Enrich the present. Travel back in time to Istria's past.
Istria is not only home to white truffles, blue sea and the greenest olive oil in the world. Here you can also find numerous historical sites, ancient Roman monuments, medieval towns, and many other reminders of its rich, thousand-years-long history. Explore them together with expert local guides.
Although named after the Histri, a tribe that inhabited the peninsula in the 11th century, the history of Istria dates many, many years further back. From prehistory to modern times, it was home to different ethnic groups and their rulers. Their influences intertwined, leaving some spectacular historic monuments.
You can admire the incredibly preserved ancient Roman monuments such as Pula’s Arena and the Arch of the Sergii, marvel at the magnificent interior of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, or take a walk to the baroque church of St Euphemia in Rovinj. Once you are there, stroll through the streets of the old town, a great example of Venetian architecture.
Diving into the impressive historical background of this green peninsula is the best way to start your holiday. Learning new facts and stories is always an enriching experience.
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A private dinner in the Arena guarantees an evening to remember.
Private dinner on a romantic island. It sounds charming because it is.
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Balloon flight above Istria. An experience beyond expectations.
Not far from the beaches and the sea lies an altogether different, green Istria. Its enchanted hills are sprinkled with medieval towns with rich histories and local ingredients just waiting to be tasted. Join us on a journey through Central Istria.
A good rest sometimes involves lots of relaxation and other times an adrenaline-filled adventure which will be talked about for years to come. An off-road buggy ride will take you into the undiscovered wilderness of Central Istria, while a speleological adventure in the Pazin Cave will bring you into Istria’s very heart.
Did you know that Istria boasts many small, yet globally recognised wineries? There are also boutique wineries, producing thousands of bottles of supreme terroir wines found exclusively in Croatia. Treat yourself to an unforgettable wine trail experience in north-western Istria and enjoy a selection of wines from the award-winning Kozlović, Benvenuti, Matošević and Kabola wineries.
Swimming and sunbathing in secluded coves of the Rovinj archipelago, sailing to the Lim Channel, setting off for a day trip to Brijuni on a 24-metre yacht… Whatever your ideal day at sea might be, we have it covered. For more information, please contact the concierge, who will gladly find you the perfect yacht.
Istrians have great respect for olive oil because they know how important the interplay of the microclimate, quality of soil, timely processing and a thousand-year-long tradition is for obtaining supreme olive oil. If you are looking for an authentic experience, taste the best Istrian olive oils at the very oil mills, where experts will tell you how to best pair different olive oil varieties with famous delicacies.