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Nature Parks in Istria

Holidays in Croatia surrounded by nature

Istria is an area rich in natural attractions: archipelagos with fabulous sea, archaeological parks, unspoiled nature reserves and many other wonders to be discovered. Croatia is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to enjoy these beauties!

Brijoni National Park in Istria – Croatia

The archipelago is made up of 14 small islands surrounded by a fairytale sea. Isola Maggiore , the largest, is the only one open to tourists and offers splendid beaches, archaeological remains, a zoo safari, the possibility of practicing sport and an excellent gastronomic offer. The Isola Maggiore was the summer residence of Marshal Tito and still retains its splendor.

Vizula Archaeological Park in the Istrian Peninsula – Croatia

The Vizula peninsula , located near the heart of Medulin, is a place with a remarkable millennial past where the new multimedia archaeological park is now located. The traces date back from the Neolithic to the early Middle Ages. Vizula is known thanks to the discovery of one of the largest and most luxurious seaside residential villas in the Roman Empire, which demonstrates the richness of the decorations and the beauty of the mosaics.
Inside the park there are two bars, playgrounds, an adventure park, smart benches, an e-tree, a hot-spot, information panels (also in the Braille system) as well as a circular tactile map.

Premantura or Kamenjak Nature Reserve in Istria – Croatia

Premantura is a tourist village and is the gateway to the Kamenjak nature park.
Kamenjak nature reserve extends along the southern Istrian peninsula about 10 km from Pula . For lovers of nature and tranquility the natural park of Kamenjak offers strong emotions, in fact, we find a wide choice of enchanting coves and over 30 wonderful beaches.

Some beaches, such as Uvala Pinizule , are more suitable for families with children because they are easily accessible. On the beach there are small bars in the cool of a pine forest equipped with a barbecue. There are other beaches that are more difficult to reach, such as Uvala Radovica , but which are perfect for young couples looking for tranquility, peace and relaxation .

It can be accessed by car and motorbike by paying a ticket (at the price of € 5.00 or 35 kuna per day) while on foot and by bicycle the entrance is free.

Dinosaur Trail in Kamenjak Nature Park in Istria – Croatia

A fundamental stop for families with children is the “Dinosaur Trail” which is located in the Kamenjak Natural Park . This location is the only place in the entire Mediterranean where dinosaur remains have been found. Several fossilized dinosaur footprints have been found on the island of Brijuni and in Fenoliga (the island of dinosaurs) near Cape Promontore.