Enjoy your holidays in Rovinj which is situated on the western coast of Istria in Croatia, the largest peninsula on the Adriatic coastline, a one hour drive from Trieste, 2.5 hours from Zagreb and 6 hours from Munich.
The people of Rovinj make their living mostly out of tourism, fishing, agriculture, winemaking and viticulture.
Boasting a rich natural and cultural heritage with beautiful landmarks such as the old town, the Golden Cape Park Forest, protected islands and coastal area, Rovinj has many loyal visitors from all parts of the globe and has developed into a popular tourist destination.
A pleasant climate and a wide array of sports facilities make Rovinj an ideal host venue for competitions, tournaments, sports schools and training camps for professional athletes all year round.
The average yearly temperature in Rovinj is 13.5°C, with 766.8 mm of rainfall. The climate is warm and semi-dry, with more than four months a year without wind. Such a mild microclimate is characteristic only to Mali Lošinj and the Brijuni archipelago. There are 134 sunny days in a year, which makes Rovinj the third sunniest spot in the Adriatic. At the same time, it is the least cloudy place.
Area: 80 km2
Density: 178 ppl/km2
Air: Mediterranean climate
January: 5°C to 9°C
August: 22°C to 25°C
Average sea temperature:
Guests can enjoy a rich calender of events during the summer evenings, such as the Summer Salsa Festival, St Lawrence’s Night, the traditional Rovinj’s Night and the feast day of St Euphemia, the patron saint of Rovinj.
The Largest baroque building in Istria, the Tower of St. Euphemia, is also the highest point in Rovinj, offering an enchanting view of the town and the archipelago that surrounds it. The Church tower is a replica of the bell tower of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, with a bronze statue of Saint Euphemia on it's spire. The statue spins around to show the direction of the wind with her right hand.
In a leisurely half-hour stroll you can see three of the most famous Rovinj streets, starting with the Carrera Street, full of galleries and small shops, passing to the Bregovita Street, considered the most beautiful one, and reaching the must-see Grisia Street, renowned for the traditional painting exhibitions organized in it.
The Protected Golden Cape Park Forest is a must-visit cycling, hiking and walking destination known for it's Himalayan Cedars, alleys of exotic cypresses and Mediterranean vegetation.
Rovinj honors it's long fishing tradition in a museum dedicated to a small wooden flatboat – batana. There you can see a 15-minute film about the crafting of this specific flatboat accompanied with the sounds of bitinada (a traditional Rovinj a capella song).
Located 5 kilometers east of Rovinj, the ancient village of Monkodonjo dates back to the Bronze Age. Exceptionally preserved, encircled by walls in the length of over 1 km, it is composed of three parts: the central barrow, the crafts district and the living quarters. It is estimated that over one thousand inhabitants lived in the village.
Located only 10 km from Rovinj, this wetland area is famous for its richness of bird species. Palud is the only protected ornithological reserve in Istria and its biodiversity is due to the fusion of the wetland and the sea.
Offering a unique oeno-centric gastronomic experience that combines French cuisine with a rich wine list that includes of more than 550 different labels from Croatia and around the world, this gourmet restaurant located in the 5-star boutique hotel of Monte Mulini is a foodie temple of Istria.
Austrian-Hungarian passenger ship Baron Gautsch, which sunk in 1914, still exudes the magical aura of La Belle Epoque, mostly because of it's magnificently preserved wreck lying at the depth of 40 meters off the coast of Rovinj.
The indented coast of the Rovinj area with its numerous bays, islets and cliffs is a habitat to many species of fish and a place of primordial enjoyment for fans of sport fishing.
Don’t miss out on one of the most beautiful beaches in Istria. Explore the Island of St. Andrew (Red Island), it's trim trails and walkways, maintained gardens with around 120 plant species and an old castle housing the Count Huetterot Mini Museum, energy fields, a viewing spot, and a mausoleum on the island of Maškin.