You know the charming Tuscan landscape with hills and villages close? Istria shows this sweet natured Italian but much more. What are you waiting for? Book in one of the resorts in this beautiful sunny region
Istria, the largest peninsula in Europe, is home to more foreign tourists. Not surprising, because it is so beautiful!
Cities with a picturesque historic centres are beautifully situated in the bays of the rugged coastline. In this region you will find different types of beaches. Some are ideal for lovers of water sports and other for young families.
Try the local dishes based on fish and not worry about the bill, this region is much cheaper than other holiday destinations.
The Italian influence is felt everywhere. Many countries have the name of both Croatian and Italian, and in many places the Romans left their mark, such as the amphitheater of Pula and the town of Porec and Rovinj. This coastal town, easily accessible from the resorts, well worth a visit. The city walls that once stood here, along the coast, have been replaced by houses. This is it not to be missed!
Average summer temperature: 26 degrees
The smallest town in the world Hum (12 houses!)
Natural Park of Monte Maggiore
Truffle festival in Motovun
Bottles of wine and olive oil
Cycling! Istria is rich in long rides, ideal for children. Following the bike path you will come to the bay of Vestre, 5 km from Rovinj or you can ride up to the old station Parenzana, currently occupied by a beautiful flower shop.
For shopping, you will find lots of small shops in Porec, whilst Konzum has larger ones. This city is also the best place to buy a ‘Bukaleta’, a clay jug for serving wine.
A fjord in Istria? This is a must see! The Lim fjord is 10 km long and is surrounded on both sides by steep mountains. Spectacular scenery can be seen by taking a boat trip.
Pršut Istrian ham is known all over the world. The quality is in the traditional preparation. This is one of the healthiest hams in the whole Mediterranean region!