Top tourist attractions in Istria

Wonderful Istria truly gives you as many choices as you can imagine when it comes to attractions and sightseeing.

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Monte Mulini hotel, Rovinj, Croatia, photo credit by Maistra

Whether you want to enjoy swimming and sunbathing along its gorgeous coast or you’re keen to try its exclusive culinary masterpieces, it is only a matter of how much time you have once you lay your foot on this beautiful Adriatic heaven.

The magic land of Istria

You may ask yourself, „What are the top tourist attractions here?“ Our experience has shown that some attractions hold high places for years in the holiday itineraries of tourists from around the world so it would be a shame not to name a few!

Amphitheatre in Pula Arena Istria Croatia photo by Matko M. Svarc
Amphitheatre in Pula Arena Istria Croatia photo by Matko M. Svarc

The Amphitheatre in Pula

Pula is still the main attraction in Istria, with monumental sights such as the Amphitheatre or Arena. Rovinj/Rovigno is the cutest little town you’d think was invented on Pinterest or any similar mood board. Small colorful houses, magical coast, local coffee shops and souvenir shops, and, of course, amazingly friendly locals will give you hope that little Imaginationlands still exist somewhere over the rainbow, right?

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Rovinj, Istria, Croatia, photo credit by Maistra

 

Gastronomy and wines

Enthusiasts of gastronomy, foodies, here are some activities for you! Istria is known for excellent wines and some of the finest vineyards you’ll come across in Europe, so why don’t you take a ride through all those vineyards and take a sip of Istria’s finest wines?

Kabola Winery Momjan Istria Croatia photo credit by Kabola winery
Kabola Winery Momjan Istria Croatia photo credit by Kabola winery

In case you want to read more about Croatian vineyards, take a look here. After the wine tasting, it’s good to take a good bite, and when in the land in truffles, why don’t you take a chance and hunt some of them yourself?

Truffle Hunting

There is an amazing truffle hunting tour where you can have the ultimate truffle hunting and tasting experience. It would be a real shame not to try it since truffles are clearly a rare ingredient anywhere in the world.

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Truffle hunting Zigante Livade, Istria, photo credit by Zigante

The little town of Motovun is maybe hidden from the coast, but not from the hearts and memories of all the tourists that have visited Motovun and keep getting back. While you might think what kind of magic can a little pace on the top of the hill hide, trust us, the view is not the only thing you’ll take home from there. Why? Find out yourself, you most definitely won’t be disappointed!
Istria is a place that allows you to have an adventurous time or pure hedonism- and enjoy both sides of your vacation equally. So is there a reason not to visit Istria? Definitely not!

Motovun, Istria, Croatia, photo by Zoran Jelača for croatia2go.com
Motovun, Istria, Croatia, photo by Zoran Jelača for croatia2go.com

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