Istria - the Secret Gem of Croatia
Istria is a stunning area in northwest Croatia that is bordered by Slovenia, Italy, and the Adriatic Sea. It is a well-liked travel destination among tourists from all over the globe due to its advantageous location, temperate climate, and breathtaking natural scenery. Istria is the place to go if you're searching for the ideal fusion of adventure, culture, and relaxation.
Istria offers something for everyone, from its stunning beaches and clear waters to its historic cities, quaint villages, and rich cultural legacy.
Top Tourist Attractions in Istria:
- Pula - This ancient city is well-known for its sixth-largest Roman amphitheater in the world and its stunning coastlines.
- Rovinj, also referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is a charming fishing village with brightly colored buildings, winding streets, and breathtaking ocean vistas.
- The hilltop town of Motovun is well-known for its truffles and its breathtaking views of the neighboring countryside.
- Poreč - With its beautiful beaches, charming old town, and stunning Byzantine mosaics, Poreč is a must-visit destination in Istria.
- Brijuni Islands: The Brijuni Islands, a national park and nature reserve, present a distinctive fusion of nature, history, and culture.
Istria is well known for its delicious food, particularly seafood, truffles, and regional wines, in addition to these top tourist locations.
Istria is the ideal location for your next vacation, whether you're seeking adventure, culture, or leisure!
Attractions in Istria
|1. National park Brijuni - 3 bigger and 12 smaller islands make the archipelago of Brijuni which is located in the south-west coast of Istria. Brijuni are known for their dense vegetation, safari park inhabited by rare animals and many archaeological remains from the Roman era.|
|2. The heritage of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy - A tour of the Austro-Hungarian civilian architecture and military fortifications, boat trip, tour of the military-religious facility. All of these are available in certain destinations. Most of the roman fortresses are reachable by foot and Pula is a home to several of them.|
|3. Amphitheatre in Pula - surely one of the most significant Roman cultural and historical inheritance in Istria. Theamphitheater was built in the first century and it is the 6th biggest in the world. During that time the amphitheater was used as a theater for gladiator fights, whereas today it is used as stage for various cultural events, mostly concerts.|
|4. Agrotourism in Istria - The large offer of agrotourism in the inland of Istria is for those who wish to have a quiet vacation surrounded by the green, untouched nature. There you can stay in typical Istrian taverns, called ''konoba''. The hosts will welcome you with Istrian food as well as good red wine, called Terran, or an exquisite white wine, called Malvazija.|
|5. Roads of olive oil and wine - Istria is known for its olive oil and wine. In fact, an old Istrian sayings goes ''bread for the body, wine for the soul''. Olive oil in Istria represents the symbol of good diet, and it is characteristic for its unique taste. There are many roads of olive oil and wine in Istria with purpose of showing the old oil mills and wine cellars to visitors.|
|6. Festival of Dance and Non-verbal theatre - In a very short time, the festival has established itself as one of the most interesting events in the region which attracts numerous dance artists, experts, critics and, best of all a numerous and loyal audience.|
Blue and Green Istria
BLUE ISTRIA: holidays on the Istrian shores
Blue Istria is the coastal region of the peninsula, both east and west coasts included. There you will find plenty of beautiful coves with pebbly beaches, rocky shores and crystal blue sea. Blue Istria is home to some of the well-known towns like Pula, Rovinj, Rabac, Medulin, Poreč, Novigrad and Umag.
GREEN ISTRIA: holidays in the inland of Istria
Green Istria represents the inland of this beautiful peninsula. It is a lovely region made out of smaller hills and long valleys where local produces grow. Town Motovun is a perfect example of a picturesque little Istrian town that lies on the hill.