Spending a single night in Istria is merely a taste of the rich feast that awaits. Surrounding Blu Mare Hotel, a world of possibilities beckons. Immerse yourself in the charm of the surroundings with our curated list of must-visit gems.

Discover the enchanting allure of Istria – Terra Magica, where history, natural wonders, and exquisite culinary experiences blend seamlessly. With stunning coastlines, captivating inland landscapes, and hiking adventures, Istria promises to fulfill your every holiday desire.

Home to famed truffles, renowned olive oils, and wines, Istria’s treasures extend to its delightful fish, spectacular oysters, and traditional cheeses from goats grazing in scenic fields. The region proudly hosts the Boškarin, a unique cow found exclusively here.

Amidst resilient history and diverse cultures, Istria’s tapestry weaves a rich narrative, shaped by Romans and countless rulers. Every visit leaves an indelible mark on this magical land, creating the vibrant Istria we celebrate today. Come, experience the enchantment of Istria – a captivating destination like no other.


Wander through Novigrad’s cobbled streets, where skilled craftsmen brought history to life through well-preserved medieval walls offering panoramic views. Delve into the Novigrad Lapidarium, a treasure trove of ancient wonders and step into St. Pelagius and St. Maximus Church, a baroque gem with a history dating back to the 6th century.

Elegance takes center stage at Rigo Palace, an 18th century masterpiece housing the Novigrad Heritage Museum. Every stone echoes the town’s captivating stories, inviting you to explore its rich history and artistic wonders.

Novigrad unfolds its timeless secrets, beckoning you into a world of enchantment!


Step into Poreč, a treasure trove of history with the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica, boasting Byzantine mosaics from the 6th century. Explore narrow cobblestone streets, lined with historic buildings, inviting you to uncover local shops, cafés and restaurants.

Nature lovers, venture into Baredine Cave for stunning underground formations, including stalactites, stalagmites and an underground lake. Poreč hosts cultural events, music festivals and celebrations throughout the year, offering a vibrant cultural experience. Immerse yourself in Poreč’s rich tapestry of history and festivities!


Wander through Rovinj’s Old Town, a captivating maze of colourful streets, art galleries and quaint shops, inviting you to delve into the town’s rich history and culture.

Ascend to panoramic heights at St. Euphemia’s Basilica, a baroque gem offering views of the Adriatic Sea from its bell tower. Grisia Street, the artistic heart of Rovinj, pulsates with vibrant galleries and studios, creating an inspiring atmosphere for art enthusiasts. Near the Old Town, Monte Beach beckons with crystal-clear waters, providing a serene haven for sunbathing and swimming along the Adriatic coastline.

Rovinj promises a perfect blend of history, art and coastal bliss!


Embark on a journey into Lim Fjord, a picturesque bay that unfolds a breath-taking natural landscape, inviting you to discover its wonders through boat tours and indulge in seafood dining amid pristine surroundings.

Dramatic cliffs, lush greenery and crystal-clear waters define Lim Bay, creating a mesmerizing contrast that guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Embark on boat tours to explore the bay’s natural beauty, learn about its rich biodiversity and soak in stunning views of cliffs and forests.

Renowned for fresh seafood, especially oysters and mussels cultivated in pristine waters, Lim Bay offers a unique gastronomic experience. Local restaurants serve delicious seafood dishes next to this natural masterpiece.


Discover the medieval charm and cultural allure of Motovun and Grožnjan, two nearby hilltop towns.

Motovun, surrounded by lush vineyards and truffle-rich forests, boasts well-preserved medieval architecture, ancient city walls and stunning views of the Mirna River Valley.

Grožnjan, known as the ‘’Town of Artists’’, houses a vibrant artistic community with galleries, studios and workshops showcasing local and international works. Wander cobbled streets, enjoy panoramic views and immerse yourself in the creative atmosphere. Grožnjan is a host to cultural events and music festivals, adding to its artistic allure.

Embark on a journey through history and creativity, where the magic of Motovun and Grožnjan awaits to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your heart.


Embark on a culinary odyssey in Istria, where food transcends mere sustenance and becomes a journey for both body and soul. From comforting traditional dishes to experimental fine dining, Istria’s gastronomic scene is a celebration of diverse tastes.

World-renowned awards adorn Istrian restaurants, alongside hidden gems preserving Nonna’s legacy of love-infused family recipes. Each bite invites you into Istria’s extended family, an integral part of the gourmet experience.

Olive oil, truffles, traditional pastas, exquisite cheeses, and treasures from the sea await your palate. Paired with local wine, each moment becomes a sensory delight, promising unforgettable memories.

In Istria, every dish tells a story, making every meal a celebration of life’s rich tapestry.


In Istria, the story of wine unfolds in the earth itself. With four unique soil types – black, white, grey and red – this region nurtures a diverse terroir, the secret behind its globally celebrated wines.

Malvazija, a crisp white wine, embodies Istrian winemaking, while Teran, its rich red counterpart, garners accolades, a testament to the artistry of local winemakers.

Journey through Istria’s vineyards, each winery offering a unique ambiance, from family warmth to modern sophistication or rustic charm. In Istria, where the roots run deep, every sip reveals the truth ‘’In vino veritas’’.

Cheers to the authentic stories in every Istrian glass!


Under the embrace of the Mediterranean sun, Istria’s olives thrive in rich soil, nurtured by centuries-old traditions and a touch of love in every drop. This isn’t just about gold medals or global acclaim; it is about winning the hearts of those who savor the authenticity of Istrian olive oil.

A variety of unique olive oils, each with its special charm, promises to captivate even the most discerning palates. Step into Istria’s olive groves and presses, where the art of olive oil tasting transforms into a magical journey.

Immerse yourself in the essence of this golden elixir, a testament to Istria’s commitment to creating an unparalleled olive oil experience.


Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Istria with an extraordinary biking adventure.

Whether you are a professional or a biking enthusiast, choose from over 20 trails, spanning from 8km to 150 km. These trails offer a diverse exploration of Istria, covering inland and seaside terrain, showcasing archaeological and cultural sites and traversing the Istrian wine roads.

Whether you prefer a solo journey or a group expedition, the possibilities are endless and the choice is yours to make.


Spanning over 81 000 m2 and just 5km from the seashore, Istralandia is a waterworld extravaganza. Conveniently located on the Novigrad-Nova Vas highway exit, it promises a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.

With 20 different slides covering over 1,6km of tubes, Istralandia guarantees an adrenaline rush. From high and aslope slides for the brave to ruber boat adventures and the latest technology tube-slides, the variety is endless. Not to mention, it boasts the largest wave pool in this part of Europe.

Designed for families, Istralandia caters to children of all ages, offering a thrilling dose of adrenaline and fun at the children’s tower. Dive into a world of aquatic delight at Istralandia!