Vacation and accommodation in Istria, Croatia WELCOME IN CROATIA: Timeless charm! 
English Hrvatski Italiano Deutsch

Top 10 Things To Do in Istria

With its rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, Istria boasts one of the most beautiful stretches of Adriatic sea.
Read our top 10 recommendations for when you visit Istria, with so much to choose from its easy to miss some of the best bits, read on to ensure you don't miss out! Keeping this in mind, choosing only 10 top things to do and see in Istria was not an easy task however we have narrowed down our favourites!

1: Explore the beaches   2: Eat local
Explore the beaches   Eat local
"If you enjoy swimming, sun-bathing and just chilling by the sea, Istria has it all."
read more »
  "Food is local, it is fresh, it changes with the seasons."
read more »
 
3: Enjoy history   4: Explore the countryside
Enjoy history   Explore the countryside
"Enjoy many historical sites in Istria: from Basilica in Poreč to Amphitheater in Pula."
read more »
  "Istria's rolling hills, medieval hilltop towns, vineyards and olive groves, will make you dream."
read more »
 
5: Visit a winery   6. Cycling in Istria
Visit a winery   Cycling in Istria
"Istrian Malvasia is an excellent wine produced in many family-owned wineries in Istria."
read more »
  "Cycle through the vineyards, olive groves and by the sea."
read more »
 
7: Go truffle hunting   8: Hike Ucka mountain
Go truffle hunting   Hike Ucka mountain
"Istria truffles are a culinary winner that is hard to resist."
read more »
  "You'll be awarded with nice views over the Istria, the sea, and islands."
read more »
 
9: Visit Brijuni Islands   10: Visit Glavani park
Visit Brijuni Islands   Visit Glavani park
"Discover priceless natural richness guarded by the National Park Brijuni."
read more »
  "A place for the whole family: adrenaline filled activities, kiddie games and farm animals park."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Pula and Medulin


1: Visit the amphitheater   2: Explore Brioni
Visit the amphitheater   Explore Brijuni
"The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved."
read more »
  "The only National park in Istria known for its beautiful 14 islands!"
read more »
 
3: Explore the town’s defense grid   4: Wind sports & Cliff Jumping
Explore the town’s defense grid   Wind sports & Cliff Jumping
"Fortified for protection from assaults by sea, for over one hundred years Pula was defended by 46 forts."
read more »
  "If you’re interested in more adventurous activities like windsurfing, kite surfing and cliff jumping, one of the best places to head it’s to the southern coast of Premantura town."
read more »
 
5: Shopping: flea-markets, shopping centers   6. Visit sandy beach in Medulin
Shopping: flea-markets, shopping centers   Visit sandy beach in Medulin
"The markets are one of the best places to get souvenir gifts like wines, jewelry, handbags and that kind of thing."
read more »
  "The most famous beach in Medulin is Bijeca, which spreads more than 1 km along the coast. "
read more »
 
7: Concerts in Arena in Pula   8: Visit Forum in Pula
Concerts in Arena in Pula   Visit Forum in Pula
"During the entire months of July and August the amphitheatre holds a series of concerts, both classical and pop, that attracts the best national and international artists."
read more »
  "The main square of classical and medieval Pula is situated at the foot of the central hill, in the western part of the city close to the sea."
read more »
 
9: Visit Porer Lighthouse   10: Make a toast to James Joyce
Visit Porer Lighthouse   Make a toast to James Joyce
"Porer lighthouse was built in 1833 on the islet of the same name, southwest of Istria's southernmost cape."
read more »
  "The Statue to James Joyce, Irish writer have spend five months in town of Pula, teaching English language Austrian officers."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Rovinj


1: Explore the old town   2: Visit St. Andrew’s Island
Explore the old town   Visit St. Andrew’s Island
"The romantic old town in Rovinj itself has two must-sees: the Saint Euphemia Cathedral with the magnificent views and a lively food market near the harbour."
read more »
  "Red Island is made up of two little islands, St. Andrew and Maskin, which are connected through an embankment."
read more »
 
