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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
Thursday, 21.8.2014. - 30.9.2014.
Parenzana Train

Live a new experience through a unique ride on a tourist train along the route of historical Parenzana..

Apart from riding through Istrian landscape and visiting magnificent places of central Istria, you will be offered tastings of native dishes and beverages.

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Parenzana TrainPARENZANA TRAIN
Thursday, 21.8.2014. - 30.9.2014.

Did You Know?
FRESHWATER MUSSELS IN ISTRIA

Freshwater mussels in IstriaIn the river Pazinčica live freshwater mussels, together with river crabs as a sign that the water is clean, because they do not live in polluted waters. Most shells have been noticed near the Cerovljanske pools. They require a constant source of cool, clean water, and in Pazin've returned only recently to the delight of nature lovers.

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
Fax:+385 51 740 027
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