Istria is the most famous and largest Croatian peninsula. It is located in the northern part of the Adriatic and borders Italy and Slovenia. Rich history, picturesque towns, preserved nature and irresistible Istrian specialties will delight everyone in search of the perfect vacation!
Get to know Istria, its Cities, and Monuments
Istria was often the residence of many Roman, medieval and Austro-Hungarian rulers, which is why many cultural monuments and archaeological sites can be found in Istria. These days it is worth visiting the beautiful towns on the coast, but also the unique places in the rural part of Istria. In addition to tangible cultural heritage, Istria is rich in intangible cultural heritage such as Istrian clothing, folklore, singing customs and special Istrian cuisine! If you are a fan of coastal towns and fresh sea air, take your time and visit famous places such as Opatija, Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad or Umag. These cities are rich in culture, monuments, parks and picnic areas. In Pula for instance, you can visit beautiful beaches such as Hawaian beach or Gortanova uvala in Pula. It is worth visiting the Double Gate, the church and monastery of St. Francis, the luminous giants, the Pula amphitheatre, the Arch of Sergius, the Temple of Augustus or the Pula Aquarium. The largest city in Istria is also the richest in cultural monuments, so it has been attracting many loyal tourists for years. In Istria, there is also the Učka Nature Park, which is a real destination for everyone who wants to relax with the sounds of nature and recreation. Cities like Rovinj or Poreč fully evoke the charm of smaller Istrian towns. Narrow streets, stone houses and rich nature with crystal clear sea are the trademarks of these cities. It is worth visiting their beautiful beaches and coves. Photography enthusiasts will enjoy and be able to vent their hobby on unexplored terrain with truly beautiful scenes of fishing ships and unique architecture. In Poreč you can visit the famous Euphrasian Basilica, which dates back to the 6th century and delights connoisseurs of Byzantine architecture, while in Rovinj it is worth climbing the tower of St. Euphemia, which is also the largest point of the city. The tower of St. Euphemia offers an unforgettable and magnificent view of the whole of Rovinj and its surroundings. Along with Poreč and Rovinj, Umag also finds its place on the top charts. It is a very special city where the Italian influence in the culture is visible. The same influence is visible in other towns in Istria, but to a lesser extent. The most popular place which relates to Umag is Cape Savudrija - the westernmost place in Croatia. Many legends are associated with Savudrija. The most famous one is the one that the son of Emperor Barbarossa Otto hid in Savudrija during a clash with a Venetian doge. Hence, the name of the place - Salvore - saved king. Umag is associated with many traditional events such as Umag Night Run, Sea Star Festival, 100 miles of Istria or Istria Granfondo. In addition to many towns on the coast, there are places in the rural part of Istria such as Motovun, Hum, Labin, etc. The town of Motovun is best known for its interesting architecture. There are a lot of bell towers and ramparts, a dream town located on a hill. It is surrounded by the beautiful Motovun forest. Although whole of Istria is rich in nature, some areas have been turned into a nature park or national park due to their special beauty and importance. The beautiful Brijuni National Park is a complex of islands worth spending a whole day. In Istria, there is also the Učka Nature Park, perfect for all recreationists, and the Sečovlje Ornithological Park, Cape Kamenjak and Istarske toplice.
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