Istria Travel Guide
Plan Your Istria Vacation
The word conjures something magical as it rolls off the tongue: Istria. Beyond sounding poetic, however, the name of this region of Croatia is derived from the name of the Illyrian people who occupied the area well before the Romans first arrived in the 3rd century BC—namely, the Histrians, whose chief architectural legacy comprised numerous hilltop fortresses. In the northwest corner of Croatia bordering Slovenia, the triangular-shaped Istrian peninsula looks rather like a bunch of grapes—and, given its strong viticultural heritage, some might say this is not a coincidence.
In Istria, as in most other reaches of the Croatian coast, it's basically a question of whether to stay at the big,... read more
Food in Istria is more sophisticated and varied than in the rest of Croatia. Culinary tourism is one of the region's biggest... read more
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