Peninsula Istria offers spetacular scenery as well as the cultural sites and exciting gastronomic experiences.
Coastal villages such as Rovinj, Poreč, Umag with its simple ports, fishing boats and narrow streets, reflect the spirit of the Mediterranean, while moving inland gives way to the kind of green and fertile hues.
Coast offers great variety of hotels and resorts close to the crystal clear sea, in the inland there are possibilities of more private accommodation – rural or modern Villas.
Both, the coast and the inland are characterised with the stone houses, narrow stone paved streets. Stone paved streets and squares during the summer are transformed into stages for various festivals, concerts and performaces.
Istria is really rich with the historical sites and offers great variety of spots worth of visit:
Pula amphitheatre is the largest monument dating from the first century AD and was originally designed for gladiatorial combat. Nowadays it is a world-famous concert and festival venue.
Brijuni National Park consists of an archipelago of 14 islands that may be reached with shortt boat trip from Fažana. It is exceptionač cultural and historical heritage site with dinosuar footprint, remains of roman port and buidings, zoo with zebras and othe exotic animals, golf coures and hotels.
Basilica of St. Euphrasius in Poreč - a unique example of early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean dating back to the sixth century has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
The church of St. Euphemia is ranked among the most beautiful representations of the Baroque period in Istria and dominates the small coastal town of Rovinj.
The small towns of Grožnjan and Motovun are renowned for their architecture and numerous art galleries.
Istria is also famous by its unique gastronomic offer that includes truffels that can be found in Motovun wood, smoked ham, wine and exceptional olive oil.