With the diversity of nature and the many hidden coves, century old towns and harbors, one should not miss visiting this small piece of paradise named Istria. The view of the biggest Croatian peninsula is splendid with white-topped mountains, lush wheat fields, valleys, vineyards and Olive Groves on hillsides, and, finally the sea.
While sailing through the waters of Istra and Kvarner Bay, on top of it there is a good chance of seeing dolphins, one of the rare mammals that permanently inhabit the Adriatic. If you are sailing through Cape Kamenjak, you might just come across the last Mediterranean monk seal.
Istra & Kvarner have a lot to offer as a land of a hundred islands, islets and docile bays.
Apart from the Brijuni Islands, the only national park in Istria, there are six different categories of natural heritage under protection. The mountain massif of Učka, Motovun-Montona Forest and Kontija Forest, six forest parks and five botanical nature sights all these waiting for you to uncover them.
For sailors the most interesting part of Istria is National Park Brijuni with its 14 islands covering an area of 736 square hectares presents a unique play of nature that brings together remarkable animal species and rare and rich flora all at one place. It ranks as one of the loveliest archipelagos in the Mediterranean.