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

  • 24May ~ 27May

    Sea Star festival


    Last year’s premiere edition of the Sea Star Festival, Croatia’s new star in the regional EXIT family, surpassed all expectations right from the start, drawing more than 50,000 people to magical Stella Maris lagoon in Umag. This ...

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  • 26May ~ 27May

    Karate Istria Open


    The first International ISTRIA KARATE OPEN will be held in the Novigrad Sports Arena from 26-27 May 2018. These two days of international competitions are organized by the Sports Karate Centre (CZSK). In cooperation with Andromake ...

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  • 26May

    Novigrad in Folklore


    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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  • Northwest region of Istria

    Northwest region of Istria
  • Umag

  • Novigrad

  • Brtonigla

  • Buje