Lonely Planet chooses Istria among the world's top 10 regions to visit in 2011


Best in Travel 2011, a special edition of the prestigious guidebook Lonely Planet, elected Istria at the second place among the world's most interesting regions to visit.

Lonely Planet is the preferred guidebook trusted by numberous tourists worldwide on their travels. The philosophy saying 'All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!', published in the first number of the guidebook by Tony and Maureen Wheeler, the co-founders of Lonely Planet, is still driving this worldwide known brand.

'Best in Travel', is a selection of 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities worth of travel, to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences, chosen by the expert authors of the guide book. In this, sixth edition of 'Best in Travel', on 208 pages one can find detailed tips and advices about places and attractions worth to visit throughout the year.

Istria has been nominated by Anja Mutic, travel writer & blogger, Lonely Planet author, Croatia expert based in New York, also the author of the respective article about Istria, containing all the reasons to visit this particular part of Croatia and of the world. The guidebook, containing the advices where to travel in 2011, just published and very requested by the readers, at the end of this month will also be available in French.

The Tourism Board of Istria


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.