Camping Destinations in Istria
Did you know that the 45th parallel passes through Istria, and that means it is situated in an ideal geografical area where all four seasons are equal?
Baderna is located near the town of Poreč, a popular tourist destination with a rich offer, from which it is distant only 13 km.
The development of tourism is felt all around the area since it is situated at the intersection of the main roads that lead to Trieste and Rijeka. Visitors are offered the opportunity to taste the olive oil of the region.
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Situated half way between Rovinj and Vodnjan, Bale is a typical Istrian town, located just 5 km from the sea, with its stone houses that give it a special charm.
Its romantic streets lead to many historical monuments, including the magnificent architectural complex, castle Soardo-Bembo. The coast near the town is 9 km long, and dinosaurs footprints can be found there. The city of Pula is only 20 km away.
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Since its beginnings connected to the sea and fishing industry, the town of Banjole is situated 10 km from the city of Pula, and today it has on offer some of the best fish restaurants in Istria.
Besides the top quality gastronomy, a touch of the Mediterranean can be found at every step, from the fragrant greenery to the protected bays and attractive sea depths.
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Recognizable, among other things, as a place of excellent wines and olive oils, Brtonigla is a town worth visiting located in northwestern Istria.
There, about 10 km from the coast, guests will find a beautiful scenery which is emphasized in the natural phenomenon of the Mramornica cave, gem of the Istrian underground. The fun is guaranteed at the nearby Istralandia aquapark.
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In the northwestern part of Istria, 13 km from the sea, stands the town of Buje. The old town, which is dominated by two bell towers, is located on a 222 m high hill with a view on numerous and vast plateaus of the Istrian peninsula.
Numerous wine roads and roads of olive oil around this picturesque town will appeal to all lovers of premium wines and Istrian culinary delicacies, while attractive cycling routes, one of them being the popular Parenzana trail, will fulfill every holiday with unique experiences.
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Fažana lies about 8 km from the city of Pula and its many historical monuments. The beauty of this ancient fishing village was described by the Italian poet Pier Paolo Pasolini.
It is one of the top tourist destinations in the southern part of the Istrian peninsula, and it is located on the shore opposite to the Brijuni National Park, which can be reached from Fažana by boat.
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Funtana is located between Poreč and Vrsar, only a few hours drive from many of the most important European centers.
In addition to its favorable geographical position, the development of tourism has contributed to its rich gastronomic offer and especially fish specialties. Funtana is the ideal starting point for exploring the many attractive destinations on the Istrian peninsula.
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Galižana is located 5 km north of Pula, the largest Istrian city. Administratively, the town is an integral part of the municipality of Vodnjan.
Known as one of the oldest settlements in Istria, Galižana is also a tourist destination, whose traditions can be seen in the summer months during the various entertainment programs with local folklore and cuisine.
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Koromačno is a coastal village located in the southeastern part of Istria. It is located about 17 km from the town of Labin, its nearest urban center.
The campsites of the area are immersed in the greenery of the Ubas peninsula. At less than 10 km from this part of eastern Istria there is Skitača, an attractive destination for hikers with its peak at about 500 meters above sea level.
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Surrounded by forests, pastures and vineyards, the village of Krnica lies along the eastern coast of Istria, about 25 km from the largest town on the peninsula, Pula.
Krnica is part of the Marčana municipality, while the small port of Krnica is its coastal extension, where guests can taste the specialties made from freshly caught prawns and fish. There are several picturesque villages nearby, including Rakalj.
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Together with the port of Rabac, the city of Labin is one of the most important tourist destinations on the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula.
This historical city, infused with remains of the Venetian Republic, is located half way between Opatija and Pula, from which it is 45 km away. Labin is also known for its mining history, which is exposed in the city's Peoples Museum.
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Ližnjan is located in the southern part of Istria, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, and with a view of the Kvarner bay.
It is situated 10 km from the city of Pula, and offers its visitors a chance to have a real Mediterranean holiday enriched with riding programs in one of the nearby equestrian clubs.
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Once a fishing village, Medulin is today a modern tourist town which is located only 10 km from the biggest Istrian city, Pula.
Medulin is a destination for families with children who can enjoy a stress-free holiday on the sandy beach Bijeca. Lovers of naturism can also find the desired accommodation here. Tourists are offered the possibility to go fishing with local fishermen
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The white truffle is not the only wealth of Motovun, a small town in northern Istria, located 20 km from the sea, near the town of Buzet and the border with Slovenia.
Motovun is also famous for its film festival, which takes place in July. Mirna, the longest river in Istria (53 km), flows at the foot of this medieval town. There are various cycling tours and races along the former railway line Parenzana, located nearby the town.
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Once a small fishing village, Novigrad is a well-known tourist destination located on the northwestern coast of the Istrian peninsula.
It is a favorite destination among camping lovers, located 25 km from the border with Slovenia. It is known as the "birthplace" of the Istrian sashimi, raw fish whose recipes were inspired by that of the Japanese, and it is located near the first water park in Istria, Istralandia.
