Istria is a popular holiday destination in Croatia. This triangular-shaped peninsula is situated along the Adriatic Sea and between the Bay of Kvarner and Gulf of Trieste. The climate of Istria depends on the location of the area you are planning to visit. Central Istria features a continental climate while the south and west coast areas experience a Mediterranean climate. Choose from a wide range of cheap hotels and other hotel deals online. Book the perfect cheap hotel for you and get secured reservations.
The name of the peninsula was taken from the Illyria tribe called “Histri”, which have lived in the region according to Greek historian Strabo. The Romans took two military attacks against the Histri before they finally defeated them around 177 BCE. The area was called “Venetia et Histria” during the Roman times.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
If you are into indie films, then make sure to attend the Motovun Film Festival in Istria. This annual film fest is held usually in July or August and showcases independent films and short documentaries. There are many wonderful sights in Istria that are worth exploring including the Roman Arena and Forum, Rovinj’s old Venetian town, the well-preserved Euphrasian Basilica and Our Lady of the Rocks Chapel.
Istria's main transportation center is in Pula and here you can find numerous buses that travels all over the peninsula. There are also trains that cover the whole area for those who are in a hurry. The Venezia Lines offers boats that travel to Venice and other port areas.