Welcome to Northwest Istria Croatia

Welcome to Istria in Croatia, a peninsula in the turquoise Mediterranean, where the carefree kilometres of the blue Adriatic merge with playful hills, and  where centuries old historic towns and picturesque Istrian villages combine with the natural beauty of the countryside. Enjoy a Croatia holiday in Istria by staying in top-notch hotels, relax on our beaches, be active and enjoy the numerous sport fields or discover hidden areas when exploring Istria by bike. As a centre of wine and extraordinary culinary tradition, northwest Istria will open your senses and expand your views, offering the perfect harmony of nature and tourism at the gates of Central Europe.

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Where are we?

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How close are we?

  • TownDistanceBy car
  • Trieste40 km45 min
  • Ljubljana120 km1:30 h
  • Venice205 km2:45 h
  • Zagreb259 km2:50 h
  • Bologna373 km3:40 h
  • Milan475 km5 h
  • Munich500 km5 h
  • Vienna505 km5 h
  • Budapest600 km6 h

What's on?

Upcoming events in the region

  • 23Mar ~ 15May

    Days of asparagus in Istria

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    During March, April and May the tenth Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true "asparagus lovers" an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus, ranging from the renowned ...

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  • 12May ~ 15May

    15. Moto Meeting Ooooold Rockers

    Umag

    Once again this year one of the biggest and most visited motorcycle meetups in the region offers to thrill all bikers and fans of fast two-wheeled machines a frenetic and loud opening of the season at the Stella Maris camp in the ...

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  • 21May

    Istria Wine and Walk

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy an 11 km long inspiring walk, meet 8 first-class Istrian winemakers, 8 local producers and caterers and delight in 7 tasting stops. Join us and don't forget to bring your ...

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Featured article

IMPORTANT: Rules of conduct
on Croatian roads

In order to make your cycling adventure on the more crowded parts of Istrian trails pleasant, we advise you to get to know the safety rules in force in the Republic of Croatia. Avoid a fine by following these pieces of advice: Cyclists should ride bicycles on the cycling track or cycling lane, and if there are none, ...
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