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Croatia // Istria


Croatia // Istria
Thanks to its geographical position, on the coast of the Adriatic, and its natural environment of thick forests, Istria has an enjoyable climate all along the year, which makes of it a dream Croatian destination, suitable for all kind of voyages (familial, sportive, adventurous or historical).

The green meadows of Istria and its hills covered with olive trees and vineyards also attract the nature lovers. This region has a very good selection of wines, like 'Malvajiza', a renowned white wine. Istria is also renowned for its good vegetables, its pastry, its fish dishes and, most importantly, its truffles, white or black.

In Istria, heart-shaped peninsula also called the 'new Tuscany', it's worth taking the time to enjoy life.

Close to Pula, we can find the 14 islands which form theBrioni Archipelago, a national park with rare animal and vegetal species. This place inspired Marchal Tito who, after meeting the Egyptian and the Indian Presidents, Nasser and Nehru, built its summer residence here. The Natural Park of Učka (160 km2), with its peak, le Mount Učka (1401 m), the apex of Istria, which dominates the Kvarner Bay and offers, in good weather conditions, a panorama of 360°, including the Alpes and Venice.

From an historic point of view, during the Bronze Era the Illyriens came to this region. Among them, the Histriots gave the name of this peninsula. During the 15th century, the actual territory of Istria was divided between theRepublic of Venice (1420-1797), on the Coast, and the Habsburgs, with the hinterland. Included to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Istria became exclusively Austrian until 1918, Italian until 1945 and Yugoslavian until 1991, the year of Croatian independence.

On the coast, the main cities of Istria - historical meeting place between 3 people, Croatian, Itallian and Slovenian -, are Medulin, Novigrad, Porec, Rabac and Rovinj, also called the 'Croatian Venice'. Pula has its Roman amphitheater the second largest after the Colosseum in Rome. The Temple of Augustus, with marble columns and Corinthian capitols, its forum, dating from the 1st century BC and the ruins of its ancient theater.

In the hinterlands, we can find the cities and villages of Brtonigla, Liznjan, Pazin and also Labin, medieval city, mentioned under the name of Albona, since 285 and situated on a hill which overhangs Rabac, known for its entrance gates from the 15th century, its Renaissance Palace, its Baroque facades its museum, its classical music festival, its panorama (with a view over the islands of Cres), its enjoyable boutiques and terraces. For the archaeology lovers, the ruins of Kunci, dating from the Bronze Era, are to be found in the proximity of this city.

 
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Blue Istria
Pula
Pula
Fažana
Fažana
Medulin
Medulin
Novigrad
Novigrad
Poreč
Poreč
Rovinj
Rovinj
 
Green Istria
Pazin
Pazin
Brtonigla
Brtonigla
Labin
Labin
Ližnjan
Ližnjan
Motovun
Motovun
 
Istria islands
 
Excursions
NP Brijuni
The Brijuni Islands are a group of fourteen small islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea. The largest island, Veli...
Visit: Motovun in the heart of Istrie
Motovun is located on a hill in central Istria above south shore mean flow Mirna at 277 m above sea level.

Cobblestone st...
Visit: Rt Kamenjak (Istrie)
Kamenjak is the southernmost part of Istria, a peninsula length of about 9 km long coastline to 30 km. It can be reached from Pula to...
Golf club Adriatic
Situated in Istria, the ‘Adriatic Golf Course’ inaugurated in 2009 is a professional course of 18 holes and 6360m long.

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Trip: Cave of Pazin
The Cave of Pazin is the most picturesque example of natural forces at work on the karst Istrian terrain.

Under the walls ...
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Istria: What to do / What to see?
GOLDEN CAPE FOREST PARK
Rovinj
Besides Dubrovnik's Trsteno Park, Zlatni rt (Golden Cape) is the most significant park area on our side of the Adriatic coast. Apart from a ...
LIM CHANNEL , ROMUALD'S CAVE
Rovinj
The Lim Channel is the protected landscape whose sides are covered with different types of thick Mediterranean underbrush, the Downy Oak and...
BELL TOWER
Novigrad
The bell-tower dominates the vista of the town and is one of the most recognizable elements of local heritage. Once all festivities, ceremon...
Sea Star Festival
Umag
One of the most popular music festivals in the world is coming to Umag!

The dreams of every EXIT festival fan in the r...
Brijuni National Park
Pula
The archipelago of Brijuni is an extraordinary blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage. The mild climate and the favourable geogr...
HILL OF SVETICA
Ližnjan
East of Sisan above the sea there is an 88 m high hill known as Svetica or Monte Madonna. On the top of it, there are the remains of ruins o...
NORTHER TOWER
Poreč
Alongside the Peskera bay, northeast of the heart of the old city. It was built in the 15 century. Today the edge is still partly preserved....
The Bell tower of Motovun
Motovun
The Bell tower of Motovun, a landmark dominating over the entire landscape of the middle Mirna valley, is 27 meters high and was built in th...
 
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