The most beautiful peninsula in Croatia, which is characterized by fabulous unspoiled nature on the inland, crystal blue sea, medieval towns and a rich cultural heritage. It is situated on the northern side of the Adriatic Sea, between Trieste and Kvarner Bay. This tourist paradise offers the widest variety of tourist accomodations on the sea as well as on the inland (apartments, hotels, rustic villas, traditional stone houses ...). It covers 2820 square kilometers and has about 208 000 inhabitants. The name originates from Illyrian tribe Histri, who lived in the area. All who want an active vacation in Istria will find many activities such as sailing, diving, beach volleyball, cycling, swimming, surfing, tennis, mini golf, paragliding...

For those who are looking for night life, Istria offers many high quality trendy discos and bars along the coast. Culture lovers can enjoy many cultural monuments, of which the most famous are Arena dating from the Roman Empire time and Euphrasius basilica with diocese from the 6th century, which is the only monument in Istria that was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. For those seeking peace and relaxation, the inland of Istra is a true paradise. Traditional stone houses in the interior, and apartments bathed in greenery and beautiful landscapes will surely provide maximum peace for every guest.

From the sites that You should definitely visit, we recommend the National Park Brijuni, Hum - the smallest city in the world, Motovun and the Motovun Film Festival, Umag - where is held a tennis tournament for all tennis fans, Pula and the latest movies at the Pula Film Festival, Wine Routes and Olive Oil Routes...

The Istrian gastronomy will delight You with its diversity. So you can enjoy Istrian prosciutto, goat cheese, cheese with truffles, homemade sausages, but also in various fish specialities and seafood... For dessert You can try many different kinds of homemade cakes from which we recommend fritters and krostule. All that needs to be followed by quality Istrian wines from which we single out Kozlovia and Veralda wines.

Larger tourist centers with private accomodations in Istria are Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad, Umag, Rabac, Vrsar and Medulin.











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