Holidays in Umag

Umag

Umag in Istria is the first city you will reach when approaching Istria from western Europe. Umag conquers with its allure, diversity and richness of the tourist offer. Umag is a town of around 13,000 inhabitants which with about 45 km of the coastline and interesting hinterland integrates special features of the whole region and might be the best introduction into a different experience of the Mediterranean.

  • The old town of Umag abounds in medieval architecture: ancient churches, old castles, Venetian houses and city walls.
  • The pier in Umag is 404 meters long and its construction began in the year 1825. It protects the northern bay of the city.
  • Umag - in all the colours of Istria


The hinterland of Umag reveals beautiful hills with fortifications that offer us magnificent scenery and marvellous history, abundance of autochthonous agricultural specialties and friendly hosts. Sea in Umag is crystal clear and suitable for swimming from May till October.

What’s most important is that tourism has significantly developed in the last several years so the destination has many new top quality accommodation facilities on offer (three or four stars), luxurious as well as family oriented hotels, villas, suites or ecology campsites. These are all designed according to the intrinsic spirit of nature and “Mediterranean as is used to be”.

What to do in Umag

Visit...

  • Umag town walls, with gated draw bridge, dating from 10th century
  • Church of St Roche from 16th century, with oil-painted ceiling
  • Umag Town Museum with exhibitions of ancient pottery and crafts
  • Exhibitions in Umag's galleries, such as popular Gallery Marin in City Walls

Eat in...

  • Badi Seafood Restaurant, located in Lovrecica near Umag, which offers great seafood dishes
  • Buscina Restaurant offers domestic Istrian cuisine including meat and fish.
  • Vila Viola is an exclusive Mediterranean restaurant, famous for its meat and fish specialities and is located in nearby town of Savudria, which is part of Umag municipality.
  • Fancy a something quick and simple? Umag's waterfront has plenty of small bistros, pizza places, caffe bars, cake shops and ice cream parlours for a quick bite or for a leisure coffee & cake whilst watching the world pass by
  • ...or check our directory for the contact details and addresses of over 20 restaurants in Umag

Shop in ...

  • There are four supermarkets in Umag, with the largest being Plodine located at the entrance of Umag as you reach it from Novigrad. There are also numerous smaller groceries and food shops around the town - you won't go hungry!
  • Main street of Umag is full of souvenir shops, which offer local produce, art and craft such as local pottery, paintings, wooden crafts and more
  • If you like shopping for clothes, Umag has many boutiques offering designer and stylish clothes
  • Being in region popular for biking adventures, Umag has a few specialist biking shops with good offer of biking gear for cyclists
  • Local produce such as olive oil and locally produced wine can be bought in speciality shops or on stands on the Umag's market
  • Forgot the swimming costume? Need a beach towel? Or you need some snorkleing gear? Don't worry, beach gear and accessories can be bought in many shops in Umag including open air market

Stay at...

  • Best Umag's hotels, such as five star Hotel Melia Coral and Kempinski Hotel Adriatic
  • Small family or butique hotels with their intimate atmosphere
  • Umag's campsites - in mobile homes or on camping pitches, and enjoy closeness of the beach in natural surroundings
  • Umag's Apartment resorts with their luxury villas and apartments, perfect for a family holiday
  • or try Umag's private accommodation in self-contained apartments and rooms that are usually part of the private houses

Nightlife in Umag...

Around Umag...

  • Visit the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic located in the nearby town of Savudrija
  • Numerous bike trails invite visitors to explore Umag's surroundings in the best possible way!
  • Try day trip boat excursions to nearby beaches or take a day trip to Venice in Italy on fast hovercraft
  • Fancy something different? See our suggestions for holidays in Istria off the beaten track.
  • Or why not rent a scooter or quad and explore the region at your leisure!

The best time to visit Umag...

Throughout the year! Umag has something for every season. From winter festivals, carnivals, wellness days in winter, early spring to gastronomic events or well known sporting events such as Tennis ATP in Umag in July - you will never be bored in Umag. Find out what is happening this year on Umag's events page, read our articles on local curiosities and festivities or check our accommodation section to find the best place to stay. Travelling now? See Umag weather forecast and find out more on climate by month. Our Umag's directory will help you find tourist agency, bank, shop, restaurant and other places you may need during your stay. We hope our website will help you plan your perfect Umag's holidays!

share

Sad love of Austrian count Metternich

Mystic and magnificent, alone on the rocks like some forgotten giants, lighthouses have always been a subject of fascination. Many of them are surrounded by numerous stories and myths that make them seem even more secretive. Some, such as the one on the island of Pharos at Alexandria have become legends, but each ...
Read more

Umag in National Geographic

Umag has caught the eye of National Geographic, one the world’s largest scientific and educational institution. Its list of the 10 best trips of summer 2011 published in late April includes Istria. The text includes a riveting photo of Umag's beach. The photo highlights winning attributes of Istria’s beaches which ...
Read more

Sepomaia settlement

Old sailing routes ran down the length of the coast, and goods were transported only during the day. At night and during storms they would hide in the ports and harbours. That’s how it was in Katoro. The area between the Cape of Katoro and the Cape of Sipar did not only have villas belonging to wealthy people, since ...
Read more

Umag's Gallery Marin is the place where art resides

Apart from the historical heritage monuments, the centre of Umag is also adorned by art gallery Marin. Blending with the old town walls and structure of residential houses, since its opening in 1997, this modern gallery organized a number of exhibitions and cultural events, with an emphasis on contemporary art ...
Read more

Find your accommodation


Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign up