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Istria

 

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea where different civilisations, cultures and traditions are intertwined. Its coastline and numerous surrounding islands are covered in pine trees and dense evergreen which offer beautiful natural shade. Istria's interior is full of lush vegetation, hills, valleys, rivers and raveens.
Throughout the centuries Istrian hospitality has evolved into a tradition. This tradition is a special relationship and culture hosts share with there guests. Not only does Istria offer accommodations such as hotels, campsites, apartments in private homes, it is also developed in nautical tourism, congressional tourism, offers excursions, hunting and fishing tourism, agrotourism, culture, sports and recreation, scuba diving and horseback riding.
Troubled times in Istria's history account for its numerous historical and cultural monuments, churches and shrines.
Some of the larger cities in Istria are Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Pazin, Buzet, Motovun, Umag and Novigrad.
Porec is a city of entertainment and nightlife, Pula is the city of concerts, film and culture, and Rovinj is known as the city of romance. The destinations of Pula, Rovinj, Porec, Umag, Rabac, Medulin and Premantura in the south each contribute something different to tourism in Istria.
Throughout the years, Istria has orientated itself around tourism. Due to this, its capacity in accommodations has grown. Visitors can find accommodation such as apartments and rooms in private homes, villas, hotels, camps and agrotourism.
Agrotourism is quite popular and most of these destinations are located in the interior parts of Istria. Whatever you call it: agrotourism, rural tourism, village tourism, ecological tourism, in Istria this always means unspoiled nature and unobtrusive presence of man, it means health and wellnes, relaxation and pleasure. The agrotouristic activities offered in Istria are diverse: in addition to staying in the country, in a village ambience, you can gaze at and mingle with the farm animals, participate in season works in the fields, walk, hike, ride a bike, take up extreme sports.. Here guests can rent an apartment or room and enjoy a holiday in nature along with great homemade food and wine. Istria is a wine producing area. The Istrian towns of Motovun, Pazin, Buzet, Vodnjan, Zminj and Svetvincenat are known for their wonderful wines, wine cellars and vineyards. The wines that define Istria are the red Teran and the white Malvasia, but you will be able to enjoy Muscat, Pinot and many other varieties. When you travel through Istria, take notice of the singposts that say vinska cesta – wine road. This wine road indicate that you are passing through an area rich in farm estates, taverns, restaurants, tasting houses... This area is also known for the delicacy - truffles. They are found in central and northern Istria and are something guests must try.
Another „must see“ place is the National Park of Brioni on the island of Brioni in the south of Istria. It is a beautiful island surrounded by clear blue sea and offers many attractions.
Visitors can also take advantage of Istria's nautical tourism. Guests are free to sail in and enjoy their holiday touring the coastal cities as well as many islands and inlets.
Istria's tourism is a prominent part of Croatia because of its wide variety of restaurants, taverns, inns, agro tourism, apartments, rooms, hotels, villas, camps and entertainment which includes cocktail bars, cafes and discotheques as well as sports and recreation.
Explore Istria with friends and family and you can be sure that it will be a holiday you will never forget.

 
 
 

Agroturystyka Istria

Agrotourism in Istra is a specific type of tourism where the leading motive of travelling is a return to nature. The beginning of agritourism reach deep in history when only rich people,  from towns, could afford themselves to have a ...

 

Bale

Bale is an ancient peaceful town surrounded by beautiful nature and clear blue sea, 10 km far from Rovinj. Its origin stems from roman times and beyond, for it wasit have been the site of some prehistoric strongholds called Castellieri. The...

 

Banjole

Banjole is a small fishing town with its own naturally protected harbour and has existed since the Roman times.It is located on a small peninsula close to Premantura near the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula.Residents of Banjole...

 

Barban

Barban is a medieval village located in the south-eastern part of Istria in the valley of Rasa (Arsia). In the middle ages, Barban was a fortified town under the control of the Pazin (Pasino) feudal lords. Back in year 1374 it...

 

Barbariga

Barbariga is a small town located 20km away from the cities of Pula and Rovinj. It is surrounded by beautiful untouched nature as well as olive trees. Within the town of Barbariga there is an apartment complex made up of...

 

Brtonigla

The small town of Brtonigla is located in the north-western part of the Istrian peninsula on the regional road of Buje – Novigrad. This was once the roman settlement of Ortus Niger and was first mentioned back in the year 1102....

 

Buje

 

Buzet

Buzet is situated in the northern part of central Istria. This city sits high up on a hill overlooking the valley of the river Mirna and the mountain of Cicarija. At the time of Venetian rule, Buzet supplied water to...

 

Fazana

Among the many orchards, vineyards and olive groves lies the small fishing town of Fazana. The town and harbour are protected from the open sea by the islands of Brioni. Fazana has evolved from being a small fishing village into...

 

Funtana

Funatna is a small fisherman, agricultural and touristic place located on the west coast of the Istrian shore, on the area between the known tourist centers of Vrsar and Porec which shore extends from the Green Laguna on the north...

