This is a special part of Europe, a ‘sweet-spot’ in the Med – far enough south to have long, warm summers, yet without the searing heat of further down, so the countryside is a lush green. Life is slower here, with less traffic and more trees. And the landscape is seductive, with sun-kissed old stone villages, winding country lanes and pine trees growing down to the sea.
For such a small area there is an amazingly large amount to do in Istria and Kvarner. As well as all the usual seaside attractions, there are numerous attractive coastal towns, unspoilt hill-top villages and a wealth of islands to explore.
For more on Istria and Kvarner, things to do here, please visit the Istrian and Kvarner Tourist Offices’ websites.