A drive in the scenic countryside will reward you with enchanting places to visit and explore. In comparison to touristic Dalmatia in the south, Istria is an undiscovered gem. The charming hilltop towns are typical for the region and boast spectacular views. If you want to enjoy breathtaking vistas that stretch all the way to the sea, take a tour of Istria’s hilltop towns.
Istria is a fantastic destination for food-lovers; try wine-tasting in family-run vineyards, go truffle-hunting in the forests or dine in rural establishments where the produce is grown and cooked on the on the premises by the family.
Discover the Istrian riviera as well as the region’s valleys, mountains and forests on a Croatia multi-centre holiday. Or take a Croatia luxury cruise around the Kvarner Islands to explore the coast of the Istrian peninsula.
Read on for our favourite Istrian hilltop towns and villages.