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

  • 10Feb ~ 31Mar

    Wellness Moments in Istria

    Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    Are you longing for full rest for body and soul? Are you looking for repose from everyday stress? Have you decided to treat yourself with beauty treatment, massage or sauna? The Northwestern Istria is just what you need! The Wellness ...

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  • 21Mar ~ 14May

    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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  • 07Apr ~ 09Apr

    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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Featured article

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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