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Istria, the biggest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea that borders with Slovenia and Italy, has been a popular coastal resort for wealthy elites since the 19th century. A Roman amphitheater in Pula where during the summer you can listen to some of the most famous names from the world of music, countless Roman buildings, many luxury 5-star hotels, splendid countryside villas, nudist beaches and lush Mediterranean vegetation are all part of an remarkable experience you will feel will when visiting Istrian coastline.
Yacht charter in Istria
If you’re thinking about a yacht charter in Istria than Pula is the best starting point for your sailing journeys. Pula’s position at the southwestern part of this heart-shaped peninsula allows you flexibility in planning your sailing itinerary, regardless of whether you have decided for a bareboat or skippered yacht charter.
Sail aboard your vessel and explore Istria’s west coast, with jewels such as National Park Brijuni, Rovinj, Vrsar, Funtana, Poreč, Novigrad, Umag or along the eastern side of the peninsula, making a stop on Kvarner Bay’s islands like the beautiful Krk, Rab, Pag, Cres and Lošinj.
Istria sailing season – April to October
The sailing season runs here from April to October. The peak of the season is reserved for July and August. Less crowded, but still warm are May, June, September and October. Regattas in Istria are held almost during the whole year, from late February till the beginning of December.
Istria will amaze you with their authentic cuisine (fresh seafood, prime white truffles, wild asparagus, top-rated olive oils and award-winning wines), experiences like biking, paragliding, rock climbing, diving and friendly people who will tell you amazing stories. Have a walk in beautiful narrow streets, eat in good quality restaurants and taverns, stay in apartment complexes, camps and nautical centres, swim in crystal-clear sea and relax on clean beaches. Istria is well-connected by road, sea, rail and air allowing anyone to visit these exceptional landscapes.
When observing the map of Istria, one would say that there are not many islands like in the southern parts of Croatia. That’s true but once you start sailing, you will be surprised with the number of small islands and hidden coves and bays. They will provide you ideal spot for swimming and chilling, while some can be used as a safe overnight anchorage. Sailors can always come back to the mainland and moor in well-equipped marinas, as well as many anchoring areas, while enjoying the view of the charming Istrian coast.