Istria, a region resembling a small India by its geographic shape, has since the proclamation of Croatian independence been without a doubt the most special and the most developed Croatian region thanks to its multi-cultural tradition and a high level of tolerance.
Istria is a region of olives, wine, truffles, fish, the sun and the sea, as well as pre-historic, ancient and medieval ruins, ideal to please the most refined senses and completely satisfy the primordial human need to enjoy beauty.
The largest Croatian peninsula today has a quarter of a million residents. Besides the Croatian majority, Serbs, Muslims, Albanians and Italians, the most prominent minority, also live in the region.
With its specific cultural and historic features as well as unbreakable civilizational bonds, the Italian minority has over centuries contributed to the creation of the identity of Istria as the westernmost Croatian region.
You will not only be attracted by Istria’s coastal gems, exceptionally popular and successful tourist centers, but also with its inland region.
The Istrian inland region encompasses fairytale, almost mystical hilly areas with fortified towns built on medieval foundations. Istria’s ideal proportions are most definitely its non-negligible advantage. It takes only a one-hour drive along the newly built road infrastructure to get from the northernmost to the southernmost point of Istria.
As far as naturism, naturist accommodation possibilities, infrastructure and tradition are concerned, Istria has for full four decades been the leader in the Western Mediterranean region. Famous for its authentic culinary specialties both in Croatia and abroad, this tame and friendly corner of the Mediterranean has always welcomed its guests with equal enthusiasm and respect.