Located in the westernmost part of Croatia, bordering Slovenia and Italy, Istria is the largest peninsula in Croatia and is one of the best-developed regions in the country for tourism.
It is criss-crossed by wine and olive oil mercantile routes. With its scenery, diverse cultural events and entertainment programmes as well as a delightful gastronomy and wine it is an ideal destination for many visitors, especially enthusiasts of hilly areas and the blue sea. Multicultural and hospitable, Istria has lots to offer campers both on the beaches with the crystal clear and warm Adriatic Sea, and in its green hinterland. Along the coast, from Umag in the northwest to Pula in the far south and Rabac in the east, there are campsites run by major tourism companies, but also smaller, family-run sites that have two things in common: a great deal of investment in supplying the highest quality in service and equipment, and the prestigious awards of which many are justly proud. In Istria, you can be sure that you will find what you are looking for, whether you are keen to experience the new phenomenon of ‘glamping’, or are primarily looking for a pleasant stay in camping-resorts that offer you numerous facilities, or, perhaps to spend your holidays in quiet communion with nature. After spending your day sunbathing, swimming or taking part in a range of sporting activities that Istrian campsites offer, get to know the peninsula through cultural events that aim to evoke the history of the region. Sightseeing on the peninsula, walking in the fragrant shade of the woods, as well as the holiday activities in the campsites are all great additions to just lazing on the beach.
Do get to know the Istrian interior and enjoy the cobbled streets and beautiful facades of picturesque medieval towns. Many places have been restored and will impress you with their heritage dating back to the peak of the Venetian Republic, whilst other places, such as the former coal-mine at Labin, can boast of their unique industrial history which is re-energising their transformation into tourism venues.
The Evolving Inland
Enveloped by the transparent waters of the Adriatic, the peninsula of Istria will amaze you with spectacular natural scenery in
constant transformation over the course of the year.