The Istrian peninsula is located in the northern part of the Adriatic sea, between the gulf of Trieste and the gulf of Kvarner. The blueness of its shoreline is contrasted by the lush greenery of its interior and the tiny, “acropolis” towns.
Multicultural and hospitable, this is an area where wide-ranging diversities have come together to form a happy union. Istria’s crystal clear sea, clean shores and ports, its lively fishing boats and teeming narrow stone streets exude the true charm of the Mediterranean. Small, picturesque medieval towns perched on the peaks of its hills emanate the peace and gentleness of landscapes that irresistibly evoke the most beautiful parts of Tuscany or Provence. When it comes to tourism, Istria is usually divided into blue and green.
Blue Istria makes the eastern and western coast of Istria, comprised by a beautiful sea, beaches with amazing numerous bays, which brought to a development of tourism in Istria, and where most accommodation in Istria is located. Most structures offer sport amenities, a rich gastronomical offer, and a variety of other amusing contents. Istria fulfills the entire senses whit its natural beauties, but also with exquisite culinary and wine offer. One of their most famous wine brands is premium wine Malvazija.
Green Istria represents the inland of Istria, the area deep in the green of nature, and surrounded by the ancient of the cities and medieval villages. All these things have influenced the growth of rural tourism, where it is possible to have a quiet vacancy, such as being in one of the farmhouses and discovering the culture, customs, and typical foods of the Istrian inland.
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Take a tour
This tour is a chance to get to know the pearls of Istria. Pula is the biggest Istrian town known for its historical buildings. The biggest and most important monument is Arena which keeps history from 2nd century when Gladiator fights were held. Rovinj is blue pearl of Adriatic, town of romance and art and one of the most picturesque Mediterranean towns.
On Istrian peninsula, three European civilisations have mixed through history-Roman, Slavic and German. All European history has stormed through Istria. Here you can touch the history with your hands, feel its scent and see its traces.
The beauty of untouched nature is in harmony with parks-forests created by men. On this unique tour you will travel by boat to island Veli Brijun, pass trough once the biggest golf course in Europe, safari-park and through bay Verige.
The tour that takes you to Grožnjan, typical Istrian small town, town with rich history and prosperous future, known as the “Town of Artists”. After that you will visit Motovun- unique architectural monument on open. After Grožnjan and Motovun you will go to Lim canal for shellfish sampling which are breeding there.
This tour will take you to the town of Rovinj, once fisherman and today tourist place. After that you will get to know Motovun, town-monument, old Istrian acropolis small town situated on the top of 277 meters high hill.
You will visit historical Pula, the town that has been there for 3 millenniums, where many famous writers and composers found their inspiration. After Pula you will visit Lim channel, one of the most beautiful Istrian phenomenons which reminds of fjords.
Rovinj is the town which can be given the title of the most romantic town in Croatia. With its narrow, steep and crooked streets and interesting architectural appearance it reminds of magic empire and it thrills on the first sight.
Grožnjan is one of typical Istrian towns. You will tour along Grožnjan’s streets and enjoy in beauties of preserved art made by ancient builders. After Grožnjan you will continue towards Motovun. Motovun is unique monument of architecture on open.
Observatory Višnjan is located in the middle of small Istrian town of Višnjan. Watching the stars in the clear sky above Istra, thrills even the most demanding visitors and it reminds us how small we are comparing to the endless expanse of the universe.
We invite you to get to know the heart of our peninsula in a little bit different way. Visit central Istria driving by small train, surrounded by forests and vineyards, green hills and valleys. The story starts in small town Vižinada, and continues towards Motovun.