The Ultimate Travel Guide to Istria, Croatia Istria Croatia, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, is a utopia of nature, food, history and culture. The seemingly endless rugged coastline and sandy beaches with crystal-clear blue waters lapping at their shores offer the best beach holidays in Croatia, while the inland regions of Central Istria provide a cooler, more tranquil retreat into green, rolling hills, vineyards, castles, and truffles to rival the country’s neighbour, Italy.
The cute, small towns in Istria is the most charming part of Croatia. Some of the towns are fortified and have a well-preserved medieval style. Others are colorful or just plain charming and cute. If you’re going to Istria and looking for small gems, this is where to go.