Tourism in Central Istria
There are various towns and places to visit in Central Istria. Pazin is the center and heart of Istria and the major tourist attraction. There are also other awesome places to visit sight-see and take part in various outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, horse riding etc. These other towns and places include Beram, Boljun, Cerovlje, Draguc, Gracisce, Rakotule, Kringa, Pican, Sveti Petar u Sumi, Sveti Lovrec and Tinjan.
Central Istria usually holds various events each year such as Winter Cup of Pazin, which is a fishing and angling competition during the early days of winter. This international competition is usually attended by various participants across the world. The facts that only few places have fish during winter, Croatia being one of them makes the competition attractive to people who love winter outdoor activities. There is also the June Verne days – a literally event is usually held at the end of June since 1998 to commemorate the author of ‘Mathias Sandorf’. It is also an event where other writers can showcase and market their literally works.
Other events include the Pazin’s traditional fair, an event which brings traders together to market their surplus agricultural products as well as other literature, music, sports and cultural events which are scheduled at specific times of the years. Agri-tourism is also an attraction if you love tasting various traditional dishes and cuisines native in Croatia. Also honey festival or beer festival can be great times for a visitor to try some traditional products from the region.
The nightlife of Central Istria is also vibrant with several night clubs, hotels, concerts and art vent which characterize the place especially during summer. However, culture and heritage of the early life of Croats and the inhabitants of Istria is one of the major attractions in the area for people who love history.
There is much to learn about the early life of these places which date back several centuries ago. There are several ancient attraction places which have been well preserved and protected to enshrine their history such as the Pazin Castle which is a great place to start learning. Of importance in history also are the several ancient churches and monasteries which are found in the place such as the church of the St. Mary of Rocks.
For those who love vacationing and holidaying, there is a lot to see and adventure here. The presence of informative tour guides also helps visitors explore the best of the place and have some wonderful adventure in various places and in various activities.
Most of such information was found on this website previously, before the Central Istria Tourism Board migrated to a new domain. For more information about the board, you can visit the current Central Istria Tourism Board here.
I’ve undertaken to repurpose this website and I will be detailing about some of the interesting places to visit in Central Istria and some cool outdoor activities that one can take part in either as an individual or in the company of friends and family.
There are several interesting posts about Central Istria that I’ve already published and you can access them by clicking through various posts below. I will be adding more in future.