Istria

Continental Croatia meets the Adriatic in Istria, the heart-shaped, peninsula in the country's northwest. Here, Italophiles will feel like home, as most of the population is still bilingual, speaking Italian and Croatian.

Istria is the kingdom of abundance - a land of fascinating blue and green contrasts. The inland is full of medieval towns and charming picturesque villages with indescribable cultural heritage. Idyllic countryside and rolling hills are ideal for cozy rural hideaway and attract foodies, wine & culture lovers. It conjures up a scene of air filled with the scent of lavender, the gentle aroma of freshly pressed olive oil and the sound of cicadas singing.

A walk through the narrow, stone-paved streets of Motovun, Grožnjan, Završje, Oprtalj or the smallest town in the world – Hum, will become a charming journey into history.

The indented coastline with clean sea, secluded spots, sunbathed shores, romantic coves and tiny ports is enormously popular with the sun-and-sea set. The towns of Pula, Rovinj, Vrsar, Poreč, Novigrad or Umag bring to mind heritage and antiquity and conjure up images of Venice. Brijuni National Park, Kamenjak and Učka Nature Parks are ideal spots to immerse yourself in nature.

Organic ingredients represent the luxury essentials in Istrian gastronomy. Traditional cuisine is simple with authentic flavors. In spring, wild asparagus is known as the green superfood, the summer is all about fish and shellfish, and in winter various Istrian minestrones are prepared in lively taverns. Istria has become known for the highest quality truffles - the gourmet gem which is considered the highlight of the regional cuisine. Istrian wines are ranked among the best in the world, with increased production of organic and biodynamic wines.

To put it simply, Istria is a region full of sensory romance, rewarding travelers with its breathtaking vistas, healthy & delicious cuisine, and small-town tranquility. There are countless reasons to indulge in Istra ecoxperience!

Cover Images Source: Istria County, Administrative Department for Tourism

Istria Special Offers

Istrian truffle hunt with truffle lunch

ISTRIA COUNTY. Discover the magic forest and hidden treasures of the world's most precious wild truffles
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Embark on hiking trails with shelter dogs

ISTRIA COUNTY. Hike and engage with animals from the local animal shelter.
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The iconic oldtimer drive experience

ISTRIA COUNTY. Take a drive in legendary Renault 4 and explore the charming Istrian villages in a vintage style.
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Visit to the dreamiest lavender farm

ISTARSKA ŽUPANIJA. Soak up Istria’s exquisite natural beauty and indulge in aromatherapy walk among the lavender fields.
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Meditranean aromatherapy experience

ISTRIA COUNTY. Organic ingredients and exquisite wellness treatments in nature's embrace.
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Unforgettable horseback riding experience

ISTRIA COUNTY. Discover the pristine nature of Central Istria in the saddle
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Mystical water springs meditation

ISTRIA COUNTY. Relax your mind and drink natural spring water in central Istria
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Morning yoga & 0 km healthy breakfast

ISTRIA COUNTY. Morning yoga class by the pool, surrounded by vineyards in a peaceful countryside atmosphere
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Healthy cooking class with the local chef

ISTRIA COUNTY. Prepare local delicacies and traditional Istrian food with the best Istrian chefs.
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