As you get to know Istria you will notice more and more enchanting details: church facades and portals, tiny village alleyways with their specific architectural touches, the babble of a stream, the blossoming cherries.
Welcome to Istria, central Europe`s closest Mediterranean.
This miniature heart-shaped world and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea lies on the 45th parallel emphasizing its idyllic geographical position with perfectly arranged seasons - lush greenery springs, colorful autumns, pleasant summers and mild winters .
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Cities & Towns
Istria is also a land of cities. The ancient settlements of Pula...
...Rovinj, Poreč, Umag, Labin, Pazin, Medulin, Grožnjan, Novigrad, Buzet and many others are places of pilgrimage for beauty lovers. These towns are usually situated on top of hills and surrounded by walls and towers. The alleyways of the old towns preserve the spirit of the Middle Ages.
Weather & Climate
Istria is characterised by a special form of the Mediterranean climate...
...in consequence of the Istrian geographical latitude. In summer, the wind "maestral" from NW blows softly, while the wind "bura" from NE blows in winter decreasing the temperature. Istria attracts the tourists from all the world with its natural characteristics, its rich cultural heritage, its beauty and tradition. On the Istrian coast the sun shine more than 2400 hours per year.
Nature & Sea
White, gray and red, Istria is a land whose diversity...
...is almost unique in the Mediterranean. This heart-shaped piece of land deeply immersed into the blue waters of the Adriatic, is a secluded garden of nature and extraordinary beauty.
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Culture & History
Situated close to Western European civilization...
...on the one hand, and on the edge of different cultural challenges on the other hand, Istria hass a notable history, listed on the crossroads of three great European cultures - Slavic, Germanic and Romanic.