Best Places To Visit In Istra, Croatia

1. Umag


Umag is a famous Croatian resort by the sea, which has been inhabited already in Roman times. The city is divided into two parts. The older part of the town is located on a peninsula and a newer one is on the continent. It’s perfect for relaxing holidays with a large assortment of entertainment and recreational facilities and relaxing spa treatments. Each year it hosts international tennis tournament Croatia Open Umag, which is the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia and certainly one of most prestigious tournaments in the entire region.


2. Motovun


Motovun is a small town in north-western Istria, which is located at the top of almost 300 m high hill. The oldest part of the town is bounded by well-preserved walls from the 13th and 14th century. This part is today known as tourist promenade and you will get a beautiful view of the surrounding area.


3. Lim Channel


The Lim Fjord is about 9 km long and on an average 600 m wide bay on the western coast of Istria between Porec and Rovinj. It is basically a submerged part of the Lima Valley. This game of nature is best to see from the higher point because it looks really amazing. Above the Lim Channel, there are quite some private luxury villas, which are ideal for the perfect holiday vacation, not far away from the sea.


4. Rovinj


Rovinj is a town and port on the west coast of Croatian Istria, which lies on the area the so-called Red Istria or Terrarosa area. It’s a town of many summer festivals, known also by natural and cultural attractions such as the old town, the luxurious Punta Corrente Park, forest Zlatni rt and protected islands.


5. Brijuni National Park


Brijuni is a group of fourteen small islands off the west coast of Croatian Istria. They are famous for the beautiful landscape and since 1983 it is declared as a Croatian national park. Access is organized by ferry, which runs from Fazana.


6. Pula


Pula is the largest city in Istria County, which lies in the south of the Istrian peninsula. The city is known for its relatively preserved Roman buildings, of which the most famous is the Arena amphitheater from the first century, which is the sixth largest in the world and one of the best preserved.


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