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Lush and green with olive groves and towns perched on hill tops is not only a feast of the eyes, it is a festival for the senses featuring sophisticated cuisine, quality wine, local truffles, cheese and olive specialties elegantly presented in Istria venues. Being an established tourism area of Croatia, Istria is a peninsula region that needs no special introduction, now getting even more prominent as an incentive and group destination. Unique and magnificent, with the Adriatic Sea sprinkling its jagged coastline with lagoons and islands, its inland hills and mountains revealing its thousand years of history and culture, Istria offers the National Park Brijuni, cities like Pula and Rovinj, Poreč and small picturesque towns like Grožnjan, Motovun and many others.
Pula is the largest city in Istria and probably the best known for its 2000 years old amphitheater, well preserved and used for many cultural and private events. Being the cultural and the economic center, Pula constantly attracts visitors with its historical sites like the Temple of Augustus, the Golden Gate (Porta aurea), the Triumphal Arch of the Sergii; its natural beauties, exquisite accommodation, beautiful venues as well as numerous meeting and incentive opportunities. The port of Pula is one of the most important ports of Istria, connecting the peninsula with other Croatian ports and several Italian cities. Pula is the most stunning town of this region and definitely a place to visit.
Rovinj, the seaside city of romance and art, is one of the most charming towns in the Mediterranean. Being a part of the Venetian Republic for over 500 years, the Old Town is perched on an elevated peninsula, surrounded by Venetian terracotta-roofed houses and crowned by the Church of St. Euphemy from the 18th century, whose bell tower dominates the Rovinj silhouette. The cramped area of the former island dictated the appearance of the town that is characterized by high houses, narrow paved streets and small squares. Poreč, being almost 2000 years old, is famous for its Euphrasian Basilica from 6th century. The town lies on a small peninsula, protected by the island of St. Nicola. Two thousand years ago, Roman soldiers built their fortified colony of Parentium here. They built “villae rustice” here where they enjoyed in divine life styles, the sea, sun, wine, olives, and good food. Today, thousands of tourists come to Poreč to enjoy in its Divine Life, Blue and Green Lagoons, pure nature, clean and warm sea. Poreč has grown throughout centuries and its churches, medieval walls, round towers; Gothic and Baroque houses still talk the stories of the past.
Istria countryside offers peace and tranquility with its natural canyons, sheer rocks and mountain trails, small towns on hilltops, large number of agro tourism points and attractions for nature lovers.
The Brijuni Islands, today protected as a national park, have always been a paradise for the distinguished guests. The proof for this can be perceived in the remains of the Roman patrician villas as well as in the luxurious residence of the more contemporary hedonist, former president Tito.
Transfer to the main island is possible by ferry or by an exclusive boat, sightseeing tours operated with a miniature train, interesting visits to the archeological sites, to the remains of the Ancient villa and a Byzantine castle, safari park, natural-history collection…etc. Brijuni are also well known for its 18 holes golf course attracting golfers from all around the world.
With its enchanted geographical details and great accommodation facilities, Istria is a strong new frontier.