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

  • 14Feb ~ 20Mar

    Days of seashells in northwestern Istria

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    From 14.02. - 20.03.2018. gourmands will have an opportunity to savour delicious sea morsels at the Days of seashells organized by the tourist boards of Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje on the territory of north-western ...

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  • 21Mar ~ 13May

    Days of asparagus in Istria

    Brtonigla, Buje, Novigrad, Umag

    During March, April and May the tenth Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true "asparagus lovers" an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus, ranging from the renowned ...

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  • 01Apr

    A musical Easter


    With a symbolic gift in the sweet scents and flavours of the most important Christian holiday, Novigrad will once again send a warm welcome to its dear guests on the streets of the old town centre before a musical backdrop coloured ...

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  • Northwest region of Istria

    Northwest region of Istria
  • Umag

  • Novigrad

  • Brtonigla

  • Buje