Istria is the largest Croatian
peninsula, unique and magnificent, around which the Adriatic Sea
has deeply etched itself into the land, sprinkling its jagged coastline with a thousand lagoons and islands, andsurrounded
in the northeast by the Ćićarija and Učka mountains, Istria
is prepared to reveal its thousand years of history to the chance traveller.
Photo gallery Istria
Traces of human life in Istria date back to the prehistoric times. The first know inhabitants of Istria were the Histri,
from whom Istria received its name. Numerous peoples and cultures, from Romantimes to today, have left evidence of their cultures
in the architecture, wall painting and in the rich church architecture. Valuable monuments of religious and secular architecture
have been preserved from all periods.
Istria is spread over 2,820 square
kilometers, with great diversity, from its interior with its gorgeous towns which seem to have sprouted up on the tops of
the hills, fertile fields, rocky mountains, to the coast pounded by the clear sea. The climate
is a pleasant mediterranean one with mild winters and warm summers.
The sea is good for swimming from May until
the end of September. High quality accommodation is available in a variety of tourist offerings. Lovers of the outdoors have
numerous camp grounds at their disposal along the entire coastline.
Each guest will be able to select something
for himself or herself from the rich cultural and entertainment offerings available and the many
sports and recreational grounds and facilities will satisfy even the choosiest. The good road, sea and air links with continental
Croatia and with Europe will enable a speedy and safe arrival to your destination.