The tourist town Novigrad is situated on the west coast of Istria and it stands out among numerous Istrian towns due to its unique natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and most of all, big heart of its hosts. It is a city with one of the clearest seas in this part of the Mediterranean.
The riviera of Novigrad reaches from Dajla to the estuary of the river Mirna and has a well dented, low, accessible coastline with rocky and gravel beaches.
The historic part of Novigrad is situated on an island that was connected with the mainland until the 18th century, and the well-preserved medieval city wall is one of the most interesting symbols of this touristic destination.
Its visitors enjoy the walks along the cost of Novigrad and its wonderful atmosphere, marked by the traditional fishing boats, Batanas, which are gently swinging on their berths. The visitors of the riviera of Novigrad that prefer an active vacation can rent a canoe and try out a ride down the river Mirna or explore the inland of Istria on one of the well-arranged bike paths.
In Novigrad you will find one of the best beaches in Croatia. Made up of picturesque bays, coves and capes, their rocky and pebble beaches will allure you into the primal sea world. Many beaches are well-tended, while some maintain a somewhat wilder, untamed appearance offering retreat from the summer heat under their pines and olive trees.
Due to its perfect geographical position, Novigrad is located in the proximity of many other destinations. Istrian inland is known for its untouched nature, centuries-old olive trees growing on terraced fields, its sunbathed vineyards and small medieval villages on hilltops.
The most noted one would definitely be Grožnjan, also known as the „City of artists“.
Above the valley of the river Mirna, high up the hill lies Motovun, known for one of the best white truffles in the world and top-quality wines.
Heading from Motovun towards Buzet you will find the natural thermal resort Istarske toplice, settled in the middle of untouched nature. Its thermal water with therapeutic effects, its serenity and beautiful nature offer a unique atmosphere for a complete relaxation.
The Lim bay is an area that is well known for its fish and mussel cultivation. The caves Baredine and Mramornica are home to numerous unusual creatures, including the endemic olm.
On the southern coast of Istria lies Pula, the biggest city on the peninsula, along with its large industrial harbor and the nearby international airport. The admirers of culture will find many historical monuments in this city. Just by walking through its streets you will stumble upon numerous monuments of the Roman architecture.
The cape Kamenjak is the most southerly point of the Istrian peninsula and one of the last true retreats in the untouched nature with ideal spots for sunbathing and swimming.
Heading north from Pula, after 8 km you will reach the city of Fažana, which is the starting point for boat trips to the National Park Brijuni.