The heart-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.
The region boasts charming coastal towns such as Pula, Rovinj, and Poreč, known for their beautiful architecture, narrow streets, and vibrant atmosphere. Istria is home to numerous historical sites, including the well-preserved Roman amphitheater in Pula, Byzantine mosaics in Poreč, and hilltop towns like Motovun and Grožnjan.
Istria is also famous for its delicious cuisine, particularly truffles, olive oil, and seafood dishes. It is often referred to as a gourmet paradise. It is the best region in Croatia when it comes to food and wine. Black and white truffles, cured meats, goat cheese, olive oil, homemade pasta, steaks… you name it, Istria has it.
When to visit
Best time to visit Istria is June and September. The weather is nice, sea is warm, there are way less people around, and the prices are lower.
The region is conveniently located, and within five hours drive from many European cities, like Munich, Vienna, Ljubljana, Milano, Budapest, etc. location is one of the reasons why so many tourist flock to this Croatian region.