Visit the area
Visit the wonderful peninsula of Istria and the surrounding area nearby your favourite camping place.
Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbour, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. Visit Islands Brioni-national park, is the most interesting, the largest and the most indented group of islands along the coast of western Istria.
When in Pula make sure you do not miss the Colosseum (Arena). With a capacity of 20,000 people, the Arena of Pula is the 6th largest coliseum in the world and definitely a must-visit while in the city! It is also the only remaining (and the best-preserved!) Roman amphitheatre to have a four-sided tower. Now, the Arena hosts concerts and festivals frequently. Pula has also a lot of attractions to visit: Temple of Augustus, Arch of the Sergii, Archeology Museum and other important monuments and things to see and explore.
One of the most photogenic towns in the Mediterranean, once a fishing town, today is a tourist resort. At a distance of some 40 kilometres from Pula, Rovinj-Rovigno has long been known as the town with favourable and beneficial climatic features. So, today its people are still proud of this long tradition and fight for the title of healthy town... The rest is nature’s work. The entire coastline, with its twenty-two islands is an area of protected natural heritage.
Groznjan is a charming town with a medieval feeling, known as a village of artists. The best thing to do in the city is to walk around and admire the narrow cobblestone streets, visit some artists\’ studios and just enjoy the view while indulging in some local cuisine. The town hosts many art galleries where you can admire local paintings, sculptures and more.
If you visit it during July or August, you will be able to enjoy seeing plenty of musicians playing in the streets. During that time, the town starts to fill with people, and you will hear everything from jazz to classical music! In July there is also a music festival taking place called Jazz is Back. In addition to being an artistic destination, Groznjan is great for outdoor activities as well! How about some cycling in Croatia? You can do a 3-hour descent by bike through a picturesque landscape filled with bridges!
Although this can sound a bit extreme, it is not difficult at all – you just get to enjoy the fantastic views and have fun!
Motovun is also one of those gorgeous, well-preserved Istria towns, located on the very top of a mountain, at the end of a stairway made of 1,052 steps! If you have ever been to Tuscany, you will find the landscape to be similar.
The city has some very well-preserved monuments such as the Bell Tower that dates from the 13th century and the church that still beautifully stands from the 17th century. Its walls offer the view of the river Mirna valley and Motovun Forest as the best-known habitat for white and black truffle, picturesque inland towns, all the way to the Adriatic Sea and the Alps. Any visitor to Istria must come and see the authentic scenery of the walls, In Istrian inland ,at the top of the hill dominating over the valley with their shape of a ring protecting the old town.
Motovun is an ideal place for the ones who like adrenalin sports, such as paragliding and mountain-biking. The route of Parenzana symbolizes one of the most attractive mountain-bike tracks.
Poreč is a popular summer resort on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia. In the historic old town, the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica complex is famous for its gem-studded Byzantine mosaics. The coastline north and south of town draws visitors with camping areas, marinas and beaches with water sports. Some 6 km inland, the Baredine Cave is notable for its stalactite formations.