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  • Terra Istria

    Istria is characterized by poor soil, rocks, olives, vines and steadfast character hardworking man who who works hard and robs the land of stone because land means life. In this small but beautiful peninsula, were over the centuries various kings an rulers, who came, went and disappeared in history, and the only one who is always here is a small...


    Grožnjan, "city of artists", is a medieval town which features a beautiful Renaissance lodge. Many abandoned houses, (recalls the historical turbulence and the mass exodus mostly by the ethnic Italian population), in Grožnjan are being rebuilt by artists and intellectuals who relax and work in the town during the summer months.Grožnjan, or...

  • Rovinj

    Rovinj, a tourist resort on the west coast of Istria with a pleasat climate and gracefu landscape. It is a unique example in Croatia of the entire 25 km long coastline being under legal protection.The first written trace of Rovinj dates back to to the 7th century, when the settlement was mentioned as Ruginio, Ruigno and Ruvigno.The church of St....

  • PULA

    The Roman Antiquity of the classical period has left a strong mark on the city of Pula, where today we still can admire the magificient Amphitheatre with the best preserved architectonic shell in Europe, the triumphal arch of the Sergeians and the Temple of Augustus from the 1st century.The town of Pula is the main administrative, commercial and...

  • Buje

    The city's historic core is located on a 222 m high mount, while the new borough streches along the road for Koper and Trieste. The dynamic relief, olive-groves and vineyards give the landscape its basic tones.Buje managed to preserve, in part, the former defensive system, the walls, the Great city gates, the Western city gates, the pentagonal...

  • Vižinada

    A settlement of predominantly rural characteristics located some fifteen kilometres to the northeast of Porec.The mildly rolling relief favours the growning of vines and other crops characteristic of the Istrian climate.Vižinada's parish was first mentioned in 1177 in a deed of gift made by the Pope Alexander III. The neo-classicist parich church...

  • Bale

    Bale is a prehistoric town and the centre of the municipality of the same name, streching along west Istrian road.Tourism based on excursions and sea bathing developed in recent times. Bale became the meeting place of palaeontologists in 1992, when the fossilized bones of the gigantic reptiles the dinoraurus were found in Kolone Bay. The ancient...

  • NP Brijuni

    A group of 14 islands and islets, "like green gems sprinkled on a blue carpet", located between Puka and Rovinj.The call of the sea and the mild climate, the undisturbed natural balance, promenades and sports courts make Brijuni the prestigious tourist destination that they are.Kings and emperors, princesses and princes, baronesses and barons and...

  • Istria Travel Log

    I just returned from a week and a half in this beautiful country, and wanted to share my travel experiences, as I found some great tips on this site. I visited Rovinj, Pula, Groznjan and Motovun, and explored wine roads and ate well. Enjoy! Oh, the food. Super local, made with care.

  • Don Truffle

    Istria is one of the few places 7besides parts of France and Italy) where you can find this rare delicacy, known as truffle. It grows underground and to find them, you have to have well trained dogs that can sense the trume. Well, pigs are an aternative, but they tend to eat what they find, so it's better to have dogs, which are satisfied with a...

  • Portoroz

    Portorož, which is situated nearby Piran, is the most important touristic center on the coastal part of Slovenia. It is practicaly new built town-hotel ful of facilities even for the most demanding clients. In case you like industrial type of tourism and gambling, this is the right place for you.

  • Piran

    The tiny part of the most northern Istria peninsula belongs to the Republic of Slovenia. Piran is, as far as I am concerning, the most beautiful coastal town in Slovenia. It is typical Mediterranean town with short and narrow streets in its old core. Since it was in the past a part of the Venetian Republic, characteristical Venetian architectural...

  • Fažana

    Fažana is the main port and the jumping off place for visiting the Brijuni National Park. The boat ride across the 2,5 km wide Fažana Channel to the pier on Veliki Brijun takes fifteen minutes.Fažana successfully promotes the health giving properties of the sea and the climate together with the monumental heritage.There was a workshop here in the...

  • Volosko

    Volosko is a typical Mediterranean townlet with stony houses formerly belonging to sea captains and with a pear for smaller boats. Steep narrow streets and steps lead up the hill. Until the and of 19th century Volosko was the port of origin for numerous sailboats and fishing boats. The name of Volosko could be linked to the Italian "vollone" = big...

