Discover Istria like a true local by visiting numerous locations with magnificent nature and sustainable ecotourism. Visit protected areas of nature, try original products from eco- producers, learn about culture and history from carefully curated museum exhibits and experiences, swim in the clear blue sea. Meet Green Istria!
Eco-producers in Istria
Istria is a real paradise for any foodie and lover of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. With hundreds of quality winemakers and producers of renowned extra virgin olive oil, there are also many of them certified as eco-producers of fresh, organic vegetables. For a real foodie experience, we recommend visiting few selected agritourism locations, where you can experience Green Istria.
Protected areas of amazing nature in Istria
Istria has many amazing areas of protected nature that spread all across the peninsula. You can visit most of them in an ecological, sustainable way. The most breathtaking areas in the close vicinity of Pula are Brijuni National Park and Cape Kamenjak. Closer to Rovinj, you can visit the impressive Lim bay and the nearby Kontija Forrest. The most majestic example of karst terrain in Istria is the Pazin cave – which can be visited and experienced over a zipline or an underground speleo adventure. Hiking and cycling lovers can discover Istria through many trails, but we recommend the legendary Parenzana route. The Učka mountain range offers many exciting trails, and the views from the top are the most unforgettable ones.
Blue-flag and green beaches in Istria
Istria, the pearl of Mediterranean, prides itself on the clear water of high quality and amazing beaches. Several beaches in Istria are marked with blue flags and tagged as green beaches. Most of the blue flag beaches in Istria are in the area of Poreč, Umag, and Novigrad, but the rest of the peninsula’s coast has them, too. Green beaches in Istria are selected according to several sustainability elements, and currently, there are only three of them: Girandella in Rabac, Karpinjan in Novigrad, and City beach in Poreč.
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