Get to know Istria through the typical architectural venetian buildings, churches, bell towers, its coast and beaches. With its inland, Istria makes an unavoidable tourist destination. The Istrian peninsula is located in the northern part of the Adriatic sea, between the gulf of Trieste and the gulf of Kvarner. There are three rivers flowing through Istria; Dragonja, Raša, and Mirna, and in the northern part is the mountain Učka.
1. National park Brijuni - 3 bigger and 12 smaller islands make the archipelago of Brijuni, located in the south-west coast of Istria. Brijuni are particular for their dense Mediterranean vegetation, safari park with inhabitated by rare animals and many archeological remains from the Roman, or more specifically the Byzantine, era.
2. The heritage of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy - A tour of the Austro-Hungarian civilan architecture and military fortifications, boat trip, tour of the military-religious facility.
3. Amphiteater in Pula - surely one of the most significant cultural and historical inheritance in Istria, from the Roman age. The amphiteater in Pula was built in the first century, from the time of the emperor Vespazijan, and by its size is the 6th in th World. During that time, the amphiteater was used as a theater for gladiator fights, whereas today it is used as stage for various cultural events, mostly concerts.
4. Agrotourism in Istria - The large offer of agrotourism in the inland of Istria is for those who wish to have a quiet vacancy, surrounded by the green of nature. There you can stay in the typical Istrian taverns, called konoba. In the area there is also the possibilty for hunting. The hosts will welcome you with Istrian ham and cheese, as well as good red wine, called Terran, or an excquisite white wine, called Malvazija. You may also accompany paesants during the grape harvest, or olive harvest, as well as during the pasture of animals.
5. Roads of olive oil and wine - Istria is known for olive growing and viticulture. Both olives and good wine are part of the Istrian gastronomy as well as the mediterranean diet. In fact, an old Istrian sayings goes Bread for the body, wine for the soul, representing the wine as a healthy part of living, love, and culture. The red soil and the vicinity of the sea insure a tasty and unmistakable wine. Extra virgin olive oil was being produced in the ancient Istria by small local grinders. Olive oil in Istria represents the symbol of good diet, and it is characteristic for its bitterish essence. There are many roads of olive oil and wine in Istria with purpose of exposing oil mills and cellars to the people.
6. 13th Festival of Dance and Non-verbal theatre 20nd - 23th July 2012 - In a very short time, the festival has established itself as one of the most interesting events in the region which attracts numerous dance artists, pedagogues, experts, critics and, best of all, a surprisingly numerous and faithful audience.
Blue Istria makes the eastern and western coast of Istria, comprised by a beautiful sea, beaches with amazing numerous bays, which brought to a development of tourism in Istria, and where most accommodation in Istria is located, such as hotels, apartments, private houses, residence, vacation villages, camping, bungalows,and others. Most structures offer sport amenities, a rich gastronomical offer, and a variety of other amusing contents.
Green Istria represents the inland of Istria, the area deep in the green of nature, and surrounded by the ancient of the cities and medieval villages. All these things have influenced the growth of rural tourism, where it is possible to have a quiet vacancy, such as being in one of the farmhouses and discovering the culture, customs, and typical foods of the Istrian inland. You can visit small cities and medieval villages located on the hilltops.