  • Motovun

    Motovun, which is oval shaped, has managed to preserve spledidly its medieval fortifications and towers. The bell tower of the church once served as the town's highest fortification, and is crowned by battlements, also typical of the towers constructed in the 14th century. check my Motovun page for more

  • Opatija

    Opatija, Croatian oldest seaside resort famous for its glamurous fin-de-siecle hotels. Opatija was the very first to go in for tourism with a health and fitness slant, and now offers medically programmed vacations in a tradition maintained by Thalassotherapia, a special hospital for convalescence from cardiac and pulmonary complaints and...

  • Vodnjan - Dignano

    Vodnjan is an ancient Mediterranean townlet with appealing stone architecture located some ten kilometres north of Pula, also the municipality centre and the seat of the deanery with eight parishes.The Vodnjan area is ecpecially known for its olive groves, which are processed in Vodnjan's oil rafinery.There is the temping City Palace of 1478 and...

  • Svetvincenat

    A settlement of urban and rural characteristics located on the old asphalted Pula-Svetvincenat-Pazin road. Visit the local Castle (kaštel) Grimani from the 14th century, the city loggia from 18th century, the Renaissance parish church of the Assumption from the 16th century. On this picture you can see an typical stone house from the hinterland of...


    A prehistoric and ancient Roman archaeological complex, located some ten kolometres northeast of Pula.The former settlement, called Isaccio, Isazzi and Nesactium, was, in pre-Roman times a fortified capital of the union of the Illyrian tribe the Histars.The decisive battle between the superior Roman invaders and the Histars took place under the 880...

  • Lovran

    A summer and winter resort located at the foot of the mountain range of Ucka, 6 km southwest of Opatija. The natural peculiarities of Lovran are almost identical to those of Opatija. Here are the mild climate, slightly shorter insolation, and protection from the powerful gusts of the northwest wind that is known to rage with hurricane-like power...

  • Vrsar

    Vrsar is a typical example of a pitoresque Mediterranean townlet, located 8 km south of Porec, with a recognizable stony architecture and dense streets with arched passages. The group of some fieteen islets in front of the city beautifies the landscape with lots of green surfaces on the land. Koversada, with the coastline of 1 km, is the best known...

  • Porec

    Porec is prestigious destination, a sea-bathing Mecca and the modern metropolis of Croatian tourism. Located on the gentle western Istrian coast that has been enchanced by the hand of man.Porec's riviera offers numerous sporting activities and pleasures, there are over 180 tennis courts there.The sea and the beaches meet high ecological standards,...

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Istria Hotels

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  • Hotel Histria

    57-71 euros per person in a double room, half board -most expensive in Pula -very big (if you like...

  • Hotel Istra

    This excellent hotel is situated on a separate island - Red Island or St. Andrew Island.... The...

  • Hotel Neptun

    Can I tell you that there CENTRAL BOOKING telephone number is:: 451 430 ?? Do use it and you will...

  • Hotel Kvarner

    This is what I call style! Opatija was the last stop of our holiday and I just didn't feel like...

  • Kastel Hotel

    Deklevi are very nice village, Lavender Farm Deklevi is open to the public and can be made beautiful...

  • Belvedere Tourist Settlement

    Petalon 1, Vrsar HR-52450, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sol Garden Istra

    consists of few buildings, the major building is hotel itself and 3 others-more modest smaller...

  • Adoral

    Obala M. Tita, Rabac, 52221, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Fontana

    Trg Fontana 1, Buzet, 52420, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Top Istria Hotels

Porec Hotels
295 Reviews - 679 Photos
Pula Hotels
591 Reviews - 1428 Photos
Rovinj Hotels
353 Reviews - 973 Photos
Opatija Hotels
191 Reviews - 467 Photos
Rabac Hotels
23 Reviews - 46 Photos
Umag Hotels
24 Reviews - 66 Photos
Vrsar Hotels
77 Reviews - 131 Photos
Tar Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Savudrija Hotels
6 Hotels
Motovun Hotels
90 Reviews - 162 Photos
Labin Hotels
6 Reviews - 17 Photos
Groznjan Hotels
18 Reviews - 121 Photos
Buzet Hotels
13 Reviews - 20 Photos
Anita Hotels
3 Reviews - 4 Photos

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