Excursions and Activities

Istria offers many interesting excursion destinations that are the best way for a visitor to experience dynamic landscape, long-lasting culture and diversity of Istria.

In the vicinity of camp Pineta, only 15 minutes by boat, there is the national park Brijuni, unique blend of natural, historical and cultural heritage. Pula, three-thousand-year-old antic city is one of the leading tourist centers in Croatia. Its valuable monumental heritage like Gate of Hercules, Temple of Augustus, amphitheater (former gladiator arena) are absolutely worth of seeing. Other Mediterranean cities that we would single out are Novigrad, Rovinj, Poreč. Istrian inland is characterized by its unspoiled nature, karst landscape and preserved forests like the famous Motovun-Montona wood. Central Istria also hides small medieval cities and villages (Žminj, Svetvinčenat etc.) with well-known Istrian stone houses and holdings that now serve for agritourism.
Istrian cuisine reflects a mixture of civilizations. It is a blend of Mediterranean and Central European gastronomy, therefore there is a wide range of authentic dishes varying from sea food to venison. In this context it's good to mention nearby wine and olive oil trails. The most characteristic wines are definitely Malvasia and Teran. A typical specialty is Istrian soup ("istarska supa"), red wine with toasted bread, olive oil and sugar.