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Croatian National Tourist Board
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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
Friday, 13.5.2016. - 31.10.2016.
Opatija Riviera Activities - Things To Do

For best things to do in Croatia, activities, adventure tours, activities for kids and much more visit our partner Kacamarin.com.

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Opatija Fight Night

This past fall, full gym, "Marino Cvetkovic" in Opatija enjoyed in Opatija Fight Night, and this year is scheduled for a summer event that will take place on 30.07. on the square in front of the sports hall, for which there is no doubt it will also be filled to capacity.

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The Open Air Summer Stage, OpatijaMonday, 1.8.2016. - 6.8.2016.
Solo Positivo Film festival

In this year as well, Solo Positivo Film Festival brings to Opatija six days of films and music with numerous events with and around the festival itself.

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Hotel Milenij, OpatijaThursday, 4.8.2016.
'Cinema & Musica' Nino Rota Ensemble

For the first time in Opatija - Nino Riota Ensemble - Italian quartet concert at Hotel Milenij open terace. Entrance is free

Table reservation +385 51 202 000

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Armando d'Estate 06.08 Colloseum Opatija

Armando d'Estate Austrian/Ibiza DJ traditionaly comes to Opatija, Colloseum for incredible night of music and dance. His guests DJ Alex Ivanov , Lemi and Red promotion models. First 10 lucky guests will get CD of Armandos best mixes.

On sixt of August head to Colloseum and dance all nigt

Free entrance all night

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Concert: Jacques Houdek & Guests

Performing for the first time on the big stage of the Opatija Open Air Theatre, Croatian 'The Voice', Mr. Voice, Jacques Houdek - an artist of the world class format who has had precisely his voice branded as his strongest musical asset in the course of his rich, fifteen years long career.

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School R.K. Jeretov, OpatijaFriday, 19.8.2016. - 21.8.2016.
Science Fiction festival Liburnicon

Science Fiction festival Liburnicon is attracting more than 2000 SF fans and visitors. This year is held at Opatija elementary school R.K. Jeretov from 19th to 21st august. Headline of this years festival are fallout or post apocalipse themes

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The Open Air Summer Stage, OpatijaTuesday, 23.8.2016. - 27.8.2016.
Liburnija Film Festival

Liburnia Film Festival (LFF) is the first documentary film festival in Croatia and the only festival screening only the latest in Croatian documentaries. It takes place in open air in late August. This year LFF will be held, for the 14th time, from August 22 to August 26 2016 at The Open Air Theatre in Opatija. LFF is organized by Association Liburnia Film Festival from Rijeka, in cooperation with Restart from Zagreb, and in partnership with Filmaktiv and Festivals Opatija. In 2014, Institute of documentary film (IDF) from Prague and Balkan Documentary Centre also became partners of the festival.

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Le Mandrac, VoloskoSaturday, 27.8.2016. - 28.8.2016.
 The Mandrać international painting competition

For the last few decades, the Mandrać international painting competition has been presenting the most valuable aspect of the art – the act of creation, which takes place directly in front of visitors and fellow artists. This is an "ex tempore" painting competition where artworks are created "on the spot" and which every year attracts numerous artists and art lovers to Volosko. The event lasts for two days: the first day is dedicated to children up to the age of 14, and the second day to their older colleagues in amateur and professional categories. The best works win valuable awards, and the event ends with a concert in the small harbour of Volosko.

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IkaFriday, 5.8.2016. - 6.8.2016.
Wine and watterspring

Association of Ika's Boatmen presents wine tasting and new wine immersion into sea. Join us in Ika friday 05. august from 14:00 pm.

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CROATIAN JURASSIC PARK

Croatian Jurassic ParkThe first Croatian Jurassic Park is in Funtana, a small place near Vrsar in Istria. The park features eight dinosaurs that are 16 to 24 meters long and three smaller ones for children to ride on. This is the second such a park in Europe and it is opened all year.

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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