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Croatian National Tourist Board
Association of Croatian Travel Agencies
Istria Tourist Board
Istrian Quality
Region of Istria

Welcome to the magical Istria!

Istra ( Istria ), the largest Croatian peninsula, is like an island full of treasures waiting to be discovered. Its rocky coast reaches from the Kvarner Bay on the east to the Trieste Bay in the west and Istria's enchanted state of the Mediterranean spirit lures travelers and tourists with its hospitality. There are many suppositions about the origin of the name of Istria but most likely originates from the Illyrian tribe called Histri that used to live in these areas before the Roman conquest.

Istra ( Istria ) is on the 45th parallel, precisely halfway from the North Pole to the equator.
Life here is lived in two ways, in two climate with average insolation of 2400 hours a year, providing the mild Mediterranean climate. Plava Istra ( Blue Istria ) is an area along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, and Zelena Istra ( Green Istria ) is an interior - complementing each other harmoniously.
Administrative center is Pazin with population of 9 000 but the economic center and the largest Istrian town is Pula with 60 000 inhabitants.

Old Romans had a good reason to call Istra ( Istria ) the king's larder but there is more…

UPCOMING EVENTS
OpatijaSaturday, 11.4.2015. - 12.4.2015.
Coffee Festival

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UčkaSunday, 6.9.2015.
9th Učka Fair

Every year, more than 10,000 visitors come to the Poklon Pass on Mount Učka, to choose from the wide range of traditional products offered by local producers, and to enjoy a rich culinary and entertainments programme, designed to present the traditional way of life on this mountain and in the surrounding area. The fair brings together small family farms from the villages on and around Učka, and various cultural associations whose goal is to preserve the rich cultural heritage of this area. Particularly interesting for both children and their parents is the animal pen with indigenous breeds from Istria and Kvarner.

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Did You Know?
JOSEF RESSEL

Josef ResselLogo of Motovun Film Festival - The Propeller, is the invention of Joseph Ressel, who lived in Motovun as manager of state forests in Istria, and there he wrote "The plan for the re-forestation of municipal land in Istria" (1842.). Ressel got the patent for marine propeller in 1827., and the first boat with his invention was launched in 1839. Only after his death world recognised him as the first inventor of ship's propeller. Josef Ressel's invention became a logo of MFF and immediately won the Grand Prix FESTO'99 and worldwide popularity. The lower square in Motovun is named after him.

Istra (Istria) - Town Fairs

Istra (Istria) - Town FairsIstra (Istria) has a centuries-old tradition of trade fairs which Istrian towns keep alive. Fairs are places where people trade, meet, communicate, have fun as always…

Bale, Barban – 2nd Saturday
Buzet – 1st Friday and 3rd Thursday
Labin – 3rd Wednsday
Motovun – 3rd Monday
Pazin – 1st Tuesday
Svetvinčenat – 3rd Saturday
Višnjan - 1st Thursday
Vodnjan – 1st Saturday
Žminj - 2nd Wednesday and St. Bartol's Fair – last Saturday in August
Pula – every Saturday in Ciscutti St. the fair of antiquities, numismatics and collectibles
Tel:+385 51 272 222
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