Istrien

The Istrian peninsula stretches into the Adriatic Sea, between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Bay.

Its triangular shape allows for the presence of a pleasant mediterranean climate on the coast, while towards the inland the climate becomes more continental.

The diversity of landscapes and views is due to the morphology of the terrain and is dominated by three different types of terrain: white Istria, where there’s limestone and mountains; grey Istria, where the hilly landscape is madeof grey clay; and red Istria, where the dirt is red. Its rugged coastline is home, in the western part, to the largest places in Istria, well-known towns such as Umag, Poreč, Novigrad, Rovinj and Pula.

Each one exudes a halo of antiquity and history with its streets, houses and churches. Rovinj, “the pearl of the Adriatic”, whose profile stands out against the sky blue, slapped by the waves breaking on its rocks, is a midevil town with aromantic air. In the vicinity of Rovinj is the Lim channel, a valley 11.5 km long that is very reminiscent of the fjords in Scandinavia.

The indented coastline, especially in the eastern part, facing the Kvarner bay, consists of small inlets, bays and coves, many of which are more beautiful if viewed from the sea.

Rabac is situated on the east coast, already a tourist destination in the time of the austro-Hungarian Empire, and today is still renowned as a luxury destination, with its riviera, overlooked by villas, hotels and restaurants.

The whole coast offers many sport and physical activity mostly related to the water fishing. Istrian cusine should be mentioned for its renowned olive oils, truffles and for its wine, the malvasia and teran. To learn, discover and indulge your senses in this peninsula of the gods, the best method is to rent one of the boats (sailing boats or motor boats) that our charter provides.