Istria, probably the most-visited tourist destination in the country, offers a stunning range of possibilities for any traveler type. Regardless of whether you prefer sightseeing, gastro-tours or a more active form of tourism, there is a good choice of day-trips and activities offered in virtually all parts of this incredible region.
The largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, shared by 3 nations: Croatians, Slovenians and Italians, has always been considered a geographic, climatic and cultural crossroads. The mountainous plateau in the northern and north-eastern part of the peninsula (comprising the Učka and Čićarija mountain ranges) and the central Istria have a continental climate. The climate of the north-western coast of Istria (the areas north of the Dragonja River belonging to Slovenia and Italy) is sub-Mediterranean, just like the climate of the east coast (from Opatija to Rabac and Labin). The west and south coast (areas between Piran and Pula) enjoy a warm, Mediterranean climate with significantly less rainfall.