SummerIsHere Representative offices United States & Canada Press Newsletter 2011 National Geographic places Istria among the best destinations  

National Geographic places Istria among the best destinations

National Geographic places Istria among the best destinations
The magazine National Geographic has recently recommended Istria as one of the ten most attractive tourist destinations in the world, for a summer holiday in 2011. More than 40 beaches on the 500 km long Istrian coast, deserved a Blue flag for the quality of the sea and preserved surroundings, guaranteeing that the sea is supremely clean and the beaches are governed by the principles of environment preservation, states National Geographic in a special section on their website. The readers are directed to the west and south of the Istrian peninsula, where they will find crystal blue sea and bays with sandy and white pebble beaches, surrounded by fresh pine forests. Especially singled out in the south of Istria is the Medulin Riviera which offers around 70 km of coast to be discovered, a close by medieval town on the hills and old ruins worth exploring. Cape Kamenjak is presented as a special attraction – a natural reserve on the edge of the world, with 20 m cliffs, hidden bays and natural stone that can serve as a great place for sunbathing. In the short section, National Geographic recommends a visit to Pula and its Arena, which they call an unbelievably well preserved amphitheatre, which hosts numerous summer concerts and events, among which the July film festival stands out the most.

The article states the fact that Istria has been a favourite summer resort ever since the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Editors of National Geogrphic Traveler, one of the magazines under the National Geographic umbrella that is published in numerous countries around the world, have put Istria side by side with the Argentinian Patagonia, American islands San Juan, Minneapolis, the national park Glacier Bay on Alaska, the Muskok Cottage county in Canada, Cardiff in Wales and the Stockholm archipelago, Portuguese Azora and the Honduras Roatan.

The Tourist Board of the Istria County

National Geographic

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.

More about cookies can be found here:

HTTP cookie