Tourist Places to Visit in Istria, Croatia, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Istria, Croatia, Europe

Istria County is situated on the western part of the Croatia country is the largest county of the Istrian peninsula covering a total area of 1,090 square miles (2,820 square kilometers). Largest populated city in the county is Pula followed by Porec, Rovinj, Pazin, Labin, Novigrad, Umag, Buzet, Buje and Vodnjan and there are 31 municipalities in the county and economy of the county is based on shipbuilding, farming, fishing and production of construction materials.

Istria County is situated at the distance of 230 kilometers from Zagreb, capital of Croatia and coordinates of Istria are 45.2392° N, 13.9386° E.


Must See in Istria:

Church of St. Peregrine:

St. Peregrine Church is positioned just 15 minutes drive from Umag town is the oldest church constructed by public of Umag during the Diocletian era is one of the must visit churches in the town.


Euphrasius Basilica:

Euphrasius Basilica is cited in the middle of the Porec is a Episcopal building close to the bell tower and a baptistery and a sacristy are one of  the most excellent illustrations of premature Byzantine art in Porec and the monument is listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Amphitheatre is one of the largest and best preserved amphitheatres in the world and was constructed during the Roman rule in the 1st century and locally known as Arena and summer film festival is still organized today in the amphitheatre situated in Pula city.


Rovinj Aquarium:

Rovinj Aquarium is placed in the heart of the Rovinj is a 100 year old organization situated in Ruder Boskovic Institute Center for Maritime Research and has a collections of local marine life and fauna from Adriatic Seabed.


Other Places to Visit in and around Istria:

  • Arch of the Sergii
  • Porta Gemina
  • Church of St. Francis
  • Pentagonal Tower
  • Romanesque House
  • Dante Gallery
  • Old town of Umag
  • Saint Euphemia Cathedral
  • Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Brijuni Islands
  • Rovinj Heritage Museum
  • Zlatni Rt Forest Park
  • Rovinj Town Museum
  • Lighthouse in Savudrija
  • Augustan Forum
  • Temple of Roma
  • Roman Theatres
  • Byzantine chapel of St. Mary Formosa
  • Porec Heritage
  • Rovinj Aquarium
  • Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Saint Euphemia Cathedral


Climate in Istria:

Istria County experiences humid subtropical climate with mild summer and cool winter and best time to visit Istria is from May to September.


Reaching Istria:

Pula Airport is the only airport in the Istria County situated in Pula city handles domestic and international flights to Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, Belfast, Manchester and East Midlands Airports. Sea route is the best way to reach Istria county from other parts of the country along the coast and major port in the county are Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula and Rabac and Pula and Rabac ports operates international ferries to Italy city Venice. Railway line is connected to Pula, Zminj and Pazin in the county receives trains from different parts of the country. Istria is well connected through Croatia highway and European highways from different parts of the country and from neighboring countries as well and direct buses are available from all the major cities in the country.


Accommodation in Istria:

Istria County is surrounded by historical sites and beaches visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year and Istria County is accessible with several hotels, apartments, villas and resorts providing world class accommodation facilities along the coast and near the historical monuments and hotels in Istria provides all the world class facilities and hospitalities to the tourists. List of hotels in Istria is as follows:

  • Villa Castello Rausch
  • Villas Nika & Petra
  • Apartments Partizanska
  • Apartments City Centre
  • Studios Castropola
  • Apartments Kandlerova Street
  • Hotel Sol Aurora
  • Hotel Sol Garden Istra
  • Villa Armin
  • Rooms Residence Dream
  • Hotel Vila Lili Rovinj
  • Sol Stella Apartments

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