Climate

Istria has a mild Mediterranean climate. The summers are mostly warm and dry, while the winters are mild and pleasant. The region has approximately 2.388 hours of sunshine per year and during summer the insolation comes up to an average of 10 hours. Typical winds are bora, blowing from the north to the south and bringing a bright and cold weather, jugo bringing a warmer, yet damp weather and mild mistral blowing from the inland to the sea and bringing cooler temperatures during summer time. The average air temperature of the coldest part of year is 6°C and during the warmest part 30°C.
A high concentration of salt, natrium and chlorine, as well as sulfites and magnesium represents the essence of a healthy bath which the human body and skin needs and which, along with the sea movement, has a highly therapeutic effect.
Sea temperature is lowest during March with an average of 9°C and warmest during August reaching up to 25°C.
There are 134 sunny days per year, which is the highest amount of sunny days in the Adriatic, following two other locations in southern Dalmatia.

Gastronomy

Istria – a magical Mediterranean peninsula surrounded by the clear sea, has a tourism-oriented coastline and a magical green inland with numerous cultural, historical and natural monuments, as well as unforgettable panoramic views from hilltop villages. Furthermore, Istria has a very rich culinary tradition. Istrian gastronomy is a reflection of the historical, geographical and climatic features of the peninsula and a result of the interference of tradition and local cuisine based on herbs, aromatic spices, seasonal vegetables, seafood and olive oil.
Different kinds of cheese and the Istrian smoked ham are its specialties. Istrian cuisine represents a special kind of Croatian gastronomy: it is a combination of the continental and the Mediterranean cuisine. This region is rich in truffles, olive oil and olive roads, wine types and wine roads, as well as in numerous top class fish restaurants.

About Novigrad

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.

Beaches of Novigrad

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.

About the surroundings of Novigrad

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.

We recommend! We can organize trips that will help you explore all the scents, flavors and the energy of Novigrad and its surroundings.