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Tourism in Istria


Istria has a long tradition of tourism, in which intertwine the various cultures, civilizations and customs. Visible traces of the many well-preserved archaeological, historic and cultural monuments of different ethnic cultures and times, is the testimony of its turbulent history. Istria was named after the ancient inhabitants of the Illyrian tribe Histri.

National Park Brijuni is a part of Istria, with exceptionally preserved nature and biodiversity. On Brijuni rested Emperor Franz Joseph and Queen of England, and numerous heads of state in modern times. The region abounds in a small town with its small, picturesque streets, friendly and hospitable people

Blue Istria

Blue part is rich in many hotels and apartments of different categories, and there is a possibility of accommodation quality rooms and appartments in private houses. For those who love camping and naturism, we recommend accommodation and holiday in one of a total of 40 campsites, of which 10 naturists campsites. Along the coast, in all tourist centers is located 15 marinas that working throughout the year, offering all necessary facilities for boaters. Congress tourism, sightseeing, hunting and fishing tourism, diving, equestrian and cultural tourism are also very developed. Sports, recreation, restaurants and entertainment content is very rich. In a large number of hotels are well equipped fitness centers, indoor or outdoor pool, sauna and massage rooms . Larger towns are, Pula, Porec, Rovinj, Fazana, Umag, Novigrad, Labin etc.

Green Istria

Green interior decorated with numerous cultural, historical and natural heritage hills and villages with beautiful countryside wiew. Recently, more and more developed agro tourism. With truly specific culinary and wine offer special food and native wine, accommodation in an authentic rural ambience, offering a varied of recreational facilities that are found only in rural areas. Agro tourism means spending time outdoors and with nature, an encounter with natural beauty, cultural heritage and values of life in a rural environment. There is possibility off hunting tourism, which includes the organization of hunting. Steep slopes, canyons, dangerous mountain trails and many rocks are ideal for fans of extreme sports, paragliding, climbing, mountain biking, hang gliding, caving. Larger towns are Pazin, Buje, Buzet, Motovun, Visnjan etc, also there is smallest town in the world Hum.

The most famous cultural and historical monuments are the Pula Arena, city walls with Herculean gates, National Park Brijuni with its ancient ruins.

How to Get to Istria

Because of its position region is easily accessible from all European routes. Pula Airport is the main, but Rijeka Airport is also close. Road connections are great to all directions and can be reached by sea.

See also

The main tourist destinations in Croatia

The Region of Istria

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