zondag 25 augustus 2013

Travelling to Istria - Croatia

This summer I traveled to Istria in Croatia. Istria is re-discoverd and now a very popular tourist destinations. It seems like especially the Dutch have discovered it. Nowadays often called the ‘new Tuscany’, Istria  is the heart-shaped peninsula just south of Trieste, Italy, with a landscape of green rolling hills, drowned valleys, near by coastal islands and Adriatic Sea.
I stayed in the coastal town Rovinj but in addition visited various towns and picturesque villages such as Pula, Poreč, Bale, Buje, Brijuni Islands. On the road I made a refreshing stop to the breathtaking Lake Bohinj and Bled in Slovenia.

All you need to know about travelling to Istria:
http://www.istra.hr/en/home


Here are some impressions.










Rovinj














Rovinj, view from the beach














local pastries and coffee (coffee is almost always good in Croatia)

sunset in Rovinj
one of the many 'arts and crafts' galleries in Rovinj

you can take a boat to explore the small islands around Rovinj



The Pula Arena

The Pula Arena

Venetian heritage

The Gate of Hercules in Pula dates from the 1st century


The Euphrasian Basilica, one of the best examples of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region

The Euphrasian Basilica

The Euphrasian Basilica

The Euphrasian Basilica

The Euphrasian Basilica
















Svetvinčenat













Grožnjan

Grožnjan


 Buje

Buje 

Buje



















Fažana

Lake Bohinj Slovenia



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Dalibor zei

Superb photos and such a lovely post!

Martina Mikulić zei

Beautiful post about Istria and grat photos! I often go to Pula and I love it there. I have friend who lives there so I know how good is night life there and how locals are very friendly!

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