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Continental Croatia meets the Adriatic in Istria, the heart-shaped, 3600-sq-km peninsula in the country's northwest. The bucolic interior of rolling hills and fertile plains attracts food- and culture-focused visitors to Istria’s hilltop villages, rural hotels and farmhouse restaurants, while the indented coastline is enormously popular with sun and sea lovers. The facilities on the coast are wide-ranging, the sea is clean and there are plentiful secluded spots.
Travel ideas and events
Would you like to know what others plan to see in Croatia? Take a look at the most recent ideas for sightseeing around Croatia, and see if any of these itineraries are to your liking.
Join us as we run through the most intriguing locations, then book your stay in Dubrovnik.
Known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Climb Mount Srđ and see why
The city of Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination for countless Hollywood actors, singers, athletes, fashion icons and royalty.
See the beauty of the Istrian coast on a boat trip to wonderful Lim Bay, where you’ll enjoy stunning nature, spectacular views, and freshly prepared sea specialities. Book a cruise of Lim Bay, with swimming, snacks, a glass of wine and a lunch featuring local specialties included in the price.
Visit Golden Cape forest park. Also known as Punta Corrente, the Golden Cape is one of the most significant nature parks in the northeast Adriatic. Only a 15-minute walk from the centre of Rovinj and spreading over an area of 52 hectares, the forest park hides a world of unbelievable diversity, numerous plant species and deep shade that provides cool shelter during the long summer days.
Swimming at secluded beaches of the Rovinj archipelago, sailing to Lim Bay, a day trip to the Brijuni Islands on a 24-metre yacht... Regardless of what your ideal day at sea looks like, contact the concierge with confidence who will help you choose the perfect yacht
Summer Sensual Days serve as an introduction to the Croatian Summer Salsa Festival in a wonderful Mediterranean location that provides an unforgettable adventure to a couple of thousands of bachata and kizomba dancers coming from all around the world. The event includes workshops on sensual latino dances of varying levels of difficulty such as the bachata, kizomba, zouka, and many other dances.
The Rovinj regatta of traditional boats with lug and lateen sails has been taking place in Rovinj waters in mid-June continuously. From the start, the goal of the event has been not only to preserve the traditional knowledge and lug sailing techniques but also the art of lugsail design and painting. A fleet of about 40 boats from the wider Adriatic area will gather for the regatta, especially from Northern Italy, Slovenia, and our Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The event program is a creative and artistic celebration of maritime culture and our banana boat, offering an array of activities for all ages.
This international salsa festival is considered the crown of the development of the salsa scene in Croatia, which attracts several thousand dancers from around the world each year. As part of the Croatian Summer Salsa Festival, dance workshops are organised by the very best international dance instructors. The event also includes numerous parties, boat trips and similar activities.
A musical journey and a great celebration with the greatest hits such as Senza una donna, Baila, Così celeste, Cuba Libre, Everybody's got to learn sometime, Diavolo in me, Il volo, Miserere or Diamante will also mark his concert in Rovinj, where Zucchero will perform for the first time times.
This year, the international junior tennis tournament will bring together 150 players (with their escorts) from 25 countries, as they attempt to win points in this Tennis Europe Category 3 tournament.
True gourmet rhapsodies await lovers of indigenous delicacies and good drops of wine for whom autumn trips take them to Vrsar. Marinated pilchards (na savor), cold sea tris including octopus, brodetto (fish stew) with polenta or boškarin (indigenous Croatian cattle breed) sauce served with gnocchi, medallions in Teran sauce and Istrian prosciutto are just some of the specialities that will offer pleasure to Vrsar guests.
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