PLACES TO VISIT
Explore by boat around Rovinj
To fully experience Istria you should also sail out – not only to see the most beautiful parts from the open sea, but also to feel the primordial connection between the people and the sea. In the offer of a number of boat excursions in Rovinj, you will discover the „call of the sea“, either if you go on a circular ride, pirate cruise and fish-picnic, underwater sightseeing or a night excursion with spotlights.
10 km long Lim Bay, which is part of the 35 km long Lim Valley, is situated between Rovinj and Porec. From both sides steep hillsides rise. A prepared cliff is available for free climbing lovers.
On the coast there are two restaurants where you can taste fish and mussels which were bred in the bay.
From Rovinj you can visit by ship the Lim Bay.
Pula is the biggest city as well as the cultural, economic and political centre of Istria. The city was founded 3000 years ago and concerning its historical and cultural heritage it offers interesting sights. The most famous is the Amphitheater of Pula. The Amphitheater was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the most famous construction the Colosseum in Rome. Today various festivals and concerts are held in the Amphitheater.
Pula is only 38 km away from Rovinj.
Brijuni National Park
The only National Park in Istria is made up of 14 islands and islets from which Veliki Brijun and Mali Brijun are the most famous. The beauty of nature and the cultural heritage form the ideal combination for an unforgettable day‘s excursion whether you decide to visit the natural preserve and the museum on the islands Veliki or Mali Brijun or to do the trip by boat around the archipelago of Brijuni.
More on http://www.np-brijuni.hr/en/
Explore Istria's Countryside
Experience the centuries-old idyllic atmosphere of the Istrian peninsula, towns with living history: Bale, Vodnjan, Dvigrad, Grožnjan, Motovun, Livade, Hum... Visit their Romanesque churches, Gothic and Baroque villas, medieval towers and walls, picturesque squares.
Explore the forests, valleys and hills with hill-forts and church towers and well-known vineyards on the soil perfect for grape cultivation, where the „drink of the gods“ is produced, the well-known Istrian wine of a unique taste. Village homesteads keep real delicacies for true lovers of excellent food and drink.