Istria Guide information
Our Istria Guide provides information we hope will help you to visualise this beautiful county:
Our Istria guide will help you build a ‘picture’ of your holiday destination.
Istria has a turbulent past but it has helped to shape this county to the way it is today. The people, cultures and architecture all reflect the influences of rulers dating back to the Romans and beyond.
It’s a good story and we recommend you take a look at the relevant Wikipedia page to get the full picture.
The westernmost county of the Republic of Croatia
The largest peninsula of the Adriatic
2,820 km2 (triangle Dragonja, Kamenjak, Učka)
445 km (well-indented coast is twice as long as the road one)
The western coast of Istria is 242.5 km long, with island 327.5 km.
The eastern coast of Istria is 202 km long with the pertaining islets 212 km.
The lowest sea temperature is in March ranging from 9.3°C up to 11.1°C.
The highest sea temperature is in August when it reaches 23.3°C and 24.1°C.
Salinity amounts approximately to 36-38 pro mille.
Mirna, Dragonja and Raša
Istria is the largest green oasis of the North Adriatic.
The coast and the islands are covered with pine woods and easily recognizable green macchia.
The main specimens of macchia are holm oak and strawberry trees 35% of Istria is covered with forests.
Pazin (9,227 inhabitants)
Pula-Pola (58,594 inhabitants)