 

Kanfanar

In the 18th century Kanfanar takes on the role of municipal centre in the South West area of the Peninsula where the mild Mediterranean climate becomes one with the natural characteristics of the Istrian inland. Discovering the beauties of Kanfanar...

 

Krnica

Krnica or Carnitia is situated at an altitude of 195 m, within the municipality Marcana. Krnica is a small Istrian village with 300 inhabitants far only about twenty kilometers from the city of Pula. Port of Krnica (Porat) is a 'coastal' extension....

 

Labin

The medieval town of Labin is situated on the hill above Rabac. Its old name of Albona was first mentioned in 285 AD. The birthplace of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, the reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther, it is a cultural and...

 

Liznjan

Liznjan is a village in the southern part of Istria, 12 km south-west of Pula, 2 km of Medulin. A picturesque fishermen`s village, a resort for all the tourists who want to avoid summer crowds, with a nice beach in the...

 

Medulin

Medulin has been ranked as one of the representatives of Istrian tourism and it is one of twenty most famous tourist destinations on the Adriatic coast. With its dynamic development as well as gentle landscape, Medulin has become a tourist...

 

Motovun

The picturesque medieval town of Motovun lies in the northwest part of central Istria high up on a hill (177m) overlooking the valley of the river Mirna. The city of Motovun offers a number of wineries, restaurants, hotel, apartments and...

 

Novigrad

Novigrad is a small town located on the western coast of Istria on a small peninsula at the mouth of the river Mirna. Novigrad takes pride in its beauty, rich cultural and historical heritage as well as hospitality.This small...

 

Pazin

The city of Pazin is located in the centre of the Istrian peninsula. Administratively, it is the county seat of Istria. Pazin also has its own coat of arms displaying a castle tower which represents the city. The city of...

 

Peroj

Peroj is a small village situated just 1 km from the sea in the vicinity of Fazana. The place has a historic value because of its archaeological locations that date from the period of Roman Empire. Peroj is well known for...

 

Pjescana uvala

Pjescana Uvala is a small town right by the sea and 5km from the city of Pula. It is a newly built town oriented on tourism so basically every house and villa offers private accommodation with apartments and rooms as...

 

Porec

Porec is a Croatian tourist metropolis and the leading tourist centre in the northern Adriatic. Along with its beautiful sunny beaches and promenades, Porec is a city filled with cultural and historical monuments such as the Basilica Eufrazija from the ...

 

Premantura

Premantura is a town which is located at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. This town has been populated since the Bronze Age and it is an absolute haven for visitors and inhabitants alike. Premantura has everything from accommodation:...

 

Pula

Pula is a city situated on the south-western end of the Istrian peninsula and on the interior part of the bay where the islands of St. Katharine, St. Andrew and Uljanik lie and surrounded by three harbour pools. Because of...

 

Rabac

Rabac, placed in a beautiful bay near the city of Labin, is a tourist centre and harbour on the southeast coast of Istria. The bay of Rabac is known for its beautiful pebble beaches and rich vegetation as well as...

 

Rovinj

If Istria is the most beautiful shell in the Adriatic Sea, then Rovinj is its pearl. Rovinj is a well-known tourist destination and it has quality accommodation including apartments and rooms in private homes. Rovinj can be described as a...

 

Rovinjsko Selo

On the road from Rovinj to Kanfanar, only five or six kilometers distant from Rovinj, there is the village of Rovinjsko Selo, from the hills of which there is a beautiful view of the City of Rovinj and the Rovinj...

 

Savudrija

On the Istrian peninsula, as the tourist place on the extreme west of the peninsula is located Savudrija. Known for it's boats and a lighthouse from the beginning of the 19th century that is the older on the Adriatic coast,...

 

Svetvincenat

In the centre of the southern part of Istria, halfway between Pazin and Pula, near the road connecting inland Istria with the south of the peninsula, lies the old town of Svetvincent (St. Vincent). It is a town surrounded by...

 

Tar

Tar is a town located in the western part of Istria, 10km away from Porec. Being so close to Porec, it has become a well-known tourist destination and vacation spot. The town sits at the mouth of the river Mirna...

 

Umag

Umag is a small city on the northwest coast of Istria and it represents a doorway to Croatia as well as Europe. It is also a well-known business and tourist centre.One of the main attractions the puts Umag on...

 

Vodnjan

 

Vrsar

On the west coast of the Istrian peninsula, just 9 km away from Porec near the estuary of the Lim channel, is situated a little tourist and fisherman place Vrsar. The area around Vrsar was inhabited in the prehistoric era, of...

 

Zminj

Zminj is a city located 35km north of the city of Pula with its old city centre sitting at 379m above sea level and the newer parts in its surrounding flatlands. The regions surrounding Zminj are fascinating due to their...

 

Štinjan

Istria - Hotele, apartamenty, ośrodek wypoczynkowy, pokoje, wille z basenem