Istria is a perfect mix of continental Croatia and the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula has a beautiful seaside with rocky beaches and clean sea. There are many secluded beaches and places to go if you want a more romantic, private atmosphere. The valleys and rolling hills fill the interior of Istria. This is where all the top-rated olive oils, prime white truffles and award-winning wines come from. Istria was a part of the Roman empire, which guarantees a rich historic background accompanied with beautiful architecture and monuments. It’s the perfect location for your tennis holiday.
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A small, charming town with narrow cobbled streets, striking many visitors as being very Italianate in nature. It is famous for the St Euphemia Cathedral, the highest church tower in Istria at 61 meters high. Rovinj was originally an island, but 250 years ago the narrow channel which separated it from the mainland was filled in. It is one of our favorite destinations on the Croatian Adriatic, as it’s so delightfully pretty, and also lively with its numerous cafes and restaurants, galleries and an active fishing port – in the mornings you can watch the fishermen come in as you have your breakfast.
Architectural and historical heaven, Pula holds most of the preserved Roman monuments and buildings in Istria. Its most famous attraction, the well preserved Roman amphitheater, is one of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia.
The Brijuni islands are a collection of fourteen islands and islets in Istria off the northern part of the Croatian coast. All of the islands together comprise one of Croatia’s eight wonderful national parks. There are numerous archaeological sites with Roman remains on the Brijuni Islands. In those times Brijuni belonged to only one owner whose economic basis was the commercial production of salt and building stone at the local quarry.