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Located on the southwestern coast of Istria, Brijuni National Park covers an area that is inhabited by many different species of animals, including deer and various species of birds.
Numerous archaeological sites of historical and cultural importance can be found in the area of the national park. It is a destination for congress tourism while golf-lovers will find an extremely unique golf course here.
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As one of the most visited Croatian camping destinations, the city of Poreč is famous for its mosaics and the Euphrasius Basilica from the 5th century. It located only 77 km form the city of Trieste.
Among the events that take place in this part of the western coast of Istria, Giostra stands out, a historical festival that depicts life in the Baroque period, which takes place in the old part of town. There are several caves open to visitors in the vicinity of Poreč.
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Premantura is located only 10 km from the largest Istrian town, Pula, in Istria's far south, surrounded by nature of exceptional beauty.
The protected natural landscape of Cape Kamenjak is located south of the town. It is 9.5 km long and 1.5 km wide, with a total of 30 km of indented coastline. Among the 530 species of plants growing here, there are 20 species of orchids, including five endemic.
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Pula is the largest Istrian city, located on the southern part of Istria. It is famous for its many Roman monuments, especially for one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world.
Once a place in which gladiator fights were held, today's amphitheater is a venue which hosts numerous cultural events, including the Pula Film Festival. Walking through the streets of this city numerous city parks and gardens can be seen.
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Situated on the eastern coast of Istria, and thanks to its pebbly beaches, the town of Rabac attracted its first campers in the middle of last century.
The beginnings of tourism here dates back to the 19th century. Today the tourist offer of Rabac is associated with that of the nearby town of Labin, whose old town, situated at a height of 236 m above sea level, can be reached by a forest path that starts near a local campsite.
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One of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, but also at a European and global level, Rovinj holds the title of the most romantic city in the Mediterranean.
In addition to its architecture, what attracts more and more tourists in the western part of Istria are various events that take place throughout the year, including the outdoor exhibition Grisia. A must is a boat trip to the nearby islands.
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Savudrija is the westernmost point of Croatia, the first tourist destination to be encountered after crossing the border from Slovenia to Croatia.
It is known for its lighthouse from 1818. This lighthouse, the oldest in the Adriatic, is arranged for tourist accommodtion. What particularly attracts large number of tourists in this part of the west coast of Istria are bike paths and the traditional Istrian cuisine.
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Situated on the eastern coast of Istria, 15 km southeast of the town of Labin, the village of Sv. Marina is located on a small peninsula with a church and it is covered with olive trees.
The village is proud of its campsite where a diving center is located, awarded as one of the best diving centers in the Mediterranean. A visit to the town of Labin will provide an insight into the history of the eastern part of the Istrian peninsula.
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Known as a place where olives are grown, from which the best olive oil in Europe is produced, the area of the municipality of Tar-Vabriga is situated 10 km from Poreč and 55 km from Trieste.
Extra virgin olive oil, whose quality is confirmed by FAO, can be found in many culinary specialties of this part of western Istria, but also in the local eco-museum. The town is a popular destination for camping lovers.
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As one of the first cities in the north of Istria which can be reached after crossing the border with Slovenia, Umag is a good introduction to what Istria offers throughout the year.
Many of its accommodation facilities, known for their high quality, are located along the 45 km long coastline. Umag is known for its international ATP tennis tournament which takes place in July, which includes various events attended by many celebrities.
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Situated on a hill in western Istria, the small town of Višnjan is part of the Poreč area from whose center, the city of Poreč, it is 12 km away. It is known for its observatory.
Close to the observatory, which is located in Tićan, 3 km from Višnjan, a bicycle path is passing, the so-called Stellar trail, which is 25 km long. The 3 km long walking path is also attractive, the so-called. Botanical trail. Among its events, the summer festival AstroFest stands out.
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Situated in south-western Istria, Vodnjan is situated about 12 km from Pula, the largest city in Istria. This place is synonymous with olive oil of great quality.
Thanks to a traditional event in November, during which a number of young extra virgin olive oils are presented, Vodnjan became known as a culinary destination and an important center of olive growing. In the church of St. Blaž the mummified bodies of several saints are exposed.
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The town of Vrsar is located on the western coast of Istria, 10 km from Poreč. It is famous for Giacomo Casanova who visited it on two occasions in the 18th century.
The famous Italian lover wrote about his visits to Vrsar in his memoirs, and it is precisely for this reason that today a festival of love and eroticism, Casanovafest, is held in Vrsar. Vrsar is known as the city of sculptures that arise during the annual Montraker school of sculpture.
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Zambratija is a village situated within the town of Umag, located in the northwest of the Istrian peninsula, which is perfect holidays destination for families with children.
In this tourist village guests can find sandy beaches with shallow waters suitable for the youngest. Visitors can enjoy an active holiday on the beach volleyball, football and basketball courts, as well as on the sandy and rocky beaches. The center of Umag is 4 km away.
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