Betiga is a settlement one kilometre north-east from the tourist resort of Barbariga, almost joined with Peroj. It was densely populated from the Antiquity period until the Early Middle Ages, of which there are numerous remains as well as unexplored prehistoric sites in its vicinity.
Betiga was built from the 1st and the 5th century, when several country villas were constructed. The remains of the Early Christian Church of St. Agnese can also be found in the village as well as the most interesting archaeological remains of the St. Andrew Monastery, one kilometre west from Betiga. The complex has been completely explored. Its core includes a trefoil chapel from the early 5th century with its preserved multi-coloured floor mosaic. During the first half of the 5th century, the chapel became the altar space built in a three-nave basilica and a cemetery chapel in the 8th century. Since it was abandoned in the 13th century, the complex has been dilapidating.
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Betiga, a village in the Vodnjan area, 20 km north-west of Pula and 1 km north-east from the tourist resort Barbariga.