Istra (Istria) – the peninsula where tradition meets luxury

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj Istria, photo by Maistra

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj Istria, photo by Maistra

Although Croatia’s magnificent seaside attracts more and more people from around the world, especially cities like Split , Zadar and, of course, Dubrovnik,  true hedonists will appreciate one particular place on the Adriatic coast.

Ferijalno Bay, Pula, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

 

The place is no other than famous Istria, 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.

Motovun, photo by Zoran Jelača

 

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.
Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian Attractions

Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian Attractions

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.

Trufflle products in Hum. Istria

Take of a time experience in this little Adriatic heaven, so check out the tours below and book yourself a dream holiday!

 

Truffle hunting

Truffle hunting

Rovinj, photo credit by Maistra

From East to Northwest- dine&wine, cook&look

Amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia, photo by Matko M. Švarc

Pula/Pola

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