Istria and Kvarner region

ISTRIA AND KVARNER

Istria is the largest Croatian and Adriatic peninsula. Istria is the largest green oasis in the northern Adriatic. 
Along the coast and on the islands are dominated by pine forests and recognizable green macchia.
It is famous for its historic towns,  rich gastronomic offer which includes great wines , olive oils, truffles and attractive inland towns. 

The biggest nautical ports of Istria are Pula and Rovinj. Interesting places for sailing are Limski Channel, Brijuni Archipelago, towns Vrsar and Porec. National Park Brijuni, is also worth visiting because of its historical and natural heritage.

Kvarner or Kvarner Bay is a bay in the northeastern part of the Adriatic Sea, situated between Istria and the Croatian Mainland. Town Rijeka is the largest trade port in Croatia. Although not nautically interesting, Rijeka is a city known for its cultural manifestations. The largest islands of Kvarner Bay are Krk, Cres, Losinj, Rab and Pag.  This part of the Adriatic is particularly attractive for experienced sailors due to the steep and rocky coast and weather conditions, especially because of NE wind Bura that even reaches stormy force even in the summer. The biggest nautical port is Punat on Krk. 

The biggest commercial airport in this area is Pula airport.

If you think to charter a catamaran in Croatia must see places in Istria nad Kvarner are Poreč, Brijuni public park, islands Susak and Unije, island Cres, island Krk, Mali Lošinj town on the island of Lošinj, Rab on the island of Rab, island Ilovik and as far as possible south to the islands of Silba and Olib. Beginning ports for sailboats in this area are Pula, Krk and Rovinj. 

More tourist info find on:

Istria Tourist Board

Kvarner Tourist Board