Top tourist attractions in Istria
The wonderful Istria truly gives you as many choices as you can imagine when it comes to attractions and sightseeing. Either you want to enjoy swimming and sunbathing along its gorgeous coast or you’re keen to try its exclusive culinary masterpieces, it is only a matter of how much time you have once you lay your foot on this beautiful Adriatic heaven. Now, you may ask yourself „What are the top tourist attractions here?“ and receive various answers, but our experience has shown that some attractions hold high places for years and years in the holiday itineraries of tourists from around the world so it would be a shame not to name a few! Pula is definitely still the main attraction in Istria with monumental sights such as the Amphitheatre or Arena. Rovinj/Rovigno is the cutest little town you’d think was invented on Pinterest or any similar mood board. Small colorful houses, magical coast, local coffee shops and souvenir shops and, of course, amazingly friendly locals will give you hope that little Imaginationlands still exist somewhere over the rainbow, right?
Enthusiasts of gastronomy here are some activities for you too! Istria is known for excellent wines and some of the finest vineyards you’ll come across in Europe, so why don’t you take a ride through all those vineyards and take a sip of Istria’s finest wines? In case you want to read more about Croatian vineyard, take a look here. After the wine tasting, it’s good to take a good bite, and when in the land in truffles, why don’t take a chance and hunt some of them yourself? There is an amazing truffle hunting tour where you can have the ultimate truffle hunting and tasting experience. It would be a real shame not to try it since truffles are clearly a rare ingredient anywhere in the world.
The little town of Motovun is maybe hidden from the coast, but not from the hearts and memories of all the tourists that have visited Motovun and keep getting back. While you might think what kind of magic can a little pace on the top of the hill hide, trust us, the view is not the only thing you’ll take home from there. Why? Find out yourself, you most definitely won’t be disappointed!
Istria is a place that allows you to have an adventurous time or pure hedonism- and enjoy both sides of your vacation equally. So is there really a reason not to visit Istria? Definitely not!