Istrian Adventures

Starting in the capital, head west across northern Croatia, enjoying some of the best cities, towns, and beaches in the region.

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  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • ActiveActive

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 2

    Rijeka, Croatia

  • 3

    Opatija, Croatia

  • 4

    Porec, Croatia

  • 5

    Pula, Croatia

  • 6

    Zagreb, Croatia

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Things to do in and around Zagreb

  • Upper Town - view of the lower town--Cathedral
  • The City
  • Trip to Croatia - August and September 2012
  • Green summer
  • 038-tkalciceva-street
  • Trakoscan castle
  • zagreb&medvedgrad
  • DSCN1018.JPG
  • Zagreb : ville haute
  • Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
  • The Zagreb Cathedral being restored, the spires are 108m. high
  • Around the castle
  • Village Lokvicici. Croatia
  • St. Catherine Church's façade
  • IMG_4475
  • Croatian Museum of Naive Art
  • Mirogoj Cemetery
  • Crikvenica-Panorama
  • Dakovo
   
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Zagreb

Croatia, Zagreb region

FoodHistoricCultureNight life2 nights

Visit Croatia's capital city, home to amazing museums, green parks and gardens, renowned restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement in the urban area of the city is Andautonia, a Roman settlement in the place of today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is mentioned for the first time in 1094 at the founding of the Zagreb diocese of Kaptol, and Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242, whereas the origin of the name still remains a mystery in spite of several theories. In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf, and in 1945 it was made the capital of Croatia when the demographic boom and the urban sprawl made the city as it is known nowadays.
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Things to do in and around Rijeka

  • Rijeka
  • Rijeka, Croatia - Sept 2008
  • Trsat gaztelua, Rijeka
  • Trsat, Croatia
  • Baredine
  • Lim fjord
  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • zagreb&medvedgrad
  • beach-waterslide-porec-croatia
  • Umag, Croatia
   
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Rijeka

Croatia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar region

NatureNight lifeActiveFoodCulture2 nights

Croatia's third largest city is a significant port, boasting an array of historic sites, cultural attractions, and great food.

Rijeka is home to several interesting sites. Tvornica "Torpedo" (the Torpedo factory), the first European prototypes of a self-propelled torpedo, created by Giovanni Luppis, a retired naval engineer from Rijeka. The remains of this factory still exist. Svetište Majke Božje Trsatske – the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat. Built 135 m (443 ft) above sea level on the Trsat hill during the late Middle Ages, it represents the Guardian of Travellers, especially seamen, who bring offerings to her so she will guard them or help them in time of trouble. Old gate or Roman arch still stands, as does Rijeka Cathedral, dedicated to St. Vitus.
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Things to do in and around Opatija

  • Opatija
  • Opatija 1
  • Opatija
  • Baredine
  • Lim fjord
  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • beach-waterslide-porec-croatia
   
3

Opatija

Croatia, Primorje-Gorski Kotar region

BeachesNatureSmall townsFoodActive1 night

Dotted with sunlit villas inspired by French architecture, this lovely town boasts excellent beaches and historic landmarks.

The old 14C Benedictine abbey, Opatija Sv. Jakova, from which the town derives its name is located in St. James's Park. St. James's church, built in 1506 now stands on the same spot. The neo-Romanesque Church of the Annunciation with its pronounced green cupola, was designed in 1906 by architect Karl Seidl. Another sight is the Villa Angiolina, built in 1844 by Iginio Scarpa. This villa, transformed into a museum. Opatija is known for the Maiden with the seagull, a statue by Zvonko Car (1956). The town park Angiolina contains many species of plants from all over the world. There is a 12 km-long promenade along the entire riviera, the Lungomare from Volosko, via Opatija, to Lovran.
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Things to do in and around Porec

  • Porec vista general
  • sea-bay-islands-porec-croatia-plava-laguna
  • Rovinj - Porec 2010
  • 25 augustus 2012 Vakantie 2012 Porec 5
  • Euphrasian Basilica Porec
  • Baredine
  • Lim fjord
  • DSC_1108
  • IMG_1088
  • Porec 05 (122)
  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • beach-waterslide-porec-croatia
   
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Porec

Croatia, Istria region

BeachesHistoricSmall townsNatureFood1 night

Favored by domestic and international travelers, this marvelous coastal town boasts a wealth of historic and archaeological remnants.

Poreč is almost 2,000 years old, and is set around a harborprotected from the sea by the small island of Saint Nicholas/San Nicolo (St. Nicholas). Its major landmark is the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Ever since the 1970s, the coast of Poreč has been the most visited tourist destination in Croatia.
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Things to do in and around Pula

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  • 2009_0730_16_Pula
  • Amphitheater - Arena Pula Croatia
  • Pula - Temple of Roma and Augustus
  • mosaic flooring, nora
  • Baredine
  • Lim fjord
  • Porta d'Hèrcules, Pula (Pola), Ístria, Croàcia
  • Triumphal Gate of the Sergi at Pula, Croatia
  • Chapel of St. Mary Formosa
  • Pula The Church of St. Francis
  • Roofs of Rovinj
  • beach-waterslide-porec-croatia
  • Untitled
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  • Umag, Croatia
  • Labin
   
5

Pula

Croatia, Istria region

HistoricActiveNatureBeachesFood2 nights

With its comfortable climate and gorgeous bay, this lively beach city also features a wealth of Roman relics and diverse architecture.

The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is its 1st-century amphitheatre, which is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world, and locally known as the Arena. This is one of the best-preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals. During the World War II Italian fascist administration, there were attempts to disassemble the arena and move it to mainland Italy, which were quickly abandoned due to the costs involved.
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Things to do in and around Zagreb

  • Upper Town - view of the lower town--Cathedral
  • The City
  • Trip to Croatia - August and September 2012
  • Green summer
  • 038-tkalciceva-street
  • Trakoscan castle
  • zagreb&medvedgrad
  • DSCN1018.JPG
  • Zagreb : ville haute
  • Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
  • The Zagreb Cathedral being restored, the spires are 108m. high
  • Around the castle
  • Village Lokvicici. Croatia
   
6

Zagreb

Croatia, Zagreb region

FoodHistoricCultureNight life1 night

Visit Croatia's capital city, home to amazing museums, green parks and gardens, renowned restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement in the urban area of the city is Andautonia, a Roman settlement in the place of today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is mentioned for the first time in 1094 at the founding of the Zagreb diocese of Kaptol, and Zagreb became a free royal town in 1242, whereas the origin of the name still remains a mystery in spite of several theories. In 1851 Zagreb had its first mayor, Janko Kamauf, and in 1945 it was made the capital of Croatia when the demographic boom and the urban sprawl made the city as it is known nowadays.
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