Istria

Croatia's Istria has it all: history, beaches, lush landscapes and charming villages. And seriously good food. When can we book our flight?
Promoted by British Airways and the Istria Tourist Board
Istria's got it all. And it only takes two-and-a-bit hours to get there with BA.
Promoted by British Airways and the Istria Tourist Board
There’s nothing we love more than discovering a place that brings the pages from our favourite childhood fairy tale stories
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Your family's summer holiday plans? Sorted.
Promoted by British Airways and the Istria Tourist Board
When we think about the ingredients required for our dream family holiday, we want a little bit of everything: somewhere
A hundred summers ago Opatija, on the Adriatic coast, was regarded one of Europe's finest seaside resorts. Head there today and you'll find an attractive Croatian town overlooking the shimmering water of Kvarner Bay.
Coastal Istria has long been a holiday destination, with the Roman amphitheatre of Pula a major attraction, and the town of Rovinj offering cool sophistication. The countryside inland is relatively new to tourism but its forested rolling hills, topped with fortified villages, like Motovun, is startlingly attractive.
Travelling through the Istrian region of Croatia, you'd be forgiven for wondering if you'd stumbled into rural Italy at first glance. Lush expanses of carefully preened produce are everyday scenery in this part of the world. Olive groves and vineyards stretch out in every direction, disturbed only by the occasional mountain and sea view.