Istria is the westernmost county of the Republic of Croatia and the largest peninsula in the Adriatic sea. The name of Istria originates from the name of the prehistoric tribe / people of Histri. The Romans conquered Istria after the military exhortations – 178th and 177st pr. Cr. Istria is the nearest sea of Europe, the cradle of culture and rich heritage.
Istria is indeed a feast for the eyes. Its streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies which bring to mind the ancient local myths about giants. Rolling hills overlook the fields and valleys with little towns perched on the peaks, recalling some old paintings. The view is splendid: white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, plateaux, valleys, vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.
As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries. Everything is warm–hearted and friendly here: nature, towns and people.
Istria is a combination of the sea and the green hills, but also the queen of gastronomy, excellent fish and seafood, Istrian truffles, various pasta like pijukanci and fuži simply summones to enjoy them with the accompaniment of top quality wines and even better olive oils.
Nature on this small peninsula (only about one hour and a half driving from north to south) gave natural sights of exceptional beauty such as:
National Park Brijuni islands,
Učka mountain Nature Park,
Protected landscape of Kamenjak.
A destination that, with its natural beauties, superb gastronomy, excellent climate, an incredible cultural and architectural heritage, invites you to visit it, to rest and to fall in love with it. Istria is a tourist paradise adapted to all ages.