Get to know Istria
A green oasis and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic where you can spend unforgettable moments both along the 445-km-long coast or inland, which, apart from endless vineyards and olive groves, also boasts prized truffles which can be found in the dense forests. On the west coast of Istria, we invite you to explore the pristine nature of Lim Bay, with Rovinj, the most romantic town in the Mediterranean, just a stone’s throw away to the south.
Lying on the 45th parallel, sitting half way between the Equator and the North Pole, Istria enjoys an ideal position in terms of geography and temperature in the northern hemisphere.
Located in the Northern Adriatic, the Istrian peninsula is the closest Mediterranean destination to most Central European countries.
Istria is famous for its cuisine, rich in traditional flavours reflecting the historical, geographic and climatic characteristics of the peninsula. The interior of Istria has many taverns and wine cellars where you can experience an authentic atmosphere and taste traditional local dishes complemented by local wines such as Malvasia (white), Teran and Refošk (red), or Istrian Muscat (a famous dessert wine).
Olives have been an important part of life in Istria since the time of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Istrian olive oils are considered some of the best in the world, and they can be tasted in the finest mills and taverns across the peninsula.