Sun - drenched Istria

Lanterna, Rabac Lanterna, Rabac
Havajka, Pula Havajka, Pula
Rivarela, Novigrad Rivarela, Novigrad
Sv. Andrija, Rovinj Sv. Andrija, Rovinj
Stella Maris, Umag Stella Maris, Umag

The coast of Istria is characterized by numerous beaches with blue flags. In the areas of Umag and Novigrad, you will find some of the best beaches in Croatia. They consist of picturesque coves, bays, and capes, with stone and pebble beaches that invite you into the pristine world of the sea. Many beaches are well-maintained, while others have retained a wild, untamed appearance, and pine and olive tree groves provide shade from the summer heat. The commitment to sustainable development has earned the beaches of the Umag Riviera numerous Blue Flags.

In addition to its coastal beauty, Istria is the largest green oasis of the northern Adriatic. Along the coast and on the islands, pine forests and distinctive green Mediterranean vegetation prevail. Forests cover 35% of the Istrian territory.

  1. Lanterna Beach, Rabac
  2. Havajka Beach, Pula
  3. Rivarella Beach, Novigrad
  4. Beaches on the island of Sv. Andrija, Rovinj
  5. Stella Maris Beach, Umag
Brijuni Brijuni
Učka Učka
Zlatni Rt Zlatni Rt
Mramornica Mramornica
Limski kanal Limski kanal

Green Oasis

In addition to its coastal beauty, Istria is the largest green oasis of the northern Adriatic. Along the coast and on the islands, pine forests and distinctive green Mediterranean vegetation prevail. Forests cover 35% of the Istrian territory.

Explore the natural wonders of Istria's green oasis and enjoy its hills, forests, caves, and islets that make this peninsula unique. The diverse and rich flora and fauna, numerous natural attractions, protected nature parks, aquariums, and observatories will make your stay in Istria fulfilling and fascinating.

Istria is your ideal destination for an escape from reality, offering plenty of opportunities for a relaxing vacation and a wide range of outdoor activities for families and adrenaline enthusiasts alike.

Natural Attractions:

  1. Brijuni National Park - The Brijuni Islands are the only national park in Istria, comprising 14 islands that showcase a unique blend of beautiful animal species and a rich and rare flora in one place. It is considered one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Mediterranean.
  2. Učka Nature Park - Located in one of the northernmost points of the Mediterranean, Mount Učka dominates Istria and the Kvarner region. The nature park covers an area of 160 km2. If you want to enjoy one of the most stunning panoramas in this part of Europe, climb to the highest peak of Učka - Vojak (1401 m). There, you'll find a stone tower viewpoint, which also serves as the information center of Učka Nature Park, offering a fantastic panoramic view of the Istrian peninsula, the islands of the northern Adriatic, the mountains of Gorski Kotar, Venice, and the Alps on clear days.
  3. Golden Cape Forest Park - Among the most beautiful landscapes of western Istria, the Golden Cape Park, also known as Punta Corrente, protects the town of Rovinj and its harbor from the south. It stretches among picturesque bays such as Lone and Škaraba and capes such as Montauro and Punta Corrente.
  4. Mramornica Cave - One of the largest caves in Istria, Mramornica Cave is a true gem of the Istrian underground. It was mentioned as early as 1770 when it was visited and described by the renowned travel writer Alberto Fortis. For nature lovers seeking untouched beauty, away from the summer crowds and heat, Mramornica Cave becomes an ideal natural retreat in every sense.
  5. The Lim Channel - About a twenty-minute drive north of Rovinj, there is a submerged canyon valley in the karst terrain called the Lim Channel, also known as Lim Bay or Lim Fjord. The Lim Channel is part of the 35 km long Lim Valley (or Lim Draga), which extends almost to Pazin in the center of Istria. The channel itself is a little over 10 km long, and steep hills rise on both sides, reaching heights of up to 100 meters in some places.
Cycling Cycling
Trails Trails
Kayaking Kayaking
Diving Diving
Horseback riding Horseback riding


Istra is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a wide range of activities to enjoy. Here are some activities you can experience in Istra:


Istra has many cycling routes that pass through picturesque landscapes, vineyards, and olive groves. You can rent a bike or join guided cycling tours to explore the region on two wheels. The Parenzana trail, an old narrow-gauge railway route from Trieste to Poreč, stands out as a gem of Istria. With 19 well-maintained trails, the areas of Umag, Novigrad, Buje, and Brtonigla offer opportunities for cyclists of all levels.

Rovinj and its surroundings have easy routes for relaxed rides, ideal for families.

Southern Istra has gentle trails with enchanting coastal scenery. Eastern Istra (Labin - Rabac) offers technically demanding routes for experienced cyclists.

The western coast of Istria (Vrsar) is perfect for leisurely rides on flat terrain.
Bike hotels provide services tailored to cyclists and high standards.


Istra offers a plethora of hiking trails that lead through untouched nature, hills, and forest paths. Enjoy walks along the coast, explore mountain peaks, or discover picturesque villages.


Istra is home to numerous running and hiking trails. You can participate in trail races or simply explore nature at your own pace.


With its stunning coastline and the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, Istra is a perfect place for kayaking. Rent a kayak and explore hidden coves, caves, and islands along the coast. Have a blast and immerse yourself in nature as you paddle, dive into crystal-clear waters, or cliff jump from safe heights. Kayaking excursions are available in Pula, Poreč, and Medulin.


There are several climbing spots in Istra, including cliffs along the coast and in the interior. Experienced climbers can enjoy scaling the rocks and admire the breathtaking views from the top.


Istra is known for its crystal-clear sea and rich underwater world. There are many diving sites suitable for all experience levels, where you can explore underwater caves, shipwrecks, and diverse marine life.


Thanks to favorable winds and beautiful sea conditions, Istra is a popular destination for sailing and windsurfing. You can rent a sailboat or windsurfing board and enjoy sailing in the Adriatic Sea.


The inland areas of Istra offer beautiful landscapes suitable for horseback riding. Taking riding lessons or organizing guided horseback tours will allow you to explore Istra in a unique way.


Istra is known for its hunting and fishing areas. If you are a hunting or fishing enthusiast, you can join local hunting societies or simply enjoy fishing. Istra provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy an adventurous stay in this stunning region.

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