ACTIVITY & CULTURE
Istria offers everything you need for your perfect vacation: rich history, sports activities, gastronomic pleasures and picturesque small towns.
Land of the ancient roman architecture, gothic castles, truffles, olive oil, wine, scents of aromatic herbs, untouched nature, clear blue skies and water.
All in all you must experience it.
Istria and Croatia is known for its untouched natural heritage. Explore National Park Brioni, secluded beaches and a diverse underwater world.
Wine & Dine
Indulge your taste senses by allowing your self to try Istrian local cuisine, world renowned wines and olive oil, also the infamous Istrian white truffle.
Relax in a Mediterranean climate, your own private swimming pool. Try out nearby world class spas and relaxing massages and beauty treatments.
Istria has laid out its wonders in the garden of the Mediterranean, at the foot of the Alps. The blue Adriatic Sea washes its shores, and the towns strung like pearls along the coast: Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula, Rabac – the towns that have made Istria a famous destination.
But there is also another Istria, a hidden Istria, whose treasures are also worth exploring – the inland heart of Istria, green Istria, a land between dreams and reality, a land of beauty and peace of history and clean, unspoiled nature. Its towns and its people will bid you welcome and let you share in their spirit and the times long gone. Welcome to the land of history, beauty and vitality!
The beauty of Pula is that it packs in 3,000 years of history and sights, from classic Roman to cutting-edge contemporary, within a space of under one square kilometre. It can be explored in an hour or two. Or, when there’s a festival taking place, a whole day which may well run late into the evening.
The most iconic starting point is, of course, the Amphitheatre, known as the Arena. It was built in the 1st century AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome. But while the Colosseum in Rome all too rarely hosts concerts (and when it does, they’re located outside), the Arena is still very much part of Pula’s cultural landscape.
National Park Brijuni
The Brijuni islands make one of 8 Croatian national parks and they are home to Safari park with wild animals. Make sure you also visit the Tito Museum which once was a holiday house of former Yugoslavian dictator and Partisan leader, Josip Broz Tito. You will also be able to see probably the oldest olive tree on Earth, around 1700 years old!
History & Culture
Wine & Dine
Istria is called “Croatian Tuscany” for a reason… hilly, green, mysterious and charming… To capture the essence of Istria you have to use all your senses…