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

  • 02Oct ~ 01Nov

    Umag Welldays


    As the hot summer ends, it is necessary to prepare your body and mind for the long, cold winter that lies ahead. And the Well Days, during the month of October, provide the perfect way to achieve that. Organized by Istraturist, ...

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  • 10Oct ~ 11Oct

    Istria Granfondo

    Novigrad, Umag

    This popular road cycling event is an inspiration to all bicycle owners, amateur cyclists, families with children and competitors to take their positions in Umag and Novigrad for the second time, where a big marathon full of surprises ...

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    Northwest region of Istria
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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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