles and oysters thanks to the unique sea water conditions, making the cuisine of the region magnificent.