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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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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

Testimonials

What people are saying about us

  • Every year, right after the snowboarding season finishes, my first trip leads me to this part of Istria. This is where I find the perfect mix of holiday and training options, right amidst some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. My favourite moment is always cycling above the Mirna Valley and enjoying all the historical villages scattered along this route.
    Alexander Payer, professional snowboarder
  • I just love to come to northwestern Istria for my cycling & culinary escape. The region has a gorgeous countryside with hilly terrain under vineyards and olive trees that grow in the amazing Mediterranean climate. It is wonderfully peaceful and pleasant there.
    Laura Šimenc
  • A trip to NW Istria in Croatia always puts a smile on my face, as I know I can find there everything I enjoy – good food, great views, picturesque old towns, biking and walking paths and even playgrounds for our little traveler.
    Nina Potuje - Nina Travels

What's on?

Upcoming events in the region

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  • 03Sep ~ 04Oct

    Aircube collection – in cooperation with the Galerie Wuensch Aircube, Linz (Austria)

    Novigrad

    A valuable collection of works of the Viennese conceptual artists (the Vienna Group), on loan to both the Rigo Gallery and the Lapidarium Museum courtesy of the Austrian collector Winfried Wünsch.

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  • 03Sep ~ 04Oct

    Air Cube Collection

    Novigrad

    A valuable collection of constructivist and kinetic arts, tactile and concrete poetry collected by the Austrian gallery owner Winfried Wünsch. It features paintings, sculptures, installations, graphics, drawings and photographs by ...

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  • 25Sep

    Alpen Adria Swim Cup

    Novigrad

    On 25th may 2021, Novigrad will host the last race of the Alpen Adria Swim Cup series, an open water swimming contest held for the first time in 2019. This fishermen's town on the western coast of Istria boasts stunning bays in a ...

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