The combination of rich culture, natural beauty, hospitality, historical landmarks and rich gastronomic offer has been attracting tourists from various parts of the world for years to visit a magical part of Croatia situated in the West.
We are talking about the largest Croatian and Adriatic peninsula located in the North of the Adriatic, i.e. Istria. This Mediterranean region, located at the foot of the Alps, is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and is a desirable tourist attraction due to its many natural beauties and rich history.
The name of the Istrian peninsula came from the name of the prehistoric people of Histra, described by the Romans as notorious pirates that inhabited the region of Istria in the remote past. Because of the wonderful position and all the benefits provided by this magical peninsula, throughout history, it was the target of many conquerors. This is evidenced by the various features of the remaining time, so traveling Istria you will see a Roman influence on the architecture, the Byzantine mosaic, the medieval town, the multitude of churches from various periods of Christianity and the Renaissance frescoes.
This picturesque peninsula, in addition to its rich past, also captivates with untouched Mediterranean greenery and forests, which, in combination with the Adriatic Sea, create a fairytale scene. The peninsula also has plenty of beaches, and about forty of them have the “Blue Flag", which is a certificate that guarantees excellent water quality, a high level of safety and an ideal environment in the coastal area.
If you want to spend your vacation actively, you can do so with numerous hiking trails located in untouched nature in the center of Istria. Gastronomy lovers also have a wide choice, considering that gastronomic manifestations are held all over Istria. Cinema lovers will be delighted with the film under the stars as part of the “Pula Film Festival" held in the Pula Amphitheater, while theater lovers have the opportunity to see unique plays held on the island of Brijuni as part of the “Ulysses" theater. The versatile tourist offer allows everyone to find something that interests them.
Summer in Istria is simply a special experience that everyone should experience, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of your magical journey, and prepare for memorable memories.