Istria

Once the chief naval base of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city of Pula is a proven combination of a commercial port and emerging riviera town. Founded by the Romans in 177BC, a stunning and impressive amphitheatre similar Rome’s Colosseum was built and still remains as the city’s biggest attraction. The city offers a selection of medieval sights making it a popular destination on the Istrian peninsula.

Istria At A Glance

How to get there: Take a flight to Pula airport, flight time is 2hours 22 mins

Population of Istria: 57,460

What to See in Istria: Roman Amphitheatre in Pula, St Euphemia’s Church in Rovinj, St Euphemia’s Church in Pula

Towns or islands to visit near Istria: Daytrip to Venice, Mali Losinj, Opatijia

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Trips to Istria

Things to do in Istria

  • Visit Pula's anfi theatre from the Roman empire

    Once the chief naval base of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city of Pula is a proven combination of a commercial port and emerging riviera town. Founded by the Romans in 177BC, a stunning and impressive amphitheatre similar Rome’s Colosseum was built and still remains as the city’s biggest attraction. The city offers a selection of medieval sights making it a popular destination on the Istrian peninsula.

  • Discover the beautiful town of Rovinj

    The Old Town of Rovinj with sea-fronted, colorful facades, was once an island. When the town was under Venetian rule in 1763, the island was connected to the mainland. The city had seven gates, three of which have been preserved to this day. The largest monument in the city, the Church of St. Euphemia, is a Venetian Baroque building open to visitors.

  • Adventure to hill top villages

    Escape the busy town and experience the authentic and idyllic hill top villages. With beautiful views of Istra, they truly are unspoiled. Groznjan, Zavrsje, Oprtalj to name a few but the most picturesque is Motovun. Located on a 280 meter hill above the Mirna River, this town and the surrounding area is famous for the black and white truffles you can find in the nearby forests. Motovun film festival also takes place here every summer.

Restaurants in Istria

  • Restaurant Molo

    Fresh local produce serve in a modern setting right on the harbour. Black pasta, excellent chips and delicate puddings are our highlights.

  • Restaurant Ruzmarin

    “Ruzmarin” is the Croatian word for “rosemary”. This cool restaurant with its exposed brick features is so named because rosemary is the ancient symbol of friendship and love. Ask the experienced staff for recommendations from the sizeable menu of Croatian meat, fish and vegetable specialities.

Hotels in Istria