Sea Star among the 10 best new festivals

At the official selection of the best European festivals, the European festival awards, from among more than 350 festivals from 35 countries, Umag's Sea star festival held in May was selected among the top ten in its category of Best new festival.

The Sea star festival found itself in the company of famous European festivals such as the German Wacken, the Belgian Cactusfestival and the Portuguese Waking life.

Winners are chosen by an audience from all over Europe together with a jury made up of prominent individuals from the festival industry world. The announcement of the winner will take place in the Netherlands, in Groningen on January 17, 2018.

The second edition of the Sea Star Festival will take place from the 24th until the 27th May 2018 in the Stella Maris resort.


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.