October 2022

What to do in Istria

Visit Coastal Towns
Rovinjfor example, a cute Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. Its hilltop church of St. Euphemia is dominating the skyline and south of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches.
We started our visit with a coffee on the terrace of the beautiful Grand Hotel Rovinj. Afterwards, we walked along the harbour, watched the boats, and the people, visited the church had fabulous seafood and an amazing sundowner and this stunning place directly on the waterfront at Restoran Lampo
Or try Vrsar, a small seaside town, located 9 kilometres south of Poreč. The historical centre is located on top of a hill, including a 40-meter high bell tower and has some pretty squares with lovely gastronomy. From there, we walked downhill to the port where you can walk, eat, drink or book boat rides to discover the bay. Both are beautiful quaint seaside towns worth a little visit.

Wine Wine Wine
Istria is a great wine region and we visit the Kozlovic vinery in the Valle area, bordering Slovenia. A beautiful modern, family-run estate with pretty views over the valley and the vineyards. We went there without a reservation and were in luck as they could squeeze us in. We tried one of their roses and red wine and enjoyed the view, the sun and the goings on during our visit. Other visitors had a full wine tasting which looked like a great option too! A visit to this winery should be on your list if you like wine and are in the area!

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