Once again, Istria is a star in the global travel. The reputable internet portal The Joys of Travelling included Istria in its list of the best tourist destinations in 2012!
Istria was described as "Croatian Tuscany" which exceeds the stunning beauty of so many overcrowded and overpriced spots around the Mediterranean basin. Apart the beautiful nature, they are also praising the infrastructure, especially the roads, which they call small, yet well maintained, and claim that that while you are driving, not a kilometre goes by that one doesn’t see something interesting. "The cities of Umag and Rovinj are particularly beautiful and worth a good tour, Porec and Pula are the most popular resorts on the coast as well. Other cities not to far inland can enchant the heart of a traveller too...".
Along the text, the web page also contains the video clip „Istria - a Hidden Gem of the Adriatic“ which was filmed when the authors of this article visited Istria. It presents the Lim Channel, Rovinj, Bale, Savudrija and many other Istrian locations and hotels, as well as the local customs. The text is also accompanied by photos which show the beauty of the Istrian region.
The Joys of Traveling:
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.