Croatia travel guide for tourists – ISTRIA
Come to TRAVEL CROATIA – if you are on Croatia travel you will get to know that there are different places with different treasures, everybody can find some special place in Croatia that fulfill his or her taste and preferences.
I will tell you a bit about Istria region if that would be your place of choice for Croatia travel!
One of the tourist advantages of this region is surely its 445km of intricately indented shoreline, its clean sea and variety of landscaped beaches. There are stone-paved or pebble beaches suitable for all ages, especially for families with children, complemented by untamed beaches sheltered by untouched greenery, just perfect for those who are in search of intimacy and privacy on their Croatia travel.
The Istrian peninsula abounds in attractions that are well worth the visit! Whether it is cultural or historic monuments, natural wonders or gastronomic delights, the choice is truly extensive.
From the wide variety of Istrian food on your Croatia travel, the following are particularly well worth mention: ‘prsut’, otherwise known as prosciutto (smoked ham), and the Istrian people claim it to be the best in the world; ‘manestra’, thick and rich soup; a home-made pasta with truffles that represents the acme of Istrian culinary delights. This dish is prepared with a kind of mushroom that grows underground and which is found by specially trained dogs.
While you travel Croatia there are other gastronomic delights you should not miss: oysters from the Lim channel, which should be sampled together with cod a la Istrian, and stewed savoury scampi.
A bottle of home-pressed olive oil, or bottles of the clear and unique ‘rakija’ (brandy- usually plum) is bound to make a prized gastronomic souvenir from your Croatia travel.
The Istrian region has around 70 private wine cellars that are open form tasting, offering for sale home-made varieties of wine produced from white malmasey, red teran, ‘refosk’ muscadine, and another kinds of grape. The last Sunday in May sees the celebration of the Day of Open Wine Cellars.
There is also a wide variety of sporting-recreational activities in Istria, comprising some thirty land, sea and air sports.
Lovers of cycling can enjoy a ride along one of around 60 different cycle trails along the seashore, as well as inland.
And of course, if you travel Croatia, Istria don’t miss to see town Pula.
Pula, with a population of almost 60,000, is Istria’s largest town. It is situated on the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula. The town’s rich history, stretching over millenia, culminates in the magnificent Roman amphitheater dating from the 1st century A.D., making it Istria’s largest ancient building.
Excursions to a wide variety of locations outside the town are offered. One example not to be missed is the Pantizela Aquarium. A visit to the Brijuni National Park is also recommended, a paradise for nature lovers and a place where one can discover underwater life on a tour in a glass-bottomed boat.
A variety of restaurants offer first-rate gastronomic delights that will titillate your taste buds, while a visit to the Amphitheater (otherwise locally known as the Arena) during the evening hours affords spectacular shows, film festivals, theatrical plays, operas, ballets and pop-rock concerts which will take you to new sensory heights.
Depending on your ‘way to travel’ preferences I can inform you that there are frequent and regular Ferry lines. And trains and an airport provide the town with widespread links adequate for your Croatia travel.
Come and travel Croatia.