South Istria

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A sunny holiday in the centre of culture and adventure

The towns of Pula, Medulin, Fažana, Vodnjan, Ližnjan, Marčana and Barban are situated at the very south of the Istrian peninsula, beside the Adriatic Sea. The blend of antique Roman, merchant Venetian and luxurious Austro-Hungarian culture, imbued in the cities, offers a unique experience in a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Experience all the charms of the area with the traditional culinary offer and diverse additional activities for your active holiday.

Numerous museums and churches revive the past of the Istrian south. The unmissable Roman amphitheatre in Pula is the best preserved monument of ancient architecture in Croatia, while art is also cherished in contemporary style through street art and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria in Pula.

Throughout the year, the rich offer of various activities make the south of Istria an ideal destination for an active holiday. You can use the recreational and sports activities, both at sea and on the land, according to your wishes, whether you are looking for a pleasant row along the coast, a relaxing game of golf on a grass course, an exploration of the archipelago on a sailing boat or picturesque cycling, fast karting and exciting surfing.

The Istrian hospitality and developed tourism is reflected in the high quality of hotels, apartments, camps, hostels and B&B, where you can find accommodation. Look for gourmet fish and other specialties of southern Istria in many restaurants and at the presentations of traditional cuisine, such as Gastro Spring of the Southern Istria, Fažana Delights & Delicacies and Days of Young Olive Oil in Vodnjan.

Enrich your holiday by visiting cultural events that will bring you closer to the spirit of the area, such as the International Art Colony, the shopping event Let’s Buy in Pula or the race Trka na Prstenac. The fans of musical and dramatic performances will particularly like the large number of concerts and theatrical plays that you can enjoy every day.

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