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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
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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The Open Air Summer Stage, OpatijaFriday, 1.7.2016. - 3.7.2016.
Liburnia Jazz Festival 2016.

For many years now, the Liburnia Jazz Festival has been a reference for Croatian and international jazz lovers. On the first weekend in July, it presents established jazz musicians, world-famous artists or promising young musicians whose talent has not yet been internationally discovered. During the festival, jazz music can be heard all over the town, from various terraces and even from the sea, more precisely from the popular "Jazz Boat" that sails along the coast. The highlight of every festival day is the concert by a famous jazz star in Opatija's Open Air Theatre.

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IčićiFriday, 24.6.2016. - 26.6.2016.
MEVZA Challenge Ičići 2016

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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
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