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

  • 26May ~ 27May

    Sea Star festival

    Umag

    The dreams of every EXIT festival fan in the region are about to come true – Sea Star Festival is coming on 26 and 27 May. The team behind 4 awards for best European festival (EXIT and Sea Dance) are bringing the new Sea Star Festival ...

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  • 27May

    Novigrad in Folklore

    Novigrad

    The members of the Dajla Culture & Arts Society of Novigrad and their guests from other folklore associations from across Istria County and other neighbouring areas will bring the main square to life in the evening with the Novigrad ...

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  • 28May

    Wine cellars Open doors Day

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide ...

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Sunsets in northwestern Istria

Spectacular, stunning, romantic… These are just some of the words of praise that escape from the mouths of visitors to northwestern Istria as they watch the sunset. Watching a sunset here is a bit like watching a play you don’t ever want to end. It is a spectacle that lasts mere seconds, but memories of it will remain ...
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