Spend Springtime in Istria – Inside and Out

The Istria peninsula bears the nickname of ‘terra magica’ (magical land) for a reason. One cannot decide what is more thrilling – the coastal towns, the ancient inland villages or all of the adventure activities.

Take in everything at once while in Istria – the spring sun, the sea, the history, the mystery and the adventure! We present some ideas on how to live your life to the fullest while in Istria!

The World of Brijuni

Visit its and bits of paradise in the form of the Brijuni group of islands! Located opposite Fažana, one of the seven Croatian national parks offers a change for a day-to-remember trip.

There are numerous options to seize the day – go cycling on Brijuni, take a tour of the archaeological localities (dating back to literally the 1st century) and real-life dinosaur prints, discover the island’s safari tour (true story) with exotic animals or simply relax on the pedestrian and cycling trail called the Good Vibrations Trail. Visit Brijuni alone, with friends, your partner of your family – everyone will relish in this unique trip!

Swing Around Glavani Adrenaline Park

Looking for an adrenaline rush? You’ve found it! Visit the Glavani Adrenaline park and jump into a new adventure! Try out the exciting 11-meter-high Giant Swing, have fun on the climbing wall and zip-line, experience the fantastic horizontal human catapult, climb around various routes across the park and live it to the fullest!

Our final remark to completely win you over: the park offers routes and activities for all ages.

Pinpoint Motovun

We know, it is difficult to relinquish the springtime sunshine by the gleaming blue sea, even just for a few hours. However, if there is one place justifying going inland, it’s Motovun!

Enter the ambience of Motovon through the New Gate, walk around the ancient city walls encircling the old town, visit the 27m high 13th-century bell tower, admire the valley of the river Mirna intersected with vineyards and dive straight into mythology and legends – learn the story of Veli Jože, a friendly and good-hearted giant.

Our tip? Finish the day by sampling full-bodied local wines and truffle delicacies!

It’s All Fun and Games

You are in for some outdoor fun? Visit Svetvinčenat and be a part of the adventure called Escape castle! You have to opportunity to explore Morosini-Grimani Castle (towers, the walls, the dungeon, armory and throne) and solve thrilling audio-visual puzzles, decipher codes and discover hidden objects and clues around the castle leading you straight to a sword set deeply in stone (not kidding!).

After escaping the castle, go on a treasure hunt around the village where you will have the opportunity to pay attention to every single stone, façade and detail of this medieval place!

P.S. These activities are suitable for children, too!

Cute little coastal towns, vineyards, authentic dishes and a hint of ancient mystery in the air? Yup, that’s Istria – and more. Visit it!

Bloggers, journalists, tourist guides, artists, entertainers and all kinds of hospitality experts and enthusiasts have gathered under the ValamArtists handle to lovingly bring you the best out of the Croatian holiday experience. Enjoy the ride!
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