Istria

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Blue sea, white stone and the green interior make up the colour scheme of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia.

The triangle-shaped peninsula reaching deep into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea is a hidden garden of beauty which opens the door to the sunny and warm Mediterranean.

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 their hills emanate the peace and gentleness of landscapes that irresistibly evoke the most beautiful parts of Tuscany or Provence.

The Istrian Peninsula has managed to preserve true and original natural values.

From the distant past Istrian people have benefited from and preserved the great natural wealth of Istria.

Taking a walk along the magical paths of the rich and tempestuous past, you will arrive at a noble interchange of civilizations on a piece of land whose cultural arboretum has been settled from the time of the Histrians, Celts, Romans and Lombards, over Byzantine...

Facts about Istria:

  • 208.440 inhabitants (census 2011)

Headquarters: Pazin

Counties: Umag/Novigrad, Porec, Vrsar/Funtana, Rovinj, Labin/Rabac, Central Istria, Pula/Medulin

Islands: 14 islands of Brijuni National Park

National Parks: 1 - Brijuni

Nature Parks: 1 - Ucka

UNESCO heritage sites: Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec since 1997