Your favorite Easter getaway: Istria
Explore Istria and get to know new places, historical towns, and beautiful islands. In distance on the hill is located Labin. It is a small town that is surrounded by walls for centuries. In his foothill is Rabac which is located next to one of the most beautiful beaches in Istria.
Rt Kamenjak is the southernmost point of Istria, and west of it is the beautiful historic town of Pula, also the largest town in Istria. This city adorns the ancient arena, which is the 6th largest in the world. Along the southwestern coast, there is a magnificent harmony of flora and fauna - Otočje Brijuni which will leave you breathless with its beauty. Rovinj is known as the most photogenic town in the Mediterranean.
If you want to know more about beautiful towns in Istria, keep reading.
Poreč is a city of culture, tourism, sports, and entertainment. It has grown from a small coastal town into an attractive tourist destination. Its attractive location allows you to visit other tourist destinations. Explore its natural beauties such as Baredine Cave, Markova Cave, and Pincinova Cave. This city offers its guests various opportunities in the field of sports such as beach volleyball, tennis, football, horseback riding, cycling, and other sports that will enrich everyone’s vacation.
The North Tower (Sjeverna kula) is located on the northeast side of the city center by the bay of Peškera and was built in the 15th century with a partially preserved rim.
The pentagonal tower (Peterokutna kula) is located at the entrance to the old town center at the beginning of today's Decumanska, the central city street.
The Euphrasian Basilica is the most valuable cultural monument of the City of Poreč, was built on the foundations of an earlier three-nave basilica in the middle of the 6th century. The interior of the Basilica is open to the public every day, and visitors can also climb the bell tower. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Medieval ramparts were built between the 12th and 16th centuries. They were used for defense against enemies until the 18th century.
Rovinj is located on the west coast of Istria, and it is a city of romance and art. It has long been known as a city with a favorable climate, a long tradition, and a Mediterranean atmosphere. Its surroundings offer numerous opportunities for recreation aand an active vacation. The old part of the city is located on a high peninsula surrounded by Venetian houses and stone streets.
The Church of St. Eufemije - the church of the patroness of the city and the most imposing city building that dominates the entire old town core. It was built in the early 18th century. The Belfry of St-Euphemia, sixty meters high, is decorated with a copper statue of the saint that rotates around its axis with the force of the wind.
Pula is a city rich in history and cultural monuments. It was built at the end of a beautiful bay and surrounded by seven hills. The real tourist asset of Pula is the well-preserved amphitheater, which is the 6th largest in the world. The indented coastline, crystal clear sea, and beautiful beaches are one of the many reasons why tourists always return to this historical city.
The Amphitheater (Arena) is the building where every tour of the city begins and ends. This is the most important and famous monument in Pula. Construction began in the 1st century, and it was used for gladiator fights.
Hercules Gate - located between two round, medieval towers. They are modestly built, and on top, there is a barely recognizable carved head of Hercules and a club.
Umag is a city and port in Istria that has a reputation as an Istrian sports center because it has hosted ATP tournaments for many years. In the past, it was the summer residence of the Romans, which can be seen in many Venetian houses in the old part of the city. Umag is a favorite holiday destination with exceptional excursion possibilities.
Motovun, located in the northern part of the peninsula, above the Mirna river valley and surrounded by the Motovun forest, has long been an attractive and popular tourist destination. It has a cultural heritage, natural sights, and enjoyment of autochthonous delicacies and wine are just some of the reasons why going to Motovun at any time of the year is a great idea.
The Church of St. Stjepan was built in 1580–1614, and it got its present form only at the end of the 18th century. Due to the Mannerist elements of the main facade, it was considered to have been built according to the designs of the famous Venetian builder Andrea Palladio.
The Motovun Belfry, which dominates the entire landscape of the middle part of the Mirna River, is 27 meters high and was built in the 13th century as the main tower and observation tower.
If you are a fan of gastronomy, don't miss tasting truffles (a hidden underground tuber that has no above-ground plants, and can only be found by trained dogs, many consider them the pinnacle of gastronomy), dried figs, and homemade fig jam, goat's milk, olive oil, Istrian prosciutto, sheep's.
In Poreč you can enjoy the music of world-famous DJs and popular domestic performers in the “Byblos club”. The club and lounge bar “Saint & Sinner” is ideal for relaxing in a pleasant atmosphere with colorful cocktails and popular music. In Rovinj, there is the entertainment center "Monvi" with a number of different clubs and cafes, that offer different kinds of music for everyone's taste. “Club Uljanik” in Pula is the oldest urban club in this region, located in the very center.