SummerIsHere Representative offices UK & Ireland Istria – The second most beautiful European tourist region  

Istria – The second most beautiful European tourist region

Istria – The second most beautiful European tourist region
The editorial staff of the German edition of Diners Club Magazine awarded Istria a high second place in its traditional Diners Club Magazine Award competition, in the category of "the most beautiful tourist regions of Europe". Istria competed with 16 other finalists, among which were well known destinations such as Cote d'Azur, Tuscany and Andalusia.

The editorial staff of the magazine nominates the candidates in each category while the final decision for the winner is left to the readers who may vote for their favorites in writing or on the website of the magazine. More than 70 000 readers responded to the last vote and chose South Tyrol as the most beautiful tourist region in Europe. Other finalists, with Istria among them, were awarded silver acknowledgements.

This is yet another recognition for the largest Croatian peninsula, which has recently been placed in the high second place by The Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide, in the selection of the world`s ten most desirable regions. Egyptian Sinai is the only one which came in front of Istria.

The Tourist Board of the Istrian County

Cookie policy


In order to provide you the best experience of our site, and to make the site work properly, this site saves on your computer a small amount of information (cookies). By using the site, you agree to the use of cookies. By blocking cookies, you can still browse the site, but some of its functionality will not be available to you.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is information stored on your computer by the website you visit. Cookies allow the website to display information that is tailored to your needs. They usually store your settings and preferences for the website, such as preferred language, e-mail address or password. Later, when you re-open the same website, the browser sends back cookies that belong to this site.


Also, they make it possible for us to measure the number of visitors and sources of traffic on our website, and as a result, we are able to improve the performance of our site.


All the information collected by the cookies, is accumulated and stays anonymous. This information allows us to monitor the effectiveness of the websites and is not shared with any other parties.


All this information can be saved only if you enable it - websites cannot get access to the information that you have not given them, and they cannot access other data on your computer.


Disabling cookies

By turning off cookies, you decide whether you want to allow the storage of cookies on your computer. Cookies settings can be controlled and configurated in your web browser. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functionality on our website.


Opting out

By default, the browsing experience of website visitors is tracked by Google Analytics in order to produce anonymised statistics. You may choose not to be tracked (opt-out). If you change your mind, you can choose to be tracked again (opt-in).

Do not track preferences

Do not track is a function that allows visitors to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. Do not track options are available in a number of browsers including:



Internet Explorer





•  If you enable do not track in your web browser, Google Analytics will respect your choice;

•  If you have enabled the do not track function, you will not be tracked. This is in addition to you opting-out of the aggregation and analysis of data for our website statistics;

•  If you have not enabled the do not track option but you choose to opt-out, the cookie ‘piwik_ignore’ will be stored in your browser. All visitors with a piwik_ignore cookie will not be tracked by Google Analytics;

•  If you have disabled all cookies from your browser, we will still collect some general data about your browsing (e.g. a record of a visitor to our website) but they will be less accurate and your visit will not be tracked (Piwik cookies are not used).


More about cookies can be found here:

Cookies -