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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…

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PAZIN GYMNASIUM CROWN

Pazin Gymnasium CrownOn the occasion of 110th anniversary of the Gymnasium and vocational school Juraj Dobrila Pazin, on 17th October 2009, the famous photographer Sime Strikoman made the Millennium photo titled "Pazin gymnasium crown”. About 800 professors and graduates who were educated there since 1950 until 2004 posed in front of the school. They formed the shape of the crown because the school was established as the Imperial and Royal public secondary school in Pazin, and the form is taken from the stone crest of family Auersperg and Herberstain, carved on the Pazin castle. Strikoman made its 181st Millennium picture from a height of 25 meters, with the cranes of Usluga ltd. Poreč.

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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