Make The Most Of Your Trip To Istria With Our 5 Tips
Culture, nature, pleasant temperatures and a kilometer-long coastline. Water sports enthusiasts are well catered for here and there is plenty for culture enthusiasts to soak up too. Are you going on holiday to Istria this year? We have 5 tips for a top holiday in Istria!
1 boat trip in Rovinj, Istria
Rovinj is one of the most beautiful and historic places in Istria. Walk into the old centre through the Gate of Balbi and get lost down the picturesque, cobbled streets. Tip: climb the 60 meter high tower of the St. Euphemia’s Church! From here you will have fantastic views of the town of Rovinj. While in Rovinj, a boat trip out on the harbour is a must. From here you can see the town from the best view and it will remind you of Venice with all the house on the water.
2 Pula, Istria
Pula is a stunning city. Above all, it is the city with one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world located right in the centre of the city. No more gladiatorial battles today…but the bustling Pula Film Festival every summer. Pula is full of Roman monuments like the Temple of Augustus, the triumphal arch of Sergii and the twin gate. Wow, what a picture!
3 Look, waltz, smell, slurp, test, spit out, repeat: wine tasting at the Kabola winery
Did you know that Croatia produces some of the best wine in the world? A visit to a vineyard is therefore a must. The Kabola winery in Momjan is our recommendation. There you are surrounded by large vineyards and the organic wine is ‘created’ in a beautiful building. The Kabola Winery also has a tour that finishes with a delicious tasting session where you can sample some of the wine from the vineyard!
4 Find your inner artist in Grožnjan
Grožnjan, a town that lies at the very tip of a mountain, has medieval city walls and – of course – beautiful views. It is an artists’ city and is compact in size. Here you will find 20 art galleries and workshops! The town is also known for its fantastic summer music festivals and other events that your family will love. Grožnjan is a wonderful place to wander around and relax, enjoying the view with a cup of coffee or a cold beer.
5 Discover the Brijuni Islands
The Brioni Islands (in Croatian: Brijuni) belong to an archipelago of 14 islands. To get to these magical islands you have to take the only route there – a boat trip from Fažana. Once on the island of Veli Brijun, a train trip around the island is recommended. You should then head on over to one of the two largest islands, passing a Roman villa, the safari park with zebras and elephants which you can visit.
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