Discovering wonders of Istria
Region of Croatia
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
Oprtalj is a small colourful town on a hill in Istria, dating back to the early 12th
It's one of the most often visited regions in
, 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.
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
The town of Poreč is one of the best known holiday destinations in Istria
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.
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
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!