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Check our booking section to get started on your perfect vacation getaway. Book in advance and get your preferred time and destination, or book late with our last-minute deals. Our boats come in a variety of layouts, so it’s easy to find the perfect one for you, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced boater. Discover the best destination for you, choose a yacht you’d like to experience, check the availability in real-time. Find a holiday where you can combine days on the beach with many additional possibilities to spend active vacations, fun evenings and visits to some interesting nearby places.
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As the saying of the sailors goes, “It is good everywhere, but the Adriatic Sea is the best!” The peninsula of Istria has greatly contributed to spreading this saying, since its port cities make sailing routes possible that could get the dreams of any sailor become real. Besides that, the romantic little villages and the amazing coast sections further increase the peninsula’s attraction. You can find parts with hills and mountains, abandoned villages from the Middle Ages on pleasant tops of hills and green meadows.
Istria is a peninsula of the Adriatic Sea, which belongs to Croatia and it is the northern coast section of the country. Its area is 2,820 km2. Istria is bordered by the bay of Trieste to the west, the Kvarner Bay to the east and the Cicarija mountains and the Ucka mountains to the north.
The peninsula can be divided into two by geography: beaches and internal Istria. Arising from its location it is made up by rocky coast, popular beaches, hills, mountains, meadows and historic towns. Istria’s popularity and magic lie in this easily accessible variability.
The peninsula has coast sections with both small pebbles and sand, thus visitors will easily find the kind of swimming opportunity they prefer. The 5 most popular beaches:
It is referred to as the most beautiful beach in Croatia. It lies in a hidden bay for one kilometre. Visitors will find a very well-constructed coast section with sand. A further advantage is that its water is getting gradually deeper and the trees along the beach can give you a cool shadow.
It is basically a beach with small pebbles, but it also has some rocky parts and some with concrete. It is suitable for long sunbathing, scuba diving, various sports facilities, but also hosts festivals. Water quality is guaranteed by blue flag distinction.
If natural sights are just as important as going to the beach for you, your best advice is to visit this coast section. It is 2 km from the town, which makes it available on foot, by a small train or by boat. The beach is located between two peninsulas surrounded by pine forests, offering a fantastic view.
A very versatile coast section, where parts with sand, small pebbles, salt forest and shallow water follow each other. Among others, the town is famous for its tennis court. There is an exciting playground for kids close to the beach.
If you look for a naturalist beach, this is your choice. The beach section is five kilometres long with sandy sections, rocky parts for scuba diving and little bays. Another advantage is that it is accessible for the disabled.
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Besides, the beaches spend time to discover the towns of Istria, which offer great opportunities for you with many historic sights and a rich cultural life.
Rabac is one of the most popular tourist hubs of the peninsula. Young people love it for its music festivals, but besides the party atmosphere, it has also preserved its calmness.
The city of Pula has a history of 3,000 years, but it is also famous for its cultural heritage. Its most popular sight is the Amphitheatre, which is also a venue of concerts and sports events.
Rovinj is considered to be a picturesque town with its winding roads paved with setts. It can be a real romantic target. Lovers of sports shouldn’t miss.
The town offers more than 70 kinds of sports both on water and on the mainland. Further sights:
Istria, which is Croatia’s most northern located coastal area, has a special climate due to its position. Mainly along the southern and western coasts you have a mild Mediterranean climate with warm, but not hot summers and mild winters. If you travel into the heart of the peninsula, you’ll find continental climate there of course. Conditions are very pleasant for swimming and boating in the summer, because you can expect many sunny hours and supportive winds in the sparkling blue sea. Istria weather information
The peninsula of Istria is rich in sailing programs too. One of the most popular ones is channel Lim (Limski fjord). You can make even more boat trips in the bay of the channel. The other is Brijuni National Park, the group of islands of Istria. The area that has 14 islands offers an unforgettable experience with its special world of plants and animals and fabulous environment. The peninsula of Istria can be an ideal travel destination for you. It has many beautiful coast sections and the atmosphere of the region is reflected by wonderful towns. In Istria, you find historic sights, cultural programs, authentic tiny villages, national parks, boating opportunities, so actually everything that you may need for a perfect holiday.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Istria . Likewise, “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Istria shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Istria shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.