If you appreciate good food and wine, Istria has an abundance of hotspots where you can indulge in unforgettable gourmet experiences. You will also have an opportunity to feast your eyes on the stunning panoramic scenery of this less-explored area of Croatia, as you explore new taste sensations and homemade delicacies.
You can combine your trip to the Istria Peninsula with a fantastic Croatia cruise. On board our small ship cruises, there are just 40 passengers, all of whom will enjoy gourmet, three-course meals everyday. Find out more about our Croatian cruises here >
Situated in the countryside, Bale (or Valle) is a charming small town with Roman origins. Villa Meneghetti is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and boasts refined décor, a relaxing ambience and complete privacy. You’ll have an opportunity to sample amazing sweet wines, and produce that comes directly from the farm. Homemade delicacies like goat cheese ravioli with orange sauce are also on the menu.
To work off those extra calories there are indoor and outdoor pools, bikes, and hiking equipment available on site.
Fabulous Fazana is situated on the coast. The neighbouring Brijuni Isles are famous for their natural beauty and historic sights. Take a ferry trip and explore the 13th century St. Mary’s Church, the ruins of a Bronze Age settlement and the Byzantine palace. Over 200 dinosaur footprints were discovered here!
On return to Fazana, dinner at Alla Beccaccia is not to be missed. Feast on the fresh calamari and octopus salad or the catch of the day whilst admiring the magnificent views.