Istria has had a long tradition and culture that has left behind many preserved archaeological, cultural and historical monuments of various ethnic groups and from different eras, some of which are under UNESCO’s patronage. The Roman Arena in Pula, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, the old town of Rovinj or the Islands of Brijuni are only a small part of rich Istrian heritage….
There are vineyards, fields, olive groves, medieval forts, castles and towns and villages that intertwine with the traditional architecture that perfectly fits into its beautiful natural surroundings.
Istria is famous for its cuisine, rich with traditional flavours reflecting the historical, geographic and climatic characteristics of the peninsula. The interior of Istria hides many taverns and wine cellars, where you can experience the authentic atmosphere and taste traditional local dishes paired with local wines such as Malvasia, Teran and Refošk or famous dessert wine - Muscat.
Olives have been grown in Istria from the times of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Istrian olive oils are considered to be some of the best in the world, and they can be tasted in numerous oil mills and taverns across the peninsula.
The climate is mild, Mediterranean, with warm and dry summers and mild and pleasant winters. There is an average of 2.338 hours of sunshine a year and 10 hours of sunshine a day during the summer. The average air temperature during the coldest part of the year is 6°C and up to 30°C in the summer months.
The lowest sea temperatures are recorded in March, and the highest in August, reaching up to 25°C.
Most beaches in Istria are rocky or pebble beaches, with sandy parts and lush Mediterranean vegetation all the way to the sea.