3: Hit the beach   4: Go bird watching
Hit the beach   Go bird watching
"The coast of Rovinj is well known for its indentedness and variety and it is characterized through stones and rocks."
read more »
  "Birdwatching in a special ornithological sanctuary Palud is an all year round activity."
read more »
 
5: Eat local   6. Visit Batana Museum
Eat local   Visit Batana Museum
"In Rovinj sample some of the seafood offered in the local restaurants."
read more »
  "This is a modern museum which today represents the identity of Rovinj to everyone!"
read more »
 
7: Cycling   8: Take an evening cruise on a traditional boat
Cycling   Take an evening cruise on a traditional boat
"Cycling Rovinj and Lim Bay: explore Rovinj surroundings in Istria and Rovinj archipelago by bike."
read more »
  "We reccomend an evening boat ride on the batana followed by a tasty fish dinner"
read more »
 
9: Visit ruins   10: Visit St. Catherine’s Island
Visit ruins   Visit St. Catherine’s Island
"Hill-fort settlement Monkodonja is situated about 5 km south-east of Rovinj."
read more »
  "Rovinj's archipelago is one of the lushest and the most beautiful ones in the north Adriatic Sea."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Poreč and Vrsar


1: Visit Euphrasius Basilica   2: Go inside the Baredine Cave
Visit Euphrasius Basilica   Go inside the Baredine Cave
"The complex of the Euphrasian Basilica represents a significant global monument acknowledged by UNESCO."
read more »
  "Meet the mystical world of nature which has been developing for thousand of years, far away from the light of the day and the human eye."
read more »
 
3: Visit FKK beach Koversada   4: Visit Porec Aquarium
Visit FKK beach Koversada   Visit Porec Aquarium
"The most famous naturist centre on the Adriatic and one of the oldest in Europe."
read more »
  "The Aquarium has 24 aquariums with flora and fauna from the Adriatic coast."
read more »
 
5: Enjoy the sounds of jazz   6. Fly over Porec in panoramic aircraft
Enjoy the sounds of jazz   Fly over Porec in panoramic aircraft
"Performed by top musicians from all over the world in an inspirational environment of Lapidarij in Porec."
read more »
  "Experience unforgettable views of Istrian west coast from air."
read more »
 
7: Take a boat ride to the island of Sv. Nikola   8: Visit Dino Park in Funtana
Take a boat ride to the island of Sv. Nikola   Visit Dino Park in Funtana
"Enjoy swimming and sunbathing on attractive beaches surrounded by the scents of Mediterranean vegetation."
read more »
  "Dinopark Funtana is the first entertainement and theme park in Croatia where life-size dinosaurs are the main attraction."
read more »
 
9: Ride a bike or take a walk through Porec   10: Come to “Street & art festival”
 Ride a bike or take a walk through Porec   Come to “Street & art festival”
"Discover many sights, hidden corners and lively sceneries of Porec."
read more »
  "Numerous artists, inspired by this lovely town, will display their works and imagination."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Novigrad and Umag


1: Visit Maritime Museum Gallerion   2: Play tennis
Visit Maritime Museum Gallerion   Play tennis
"Maritime Museum houses a permanent exhibition “Our Austro-Hungarian Navy”."
read more »
  "Out of Umag's 64 tennis courts, the central Stella Maris ATP Stadium with 3500 seats is one of the best known sports facility in Croatia."
read more »
 
3: Swim   4: Enjoy sunsets
Swim   Enjoy sunsets
"Swim in Mareda beach and find your perfect spot away from the crowd."
read more »
  "Head for the town’s seaside promenade and enjoy the sunset."
read more »
 
5: Eat local   6. Explore Novigrad old town
Eat local   Explore Novigrad old town
"Novigrad is popular among foodies for its excellent choice of seafood restaurants."
read more »
  "Discover the Novigrad sightseeing in the preserved medieval old town."
read more »
 
