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.


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

  • 20Oct ~ 30Nov

    Sole fish days

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events. If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on ...

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  • 01Dec ~ 10Jan

    Days of Adriatic squid

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days od adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2015. until January 10th 2016. all over the restaurants on North-west ...

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  • 04Dec ~ 01Jan

    UMAGic Holidays


    Northwestern Istria is merrily preparing for Christmas and the New Year. This is the opportunity for the guests to enjoy the festive ambient together with the hosts and absorb the parts of tradition and local crafts with the ...

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  • Northwest region of Istria

    Northwest region of Istria
  • Umag

  • Novigrad

  • Brtonigla

  • Buje


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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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