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Discover Istria

Discovering Wonders of Istria Region

Chances are, even if you have travelled to Croatia, that you have probably never heard of Istria. Istria is one of Croatia’s best kept secrets. Locally known as Istra, Istria provides some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

From rolling hills to snowcapped mountains to plush valleys, Istria is truly a place of diverse beauty. In addition to its amazing natural features, Istria is well-known for its hospitable towns and friendly inhabitants. You will never feel like a stranger when you are in Istria!

Rolling hills at Oprtalj town, in Istria
Oprtalj is a small colourful town on a hill in Istria, dating back to the early 12th century

It's one of the most often visited regions in Croatia , where European holiday makers enjoy their well-earned holidays. Travellers from Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the UK, Russia, and other parts of Europe visit Istria in large numbers. Village tourism is well developed throughout Istria region, as is camping, with many camping grounds found on Istrian peninsula.

Istria Activities

A narrow lane in town of Poreč
The town of Poreč is one of the best known holiday destinations in Istria
So what kind of activities  does Istria offer? Because of its locations, the coast and beaches are one of the most obvious attractions. Istria has many different kinds of beaches, ranging from large bays to hidden coves filled with white pebbles. If you like being active, Istria offers much more than beautiful beaches to lay on.

Thanks to its mild climate and pristine air, you can enjoy outdoor activities in Istria all year long. Throughout Istria, you can find horseback riding, bike trails and cross country tracks. If you are a thrill seeker, Istria has plenty of activities to take care of your adrenaline needs. You can take part in free climbing, mountain biking, parachuting, hang-gliding, mountain running, caving, paragliding or canyoning.

Istria Cities

Once you have had your fill of outdoor activities, Istria has several thriving cities, which include Rijeka, Pula, Poreč and Brioni. These cities are filled with excellent hotels that offer a variety of amenities, including indoor pools, fitness centers, spas, ice baths and massage programs.

If you want to get out and explore the cities of Istria, you will be met with festivals, wonderful dining, wine cellars, cultural events and much more. So, if you are trying to decide on a location for your next vacation, make sure to give some consideration to Istria. If you go, it will be a trip that you never forget!

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