Istria (Istra) – the peninsula where tradition meets luxury

Grand Park hotel Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra
Grand Park hotel Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra
Grand Park hotel Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra

Istria – where tradition meets luxury

 Istria, a peninsula settled in the northern part of the Adriatic sea near the Slovenian border; Istria has always been a well-known place for those who know how to enjoy life to the fullest. True hedonists will appreciate one particular place on the Adriatic coast.
On such a small space (less than 3000 square km!) you’ll be able to experience 445 km of coast, endless green fields, mountains with snow on top, and of course, beautiful beaches which are regularly issued in all the world’s top magazines.

Istria’s history is truly one of the richest in Europe

Don’t take only our word, explore yourself and see all the remains from Roman and Byzantine culture,  take a hike through untouched small medieval cities and their narrow streets and feed your eyes on magical Renaissance art inspired by nearby Venice in its peak period.
Motovun, Istria, Croatia, photo credit Hotel Kaštel
Motovun, Istria, Croatia, photo credit Hotel Kaštel
Motovun, Istria, Croatia, photo credit Hotel Kaštel
Rovinj, Croatia photo credit by Maistra
Rovinj, Croatia photo credit by Maistra
Rovinj, Croatia photo credit by Maistra

The golden nuggets off Istria are truffles

No wonder Istria was always a fruitful ground for the noble and wealthy. Besides many beautiful locations such as Pula and the world’s smallest city in the world, the town of Hum, Istria offers a bit for every kind of visitor, from excellent cuisine (often containing truffles, which are rare to find and here you can experience truffle hunting yourself!), breathtaking peaceful views and high-quality movie and music festivals, such as Motovun film festival and Dimensions. All the things you can experience in Istria have an extra level of taste and luxury, so it’s no wonder even the celebrities go there to relax, such as Brad Pitt.

Take a time experience in this little Adriatic heaven, and book yourself a dream holiday in Istra-Croatia!
Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc
Umag, Rt Monterol, photo by Anton Unkovic, photo credit by Istria Tourist Board

The world of Istria snorkeling!

The shores of the green peninsula hide numerous attractions. Dive into the magical world of the Adriatic, take a peek under the surface, and enjoy the beauty of the Istrian undersea. Coastal destinations for snorkeling create an attractive tourist product…
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Monte Mulini hotel has become an Adults Only

We like to come to Istria. It’s no secret that Istra and love each other publicly. Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Maistra We like to write about it, and we want to come. Oh –…
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Meneghetti – where nature meets luxury

Like any natural paradise on Earth, this place is hard to find.  Magic only happens off the beaten path. Whoever tries to explain how to get to Meneghetti will sigh at least twice while explaining. You will arrive – exactly…
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Top tourist attractions in Istria

Wonderful Istria truly gives you as many choices as you can imagine when it comes to attractions and sightseeing. Monte Mulini hotel, Rovinj, Croatia, photo credit by Maistra Whether you want to enjoy swimming and sunbathing along its gorgeous coast…
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The Routes of the Croatian noble family Frankopan

Grobnik Castle, Croatia, The Routes of the Frankopans. photo credit by Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Castles, fortified towns above the sea, endowments… Battles, victories and defeats, diplomatic games and conspiracies, personal dramas, and national turning points… If you start from Krk,…
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A FLIGHT OVER ISTRIA (STAYlicious day excursion)

God was very generous when he created Istria. Kabola, Momjan, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Kabola winery The goddess Nature endowed her with beauty, seductive hills, and the tanned colour of the earth.  The God of food and drink, feasts, and…
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San Canzian Residence Grožnjan

series: Staycation in Croatia is Staylicious Residence Groznjan by San Canzian, Istria, Croatia,photo credit by San Canzian As you know, we adore Istria. Everybody does. It’s incredible its resemblance with Tuscany in Italy. Istria is located on the northern peninsula…
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The Kabola Winery named Destination of the Year

Travel & Hospitality Award is presented each year by an independent jury made up of travel enthusiasts, bloggers, influencers, and tourism experts. The prestigious international award for 2021 has arrived in one of the most beautiful wineries into winery Kabola in…
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San Canzian. Totally Istria

San Canzian, village & hotel, small luxury hotel, Buje, Istria, Croatia, photo by San Canzian. Totally different. Istria is a part of Croatia that tourists, especially those from other continents, know little about. Even local guests (from Croatia) know little…
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Overlooking the Mirna River valley lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun-Montona of the northern part of Istria. This amazing captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian inland. Motovun/Montona, Istra,Croatia.jpg…
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The Truffles – golden nuggets of Istria

The truffle is the supreme delicacy known and enjoyed by the Mesopotamian rulers 4000 years ago, was known to the ancient Greeks and the Roman emperors, and served at the French court and among the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. It’s still one…
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Heaven is at St. Andrew’s island

Summertime. Time passes slower in the office than on vacation. One of Murphy’s Laws. The worst one. Time consumption sometimes seems like a broken time capsule. Interesting, mine completely recovers at St. Andrew’s island in front of Rovinj. Mistery recovery is…
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Amphitheatre in Pula called The Pula Arena is the sixth largest Roman amphitheater in the world and the largest monument of ancient architecture in Croatia. Constructed in the 1st century AD at the same time as Colosseum in Rome initially…
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Wandering across Croatia from East to Northwest From East to…
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Wandering across the Dalmatian coast This amazing tour will fill…
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Truffle hunting demonstrations are held with the well-experienced hunter who…
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