The peninsula of Istria is the most popular travel destination in the country due to its advantageous location to Central Europe. The region has just about everything you could possibly want from a holiday region: Mediterranean climate, impressive coastal and land sections, valuable natural and cultural treasures, and a huge selection of leisure activities - in short: Istria invites you to the experience! The manageable size gives you the opportunity to get to know pretty much every feature of the region.
Over 450 km of beautiful coastline awaits you, ready to be explored: whether a lonely bay, fine stretch of beach or a dive to one of the many shipwrecks off the coast. Water lovers will get their money's worth here: snorkelling, surfing, diving or maybe just a day trip to Venice? You will find it fulfilling and exciting!
Inland you will find striking hills and rich forest areas, which are ideal for hiking or exploring by bike. Here you will come across valuable natural treasures: various wine-growing areas, olive trees and also the gold of the earth, the truffle, which is among connoisseurs, and claimed to be the best in the world! Also known around the world are Croatia's breath-taking natural and national parks, of which you will find several in Istria! Especially worth visiting is the natural park Cape Kamenjak on the southern tip of Istria with several beautiful bays and paradisiacal beaches to the west and east side. If you like it a bit more majestic, make a detour to the Brijuni Islands, a nature reserve consisting of 14 islands small and large, which have always been used as a governmental residence.
The landmark is undoubtedly the amphitheatre in the port city of Pula, which not only resembles the Coliseum in Rome, but also provides deep insights into the history of Istria and is definitely worth a visit! The most important cities of the region are next to Pula, the governmental centre Pazin, the picturesque Poreč and the romantic Rovinj.