Istria is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic and Croatian. Located in the northern part of the Adriatic on the territory of three countries – Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. The western coast of Istria is shallow and more branched, while the east coast called. LIBURNIJA is steep and less populated. The administrative part of the Croatian peninsula is divided into two counties – more Istrian represented by the tourist region of Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar smaller, which falls under the tourist region of Kvarner.
Istria name is probably derived from the name of the tribe Histri, who lived in this area until the 2nd century BC when the Romans pushed them out. The Romans are also a nation who in Istria left many clues. Croats in the territory of Istria already mentioned in the 6th century.
Things region of Istria is divided into Blue and Green Istria. Blue Istria is the coastline and Green Istria is the inland. Although most tourists prefer vacation at sea, Green Istria recorded in recent years an unprecedented flourishing. The merit is in particular the development of agro-tourism, active sports and cultural tourism, as well as the excellent gastronomic offer, with wine routes and roads of olive oil.
Tourist information about Istria
- Accommodation Istria: private accommodation, hotels, luxury villa, pets welcome, accommodation at the beach, family holidays, agrotourism
- Important tourist centers of Istria: Pula, Pazin, Porec, Rovinj, Umag, Novigrad (Istrian), Labin Medulin, Fažana, Buzet, Motovun
- Important cultural monuments in Istria Euphrasian Basilica in Porec, Roman amphitheater Arena in Pula, the Pula Forum Main Square, Church. Euphemia in Rovinj, abandoned medieval town Dvigrad, Statue Park Forma Viva in place Dubrova, the smallest town in the world Hum, the remains of a Roman villa in Medulin, baroque palace Battiala-Lazzarini in Labin, St. Pelagia and Maxima in Novigrad, a Renaissance fortress Boris in Funtana, Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park in Vrsar
- Natural attractions Istria National Park Brijuni (Brioni) with a zoo and safari, Nature Park at Cape Rt Kamenjak, Učka Nature Park, caves Feštinsko kraljevstvo, Baredine and Pazinska pit, Lim Channel, Gulf of Raska, ornithological area Palud swamp, river canyon Mirna Rovinj’s archipelago with 19 islets
- Other attractions in Istria Dinopark in Funtana, mummies of saints in the church Vodnjan, observatory in Visnjan, galleries in Grožnjan, Porer, Marlera, Savudrija and Sv. Ivan the pučini, wine routes, roads olive oil, Rovinj’s Park Mini Croatia with Croatian dummies major structures, geological park Fantazija in place Monfiorezo, health resort Istarske Toplice, Aquarium in Umag, zip line attraction at jama cave Pazinska
- Major events in Istria Tennis Tournament ATP Croatia Open in Umag, Pula Film Festival, Days of antiquity Superiorvm Pula in Pula, Histria festival in Pula, Dimensions Festival Štinjane, Motovun Film Festival, Croatian Summer Salsa Festival in Rovinj, Truffle Days in Buzet festival Labin Art Republic in Labin, Rovinj fishing feast day, feast of the Roman Valbandon phase festival Legendfest in Pica, festival of love Casanovafest in Vrsar Folk Festival Golden Sopela in Porec, Istria Inspirit festival and traditional markets and Istra Istra Gourmet HandMade (in more cities Istria), Festival of dance and non-verbal theater in Svetvincenat, Sepomaia Viva Festival in Umag
- Istrian cuisine specialties: Istria “maneštra”, Istria “pinca”, Istrian white truffles, fish, mussels and oysters from the Lim channel, shrimp from the site Luka Krnica, specialty mushrooms and wild asparagus, Istrian pasta “fuži”, Humski ” biska ” (mistletoe brandy from white and four kinds of herbs), Istrian “supa” (red wine with toasted bread, a small dose of sugar, olive oil and spices), Istrian teran wine, Malvasia and Muscatel momjanský