Istria is a discovery, this region offers something for everyone; a beautiful coastline, historic towns, wine, truffles and olive oil. A great destination for food lovers!
Istria exudes a true Italian taste. Many tourists choose this destination because here you can still see the Tuscany of the past, with its country roads and ancient villages among the cypress trees. The Venetians have clearly left their mark. If you enjoy history then you have go to Rovinj, on the west coast of the island, the most romantic place in the Mediterranean.
Hidden coves with white pebbles, large and small bays and rocky cliffs, the beaches of Istria, clean and intact, are real beauties. The magnificent amphitheatre in Pula is the most impressive monument of the Roman Empire in Istria. In Pula you can always take a nice trip on foot or by bike along the beaches that lead to Verudela. In the immediate vicinity, taking a boat, you will reach the Brijuni Islands. This archipelago of 14 islands is the only national park in Istria.
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. Also in Pula you can have a good shop!
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 without using nitrates and smoke. This makes it one of the healthiest hams in the whole Mediterranean region!