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Discover Istria, Croatia: Insider Guide with Sanja from HV

Category: Activities & Experiences | 03.25.2024

Meet Sanja: Your Insider Guide to Istria, Croatia 

Join us as we sit down with Sanja, our operations coordinator and resident expert on all things Istria, Croatia. Get ready to discover the hidden gems, must-visit destinations, and insider tips straight from the heart of this enchanting region. 

Istria, Where Is That? 

Sanja: “Nestled in the northwesternmost part of Croatia, Istria is a green oasis surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. It’s the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, boasting breathtaking landscapes and pine-covered hills.” 

How Do I Get There? 

Sanja: “For easy access, fly into Pula Airport or Zagreb, Croatia’s capital. From Pula, it’s just a short drive to Istria’s main attractions, making it the perfect starting point for your adventure.” 

What’s There to Do? 

Sanja: “Istria offers a plethora of experiences, from exploring medieval towns to indulging in local cuisine. Dive into its unique history, join a truffle hunt, or simply relax on one of its diverse beaches – there’s something for everyone.” 

Favorite Places to See 

Sanja: “Explore Istria’s charm with these must-visit destinations:” 


Discover Roman ruins and stunning beaches, including the iconic Pula Arena. 


Wander through its cobblestone streets and savour the Venetian-inspired architecture. 


Dive into its rich history and don’t miss the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica. 


Experience medieval charm and indulge in truffle-infused delicacies. 

When’s the Best Time to Go? 

Sanja: “Plan your visit during May, June, September, or October to avoid the summer crowds and enjoy pleasant weather. Plus, you might catch the start of the white truffle season!” 

Hidden Gems 

Sanja: “Istria is full of surprises, from secluded beaches to quaint villages waiting to be explored. Keep an eye out for these hidden gems during your stay.” 

Local Cuisine 

Sanja: “Don’t miss the chance to sample Istria’s delicious cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and mouthwatering truffle dishes. Be sure to dine at traditional taverns for an authentic taste of the region.” 

Outdoor Activities 

Sanja: “Get active with hiking, cycling, and water sports amidst Istria’s diverse landscapes. There’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to enjoy!” 

Cultural Experiences 

Sanja: “Immerse yourself in Istria’s rich cultural heritage by visiting historical sites, attending festivals, and exploring traditional crafts. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the region’s vibrant culture.” 

Personal Favorites 

Sanja: “My top pick for accommodations? The charming coastal town of Rovinj stole my heart with its picturesque streets and stunning views.” 

Ready to experience the magic of Istria, Croatia? Let Sanja be your guide and HV  your home away from home. Book your adventure today and discover the beauty of this enchanting region! 

Explore Istria with HV

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