ponedeljek, 30. marec 2015

The most beautiful towns in Croatian Istria

Istria Country

Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. It is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Bay of Kvarner and Gulf of Trieste. It is shared by three countries: Slovenia, Italy and Croatia. The most beautiful towns in Croatian Istria are Poreč, Pula, Rovinj, Novigrad and Motovun.

Many attractions

Pazin is the administrative seat of Istria. The Lim bay and valley is a picturesque feature found near Vrsar and Rovinj. The Istria area offers many natural and cultural attractions, clean and pristine beaches with crystal water, culinary delights and many opportunities for active leisure.


Town Poreč has a picturesque city centre, located on a small peninsula submerged in the sea. The historical centre, once encircled by towers and walls is today conserved in valuable remains. Its major landmark is the Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.


Pula is the largest town in Istria Country. As the rest of the region, it is known for its unspoiled nature, smooth sea and mild climate. It has a long tradition of fishing, winemaking, shipbuilding and tourism. It has been Istria's administrative centre since Roman times. The most famous building is the Arena.


Is a popular tourist resort and a fishing port. The old town had seven gates, three of which have been preserved to this day: The Gate of the Holy Cross, The Portica and The Gate of St. Benedict. The largest monument in Rovinj is the Church of St. Euphemia.


It was once a peaceful fishing town, but over the years has become a popular tourist destination. Novigrad has rich cultural heritage, preserved natural beauty and astounding historical sights. It is also one of the top Istrian gourmet places. The city walls have for centuries protected Novigrad's rich history.


It is a small medieval town in central Istria, overlooking the Mirna River valley. Motovun is a popular and an attractive tourist destination. The bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town's historic core.