Holidays in Istrian Riviera take you to the north of Croatia’s Adriatic coastline. It’s ideal for explorers and couples wanting to enjoy a serene holiday in an area which has escaped the crowds and retained much of its original charm. Couples will love the romance of the little rural towns and colourful Venetian architecture, while families can enjoy water sports and activities along the golden stretches of sand and shingle. Explorers will find plenty of history, as well as national parks full of beautiful landscapes.
The Istrian Riviera has been in the hands of many empires, giving it Roman ruins, colourful Venetian architecture and a Mediterranean style which are all just waiting to be discovered. The town of Rovinj showcases all of this spectacular architecture, as well as offering luxury hotels and restaurants, friendly bars and chic rooftop terraces where you can relax and unwind. Explore the 17th Century palace or Heritage Museum or pick up gifts and souvenirs in one of the art shops.
Luxury holidays in Istrian Riviera offer the perfect blend of city and beach, as well as history and modern facilities. Its coastline boasts over 250 kilometres of golden sand and shingle where you’re sure to find your own secluded stretch. Alternatively, head to a Blue Flag beach backed by elegant beach bars and offering water sports and activity centres. For the ultimate secluded spots and beautiful rolling countryside, try island hopping to Cres, Krk and Rab, which are just off the coast.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holidays in Istrian Riviera and we’ll help you find the ideal property for your stay. Our Trusted Advisers are travel experts who will help you book one of our carefully selected hotels and ensure all the little details are taken care of. Stay at the Hotel Lone for luscious gardens filled with pine trees and a pretty swimming pool area or Hotel Monte Mulini for modern, elegant décor and views of the harbour below.
Flights from the UK to Pula airport on the Istrian Riviera take around 2 hours 10 minutes.
July and August are the hottest months (temperatures can reach into the mid-30s) and attract the most visitors. June, September and October are great months to visit, as crowds are smaller but the weather still tends to be warm and dry (spot on for sightseeing).
Tipping is becoming more commonplace in Croatia, especially in more upmarket establishments where around 10% has become the norm. In bars and more casual restaurants, just leave the coins in your change. At your hotel, tip porters and maids 15 kuna or so. Taxi drivers don’t expect a tip, but it’s a nice gesture to round up the fare.
The official language of Croatia is Croatian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.