Istria Beaches Blog

Some random thoughts and jottings from the world of Istria Beaches


Follow in the footsteps of Casanova to Trieste

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Savudrija, a bit of background and more on Lighthouses

A bit more about Savudrija and its Lighthouse for holiday accommodation with a difference.

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Blue Flag Beaches in Istria

A good number of Blue Flag Beaches in Istria.

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The Lanterna Peninsula

everything under the sun on the Lanterna Peninsula, beaches,activities - best choice for beach holidays

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Novigrad, Istrian fishing village, with marina, watersports and more!

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Porec, historic town and a fun place to be!

Porec, history and hedonism mixed with beaches, watersports and great activities

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musings on Trieste

submersibles and sex scandels, assorted musings from Trieste.

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Caves and Dantes Inferno

deep underground, the inspiration for Dantes Inferno

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Umag Blue Flag Beaches

For family fun, watersports, naturist beaches and party-time, think Umag and North-west Istria beaches.

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Umag, sea, sun and everything for a great holiday experience!

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more musings on Trieste

Steam Train Museum, WW1 Sea-planes and more assorted musings from Trieste

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Istria-beaches photos of Trieste

istria beaches photo gallery, Trieste to Barcola

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travel to Istria, Croatia by train

Train Travel to Istria, Croatia. The alternative to flying.

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Strunjan Spa and Health Resort

Good Value medical treatment while on Holiday in Strunjan

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Strunjan Beach Resort

Strunjan, another hidden Blue Flag gem

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Savudrija, beaches, windsurfing and an antique lighthouse.

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check this out, Portoroz, a sandy Istria beach holiday.

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Attractions and Sightseeing in Porec

Porec, more than just a picturesque town, beaches and beautiful blue sea...

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The beaches at Porec

Naturist beach, family beach, watersports or party-beach? It's your call at Porec, Croatia.

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Piran Photo Gallery

take in the views of Piran, Tartini Square, and where the Venetian's mistress lived.

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History of Piran

Piran, visited for millennia, see why here.

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Magical Piran, soak up the atmosphere

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Novigrad Sports and Activiites

Novigrad, beach and activity holidays, sail and jet-ski here

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Portoroz Marina

The Marina at Portoroz

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Google Map of Istria. plan your holiday to the beaches of Istria.

Travelling to Istria? The map of istria is ideal for checking the many beach resort locations in Istria, relative to the holiday destination airport, ferry-port or Train station.

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Beyond the Lanterna Peninsula

The Lanterna Peninsula, explore Tar and Vabriga a bit further inland - and underground!

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Izola, an Istria beach resort slightly under the radar?

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Istria beaches, sunshine holidays on the beautiful Adriatic coast.

A look at 400kms of Istrian coastline, it's holiday resorts and Blue-Flagged Istria beaches.

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Funtana - fun times beach holiday!

Camping right beside the warm Adriatic Sea at Funtana

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Flights to Istria

Flights to Istria and the beaches, get there first!

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Ferry crossings to Istria beaches

Arrive in style, start your Adriatic holiday with a ferry crossing!

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Off the beaten track in Istria, to Cervar-Porat.

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Umag Beach Bars

non-stop beach party town

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Ankaran, secluded, but accessible

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Istrian Beauties Contest

Saturday 11th August to 15th August various concerts hosted at the Amphitheatre Auditorium at Portoroz, with Sunday 12th seeing the

MISS SLOVENIA, MISS ALPE ADRIA beauty contest.Portoroz, resort, holiday, beach holiday, Istria, beaches, beauty contest, nudist

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Techno at Izola this summer

Visiting Techno DJs at the Embassy of Gavioli, Izola this summer...Petar Dundov techno, Eddie F, Aney F, Musique Electronique, Tomy DeClerque, Sputnik, Alexandre Banero and Miss K

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Hello! magazine recommends Piran, Istria.

We're not alone in loving Piran - see menu on left - check out why Piran heads 'Hello! magazine' list of Mediterranean resorts here:

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Travel Update

Just a quick note for those driving to the Istrian Coast to suggest checking road conditions, as the 'Bora' wind is gusting up to 90mph / 140kph.

This is causing some disruption to ferry services, with some queues to be expected.

For those travelling past Istria, the high winds are also fanning a series of forest fires farther south.The current wind is expected to last until this Thursday, 26th July.

Not all bad news though, ideal conditions for experienced windsurfers & kitesurfers!

List of Contents on Istria Beaches

The full list of Istria beaches site content.

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More wine? Malvasia Wine Festival. 18th - 20th May. Porec

Tasting, promotion and sale of Malvazija wines from Istria and Italy at promotional prices.

Take pleasure in the aromas and tastes of the Mediterranean.

Antiques and Numismatics Fair. 18th May & 25th May. Porec

International exhibitors of antiques (furniture, paintings, timepieces, jewelry, silver and porcelain, ethno collections, etc.).

Spring Break 4. Porec 17th May - 20th May

Another Spring break - 'nuf said.Town: Poreč

ESDU World Dance Masters - Dancestar 2012. 16th - 20th May. Porec

Dance, Theatre, & Performance

Fishermen's Festival. 11th May. Vrsar Waterfront.

A traditional folk festival celebrated by the entire town.Learn about Istrian folklore and traditions accompanied by an entertainment program featuring various games and music as well as food!The unmissable culinary delights of seafood specialties.

Antiques fair 11th May in Porec

International exhibitors of antiques (furniture, paintings, timepieces, jewelry, silver and porcelain, ethno collections, etc.).

Wine tasting - Vinistra. 11th-13th May 2012

Events type: Food and Wine in Porec.

The purpose of the exhibition is wine quality testing. Other different off-program events make for more interest.

Vinistra has become the major exhibition of this kind in Croatia and its ever growing significance is confirmed by the numbers of exhibitors coming from not just the whole of Croatia but also from abroad.

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Spring Break 3

Spring Break! Izola

(see also Spring Breaks 1 & 2 below)

Izola, Slovenia. Right on the Adriatic Coast.

FETCH THE VIBE represents a premiere on 5th May 2012 @ Embassy of Gavioli * IZOLA in Slovenia!


Cult DJ, hit by 'Sky & Sand' & face movie 'Berlin Calling'

After more than 15 years as a DJ, live act and producer/author of five albums and a pile of EP's themed on Berlin minimalism, cilminating in a superb depiction of a fallen celebrity DJ Ickarusa in the now cult film "Berlin Calling".

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Spring Break 2 - Umag, Croatia

Spring Break! Umag

27th April to the 2nd May 2012 at Umag and Rovinj

5 days, 4 nights

100 performers in 4 arenas

beach party.

boat party.

after show parties ....

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Spring Break 1 - Izola, Slovenia.

Spring Break!

GOLDEN DAYS Izola, Slovenia.

On the Slovenian Coast.

Prepare for the spring to the rhythms of classic techno, house and progressive DJ sets,

The main arena will be wiping vinyl techno masters as Golden Days Gavioli Embassy invite you to yet another memorable visit to Izola, at the Slovenian coast 14th April, 2012.

The music will be mixed for you Czech prima donna Lucca, Peter Dundov - new album "Ideas from the Pond" - Psycho, Sputnik, Virgin Helena, Crazy Lemon, Joe Montana and Eddie F.

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