Istria is the most developed of the Croatian regions in terms of tourism due to its vicinity to Western Europe.
The peninsular is large and triangular, pointing into the Adriatic. Although the coast is less developed and built in the south of Croatia like in Dalmatia, it is an attractive region for holidays as it offers good facilities on the coast and has an interesting inland, which is largely unspoilt and gives an insight into Croatian culture.
As a border region with Italy and Slovenia, it has a rich cultural life, marked by the cultures that have lived it during many centuries. There is still a large Italian community there, and most Croats will know some words of Italian.
The region is famous for its varied cuisine. Seafood dishes are on offer, such as heavier inland cuisine and Italian dishes.
Enjoy your holiday in Croatia!