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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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Delta, RijekaThursday, 14.7.2016. - 28.2.2017.
The giants of Patagonia traveling dinosaur exibition in Rijeka

From 14 of july in Rijeka, Export-drvo warehouse on Delta is hosting the biggest, most authentic southern hemisphere dinosaur exibition.

Read More »Added: 04.08.2016 23:03
RijekaTuesday, 6.9.2016. - 13.9.2016.
Ri Gastro Squid week

Ri Gastro with partner restaurants from region of Rijeka and Opatija is inviting You to Squid week.

Read More »Added: 04.08.2016 23:36
RijekaFriday, 16.9.2016. - 17.9.2016.
Music festival Hartera 2016

Friday 16.09.2016 - Rock day - 30 kn entrance

Saturday 17.09.2016 - Electro day - 30 kn entrance

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Hotel Kvarner, OpatijaSunday, 18.9.2016. 20:30
Sound of the Island

Imperial College Symphony Orchestra is the College's flagship orchestra, performing to the very highest standard. ICSO is rightly regarded as one of the best university orchestras in the UK, becoming "University Orchestra of the Year" in 2008.

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Hotel Kvarner, OpatijaSaturday, 24.9.2016.
Viennese Ball

The culmination of Vienna Week is the gala Viennese Ball in the Crystal Hall of the Hotel Kvarner, where numerous tourists

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OpatijaSunday, 4.9.2016.
10th Učka's 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

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OpatijaMonday, 19.9.2016. - 24.9.2016.
Viennese Week in Opatija

Two of Europe's centres of culture and tourism, Vienna and Opatija, continue their long relationship based on a mutual historical, social and cultural heritage.

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Hotel Kvarner, OpatijaThursday, 22.9.2016. 20:30
PURPUR IN JEANS

PURPUR IN JEANS is a „classical“ tribute to all genres that have to bear comparison with the so-called serious music – a tribute to the high-quality popular music and other traditional pieces from all over Europe. A melange deriving from classically educated musicians and virtuous street musicians, which performs a programme that was arranged especially for purpur. Virtuous “world music” instrumented and interpreted in a totally new way! A unique „orchestral language“ – well beyond cross-over!

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Hotel Kvarner, OpatijaWednesday, 12.10.2016. 20:30
BARTOLOMEY BITTMANN Neubau

The respect for the sound of their instruments, as well as a shared passion for creating new sounds, brings two musicians together. The cellist Matthias Bartolomey and the violinist and mandola player Klemens Bittmann are leading their instruments out of their deeply rooted classical tradition to new musical pathways. With the spontaneity and improvisation of Jazz, their music includes heavy groove and rock elements as well as intimate ballads and fast uptempo compositions.
“It is rare to hear stringplayers with such devotion to the groove. BartolomeyBittmann are easily getting to the very heart of this musical virtue that one does not usually associate with classical instruments: Unrestrained joy and radical rhythms.”

Read More »Added: 19.08.2016 00:14

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Did You Know?
ISTRIA HAS HE WORLD'S LARGEST TRUFFLE

Istria has he World's largest truffleGiancarlo Zigante found the record-breaking truffle with the help of his dog Diana near the village Livade on November 2nd 1999. This white truffle weighed exactly 1,310 kg. The Zigante family decided not to sell this truffle, which was named Millennium, but to prepare a dinner for 100 guests with it as a main dish with a goal to promote truffles and the Istrian region. To convince all future guests of the size of the "big white truffle", Mr. Zigante had the famous truffle cast in bronze. The unique bronze replica of the world's largest truffle is on exhibit in the store.

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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