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  Welcome to Istria, central Europe’s closest Mediterranean. This miniature heart-shaped world and the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea lies on the 45th parallel emphasizing its idyllic geographical position with perfectly arranged seasons - lush greenery springs, colorful autumns, pleasant summers and mild winters ...

  Istria, with a mix of dreamy destinations it is impossible to describe Istria in just one sentence. Comparisons are inevitably drawn between Istria and Tuscany and, as recently as 1945, Istria was ruled by Italian masters - as a result, many Istrians speak the language fluently.



  Yet Italy is just one part of the historical fabric here, and few places in Europe can boast such a wide range of influences within such a small region.Traces of Roman architecture rub shoulders with the Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque.

  Slavs,Venetians, ancient Greeks and the Austro-Hungarians have all left their imprint in the fertile soil. The Venetians maintained a presence on the coast for the best part of 500 years and homes here are painted in elegant time-worn shades of ochre, umber and terracotta.



   Rovinj is an immensely picturesque and atmospheric scramble of Venetian stone houses, narrow stone-flagged alleyways and hidden courtyards, all perched on an egg-shaped peninsula.

  Myth maintains that the Argonauts founded Pula on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula at the end of their voyage, but the Roman influence is certain with the town boasting well-preserved walls, arches, mosaics and an almost intact amphitheatre. The green interior boasts a handful of delightful, medieval hilltop towns.




Location: The westernmost county of the Republic of Croatia.The largest peninsula of the Adriatic

Area: 2.820 km2 (triangle Dragonja, Kamenjak, Učka)

Population: 206,344

Language: Croatian

Coast Length:  445 km (well-indented coast is twice as long as the road one)
The western coast of Istria is 242,5 km long, with island 327,5 km.
The eastern coast of Istria is 202 km long with the pertaining islets 212 km.

Sea: The lowest sea temperature is in March ranging from 9,3°C up to 11,1°C.
The highest sea temperature is in August when it reaches 23,3°C and 24,1°C.

Rivers: Mirna, Dragonja and Raša

Vegetation: Istria is the largest green oasis of the North Adriatic. The coast and the islands are covered with pine woods and easily recognizable green macchia. The main specimens of macchia are holm oak and strawberry trees. 35% of Istria is covered with forests.

Administrative centre: Pazin

Economic centre: Pula

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