Welcome to the Northwest Istria

Welcome to Istria, a peninsula in the turquoise Mediterranean, where the carefree kilometres of the blue Adriatic merge with the playful hills, and  where the centuries old historic towns and the picturesque Istrian villages combine with the natural beauty. Enjoy a holiday in Istria by staying in the top-notch hotels, relax on our beaches, be active using numerous sport fields or discover the 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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How close are we?

  • TownDistanceBy car
  • Trieste40 km45 min
  • Ljubljana120 km1,30 h
  • Venice205 km2,45 h
  • Munich500 km5 h
  • Vienna505 km5 h
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Upcoming events in the region

  • 23Mar ~ 15May

    Days of asparagus in Istria

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    During March, April and May the eighth 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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  • 17Apr ~ 19Apr

    100 Miles of Istria

    Buje, Umag

    Numerous sports and active holiday lovers will find enough reasons to come to Northwestern Istria even in the winter months, but the first days of spring bring a bounty of activities providing everyone with a reason to visit this ...

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  • 21Apr ~ 26Apr

    Tour of Croatia

    Umag

    Top bike event in Croatia! Cycling lovers, lo and behold! World famous professional cycling race Tour of Croatia: 6 stages - 6 days - 1000 km is coming to Croatia. As many as 20 professional teams, of which 8 World Tour teams and 1 ...

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Featured article

Northwest Istria - an Oasis for Gourmet Pleasure

Regular events are held in nortwest Istria to celebrate the regions growing talent for providing gourmet cooking using local sourced ingredients. Specially themed events include 'Shellfish Days', 'Asparagus Days', 'Sole Fish Days' and 'Days of Adriatic Squid' during which local restaurants and taverns provide guests ...
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