7: Cycling   8: Visit Lapidarium Museum
Cycling   Visit Lapidarium Museum
"Popular cycling trail takes you from Novigrad by the sea to the village Dajla."
read more »
  "Novigrad Lapidarium Museum houses the collection of early medieval monuments, architectural sculpture and church furnishings."
read more »
 
9: Take a boat trip   10: Visit Savudrija Lighthouse
Take a boat trip   Visit Savudrija Lighthouse
"The most popular excursion in Novigrad is a panoramic boat trip from Umag to Rovinj and along the Limski channel."
read more »
  "Savudrija is the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic and the most northern Croatian lighthouse."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Rabac and Labin


1: Diving in Rabac   2: Visit Girandella beach
Diving in Rabac   Visit Girandella beach
"Diving tourism is very well developed in Rabac and its surroundings and it is no wonder considering the crystal clear waters and great diving conditions."
read more »
  "A beautiful pebbly beach with some rocky and paved parts is located beneath the Girandella tourist village."
read more »
 
3: Olive Oil Tasting   4: Visit Battiala Lazzarini Palace
Olive Oil Tasting   Visit Battiala Lazzarini Palace
"Belic olive oil is one of the best in Croatia and his tasting room is in Rabac."
read more »
  "Baroque palace of Battiala-Lazzarini family today is a town museum."
read more »
 
5: Eat local   6. Walking and hiking in Rabac
Eat local   Walking and hiking in Rabac
"The daily open market is a must for buying local produce and fresh fish."
read more »
  "In the area of Labin and Rabac there is a hiking trail Labin - Rabac - Prklog and hiking trail of St. Flor - The legend of the gold."
read more »
 
7: Visit Labin Town loggia   8: Two Wheel Treks in Labin
Visit Labin Town loggia   Two Wheel Treks in Labin
"Town loggia was a center of life in the past where news and court verdicts were read out."
read more »
  "Two Wheel Treks offers unforgetable Mediterranean Cruise and Cycle tours."
read more »
 
9: Take a boat trip to Cres   10: Come to Rabac Summer Festival
Take a boat trip to Cres   Come to Rabac Summer Festival
"Boat Excursion along Rabac riviera will make you discover many cliffs, coves and little beaches."
read more »
  "The party goes on 24h on Girandella Beach with international DJs playing house music."
read more »

Top 10 Things To Do in Central Istria


1: Try the Istrian white and black truffle   2: Experience Jazz Festival in Groznjan
Try the Istrian white and black truffle   Experience Jazz  Festival in Groznjan
"The biggest truffle in the world was found in Istria and has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records."
read more »
  "There are surely no better nights than those hot summer nights when Grožnjan and its surrounding area are bathed in the most beautiful sound of jazz."
read more »
 
3: Experience Motovun Film Festival   4: Explore nature park Ucka
Experience Motovun Film Festival   Visit Battiala Lazzarini Palace
"Motovun Film Festival is entirely dedicated to films made in small cinematographies and independent productions."
read more »
  "To experience one of the most stunning panoramas in this part of Europe, climb the highest peak of Učka."
read more »
 
5: Go to Pazin and visit the castle   6. Visit The Smallest Town in the World
Go to Pazin and visit the castle   Visit The Smallest Town in the World
"The Castle of Pazin is the biggest and the best-preserved medieval fortress in Istria."
read more »
  "Hum's narrow street, beautiful architecture, you will be surprised by the beauty in such a small place."
read more »
 
7: Visit Motovun   8: Beram, a hidden marvel
Visit Motovun   TBeram, a hidden marvel
"Motovun is probably the most scenic of all Istrian hill-towns."
read more »
  "The strongest impression leaves the fresco called „Dance of the Dead“."
read more »
 
9: Taste in Flengi   10: Visit Bale
Taste in Flengi   Come to Rabac Summer Festival
"There is nothing to visit in Flengi but plenty to taste."
read more »
  "A narrow street surrounds the castle, lined by olds stone houses."
read more »