Istria is a peninsula facing the Adriatic Sea, located on the north coast of Croatia, on the border with Italy and Slovenia. Istria is distinguished by its beaches, cities, and splendid green valleys, home to numerous vineyards alongside picturesque mountain villages.
Istria’s many beautiful beaches make Croatia’s northernmost peninsula one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. On the peninsula’s long coastline, there are countless beautiful bays that attract visitors from all over the world.
Istria is a haven for anyone interested in art and history. Several cities in Istria were also part of the Roman Empire 2000 years ago. You can still find many Roman ruins in it. They are best preserved in the port city of Pula, where you can find theatres, triumphal arches, Roman theatres, city villas, mosaics, temples, and more. The medieval towns here are very well preserved. These towns have Mediterranean architecture but also have plenty of bars and restaurants where you can try local cuisine.
As you drive around the Croatian Istria peninsula, you can see small traditional houses made of white stone – kažun. Built by the dry stone method, they are one of the symbols of Istria today. They were used mainly by shepherds as shelters from bad weather and are part of the cultural heritage of Istria today.
Cuisine in the Istria peninsula is famous for seafood, grilled fish, and pasta dishes. The Istria region is also home to some of Europe’s favorite Croatian wines such as Malvasia, white wine, and Teran.
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