What to do in Istria – selections of Croatia attractions

Grand Hotel Park, photo credit by Miastra


Highlights of Istria

Istria is one of those destinations where tradition, luxury, magical seaside, excellent cuisine, and history meet in the most wonderful way possible, all in such a small space.

Treat yourself with all the above and spend your vacation on how the true hedonists do!

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

Check our gallery and C for yourself Rovinj, Poreč, Vrsar…shell I go on, Motovun, Hum, and many beautiful small villages of Istria.

There is no better way to start your journey to Istria than by visiting the capital: Pula.
There you’ll have a chance to see it’s the biggest attraction (and maybe one of the biggest Croatia’s attractions at all), the Pula Amphitheatre, often referred to as the Arena whose construction began 27BC. Today the amphitheater serves as a location for numerous festivals and concerts of some of the biggest artists of our time (Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras, Jamiroquai, Norah Jones, Elton John, Alanis Morisette, Sting, Tom Jones, etc.)


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


And while in Pula, a must-see Croatian attraction is the little medieval town of Motovun, settled on a hill. The town overlooks the Mirna river, and it’s valley rich in a rare, luxurious specialty – truffles.
The fungus found in the ground of the valley holds worldwide fame and recognition from the world’s top chefs, and it’s no secret that they also serve as an aphrodisiac.

Truffle products in Hum. Istria

A true admirer of good food would enjoy a one of a kind activity you won’t find easily anywhere else – Truffle hunting! In this tour, you’ll have a chance to taste dishes made with truffles by the best of the best and in case you seriously fall in love with rich Croatian cuisine, take a cooking class and impress all your family and friends with delicious meals brought from this Adriatic gem. We assure you that there is no better and more long-lasting souvenir!

Find out more about the mentioned tours: Pula-Motovun or Truffle hunting in Istria


Croatian Attractions – highlights of your holiday!

Vrsar, Istria, photo by Matko M. Švarc

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