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Incredible Istrian Riviera holidays 2020
Located on the north coast of Croatia, the Istrian Riviera is home to some stunning beaches and coastline, beautiful villages and unspoilt national parks. Whether you’re at home in natural landscapes, want to top up your tan on the beach or are looking to experience a new culture there’s something for you on holidays to the Istrian Riviera. The area has been owned by multiple different countries and rulers, meaning it’s rich in history and has a vibrant and varied culture. From elegant beach resorts like Opatija in the Kvarner Gulf to the buzzing atmosphere of Pula, there’s the perfect hotel and the perfect holiday waiting for you in 2020.
Istrian Riviera at a glance
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Fall in love with the beautiful medieval town of Rovinj, gently leaping into the Adriatic
Top attractions to visit
Discover an impressive mix of Gothic & Romanesque buildings in the hilltop town of Motovun, see Pula’s famous Roman ruins & The Euphrasius Basilica in Porec
Discover the best beaches
We love the serene, picturesque pebbly beaches and clear blue waters of Rabac’s beaches
Rest & relaxation
Soak up the sun with a long, relaxing (and utterly stunning!) stroll down the 12km Lungomare promenade
Sample the local food
Indulge in classic Istrian delicacies like truffles, mussels and oysters
Great national parks
We love Brijuni National Park with its two large and 12 smaller islands – time to explore as many as you can!
Top resorts in Istrian Riviera
Get out your Croatian phrase book and get ready for a truly unique holiday experience! Holidays to Porec are everything …from £127 pp
Rabac is a beautiful city in Croatia and is well known for its long stretches of beaches along the coastline. …from £176 pp
Rovinj is a small Croatian fishing village located on the Adriatic Sea. Its proximity to Italy means Rovinj is influenced …from £204 pp
Umag is a beautiful city located in Croatia. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and turquoise water, making it a …from £144 pp
Vrsar is an exquisitely beautiful and historic town on Croatia’s stunning Istrian Riviera. Now a vibrant resort, it’s famous for …from £185 pp
Novigrad in Istrian Riviera, Croatia …from £216 pp
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Things to do in Istrian Riviera
This area of Croatia is home to some of the country’s most stunning resorts. Pula is the site of a beautiful ancient fortress, as well as stunning sandy beaches, plenty of activities and shops and restaurants dotted throughout the town. Vrsar is a beautiful beach town with whitewashed buildings and a laid-back feel. From here you can enjoy island-hopping or just sit back and soak in the tranquil atmosphere. If you’re looking for activities and a lively atmosphere Pula is the best place for your Istrian Riviera holidays. Here you’ll find one of Croatia’s best beaches, backed by a promenade full of shops, restaurants and some of the country’s best seafood.
Wherever you choose to enjoy your holiday in the Istrian Riviera you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. Whether you enjoy somewhere busy and vibrant with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafés next door or you prefer your own secluded stretch of gold you’ll find it here. Pula offers long stretches of golden sand where you can spend the day working on your tan after partying the night away, ideal for groups and couples. Rabac is better suited to families with its many amenities and the soft sands which shelve gently into the ocean. And if you want seclusion, pretty palms and trees and the clearest water head to Umag.
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The Istrian Riviera is located on Croatia’s north coast. Boasting a wealth of sandy beaches on the Adriatic Sea, unspoilt national parks, and picturesque little villages, Istria is one of Croatia’s top spots for a versatile beach holiday.
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