Istria, often called as the Mediterranean Pearl, is present in the small country of Croatia on her largest peninsula. It is full of sunny beaches, clean sea, a rich history, a significant amount of cultural heritage, hospitable people, excellent local cuisine and some amazing wines. If you want to sum it up, that is Istria for you!
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Istria may be just a small dot on the map of the world, but it is just a perfect holiday destination and wins favor as one of the most beautiful regions in all of Croatia. This is the closest Mediterranean destination to the nations present within Middle Europe. The total extent of the region is 2820 square kilometers. Istria is surrounded by the Adriatic Sea on three sides. It has a coastline that is totally 445 km long. The region is blessed with a mild climate which is definitely all Mediterranean. It has warm and dry summers and mild, pleasant winters that are a treat to live in. The land is known as the sunniest region of Croatia. The number of sunny hours on a yearly average are over 2,300. About 200,000 people populate the land of Istria, and its administrative center is a town called Pazin. Pula holds the distinction of being the largest city within Istria.
The development of various cities in this land has led to the mass relocation of population from traditional Istrian villages and small towns, most of which are almost deserted today. In recent years, there has been a radical shift of the population though; many people are returning to their rural roots and restoring their old houses because of the spurt in the tourism industry in these parts. A new aspect of tourism, agritourism has become a hallmark of most Istrian villages. This is mainly favored by people who just want to get away from the humdrum hectic life in the cities. Istria has been gifted so much from nature that it just begins to spill out! The dissociated coastline of the land is dotted with many hidden bays, beaches and hundreds of little islands. You can also find your "personal peace of beach" here to experience complete privacy if you so wish. Apart from the marine pleasures, the land of Istria also offers you a grand historical experience. The land is plush with various relics of an ancient world; the cultural heritage that's part of Istria is quite rich. There are world-famous historical monuments here such as the Amphitheater in Pula and the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec.
Additionally, if you want to spend your vacation in exhilarating adventurous pursuits, Istria still has the right options for you. Adventure activities such as biking, hiking, diving and other sport activities are found here in excess and there are also various facilities provided so that people can partake of these activities. However, even if you don't do anything in Istria but just take a walk within its natural beauty, you can have a fabulous experience. There is no way that the beautiful, pristine and untouched landscape of Istria won't touch you! But if you are the kind who likes frenetic activity, you can do that here too. There are various discotheques, nightclubs and casinos here for people who like to party. At the same time, there are also various concerts and an international film festival at the Amphitheater, which are guaranteed to please the more cerebral people.
Apart from all this, there is also a much notable folk celebration that is organized practically all through the summer months. These celebrations are for you to have a great deal of fun and view the cultural habits of the local population along with sampling some of their excellent food and wine. Speaking of food, Istria is crowded with small and large restaurants and taverns where you can eat and drink to your heart's content. Most of these places specialize in preparing local cuisine targeted for the food-living local and visiting population.
In summary, Istria has something for every guest here. The people of Istria are amiable and you can rest assured here knowing that you will get great hospitability and will definitely have a few unforgettable days in this unforgettable land. Greetings to you from Istria, the beautiful Croatian region for your perfect vacation!!!
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