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Roofs of Rovinj
Roofs of Rovinj by Akk_Rus @flickr
Sea view. Rovinj
Sea view. Rovinj by Akk_Rus @flickr
Pola by Moto Itinerari @flickr
Sv. Nikola chapel
Sv. Nikola chapel by Zhaffsky @flickr
Rovinj Old Town
Rovinj Old Town by Sitomon @flickr
Summervacation in Porec
Summervacation in Porec by Dieter Karner @flickr
L'anfiteatro romano a Pola by Malex.Org @flickr
Porec in Istria, Croatia
Porec in Istria, Croatia by Heatheronhertravels @flickr
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Top sigths of Croatia

Beautiful nature, hundreds of small islands, dense forests and ancient castles – Croatia is a wonderful country perfect for vacation. The capital of the country, Zagreb, is a beautiful old city with numerous places of interest. The city was founded in the 13th century and many landmarks remind of those times, such as Stone Gate that is decorated with the image of Virgin Mary. There are also several churches and cathedrals in Zagreb. The most famous ones are St. Marcus Church and St. Stephan’s Cathedral built back in the 19th century. PMS-prostor manufakturne slobode is considered the most prestigious cultural centre of the city. It consists of several galleries and exhibition halls. Other sights of Zagreb include Dolac Market, Ban Jelačić Square, Tkalčićeva Street and Banski Dvori Palace. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Istria

Traditions and mentality of Istria

Fans of classical music are recommended to visit Porec in summer. Traditionally, during summer months Euphrasian Basilica is available to musicians. One of the most incendiary and noisy celebrations is held in Porec in July; it is a tango festival. It is attended by the best performers, so it would be interesting to everyone to visit the festival. Amazing workshops and shows are arranged for vacationers; everyone … Open

Travel guide to Istria

Undoubtedly, the main entertainment of Istria is the exploration of nature and historical attraction. In the region, there are perfect conditions for active holidays. The enchanting city of Ravna Gora attracts fans of mountain climbing, hiking, and cycling. There are excellent cycle paths and a wide choice of sports grounds. It is also interesting to visit the resort in winter. There are wonderful places for skiing, … Open

Best beaches

Beach season in Istria starts in May and in some areas lasts until early October. There are lots of attractive resorts on the island and it won’t be a difficult task to find a suitable one. Rocky Pula beaches are popular among tourists preferring to rest in calm atmosphere. There's a number of modern hotel complexes, restaurants and various entertainment places along the shore, but that doesn’t spoil … Open

Advices for travellers

6. Another common souvenir is local wine. A lot of specialty shops can be found in Porec; prices are very attractive and quality of drinks is in no way inferior to its popular Italian rivals. 7. A slight disappointment is waiting for shoppers; even locals prefer to go for clothes and accessories to neighboring Italy. A selection of shops in Istria is very large, but it’s more profitable to go shopping to … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Delicious bread is baked with olives; they are added to literally all the salads. Locals use the finest olive oil to cook spicy pash cheese. The basis of local diet consists of bread, olives, cheese and salt – that’s the perfect breakfast. Many combinations of items may seem quite simple, but in Istria such a peasant breakfast is served even in luxurious restaurants. Fans of meat would be impressed by … Open

Attractions and active leisure

There are some great wineries in Istria; a visit there will make a holiday even more pleasant. Locals gladly welcome guests from other countries, get them acquainted with the winemaking tradition and offer to try the most popular varieties of drinks. Guests of Istria can try literally any entertainment from extreme gliding and usual beach volleyball to training on upscale tennis courts. Umag can be called the … Open

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