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Istria as Your Top Destination in 2020


It’s the land of beautiful seaside with charming historical coastal towns. It’s the land of lovely countryside with magical hilltop towns. It’s the land of pleasant climate every season of the year, a great place for adventure, sports and gastronomic delights. It’s Istria - your number one destination for an excellent family holiday, romantic getaway or a perfect well-being retreat! Croatia’s largest peninsula continues to uphold the status of the most visited destination in the country and to receive accolades in the international media year after year: 

Top destination… year in year out

Top in 2020 - yet again! Istria has made it to the Yahoo’s list of travel recommendations for 2020 alongside several European as well as international destinations. Pointing out the beauty of the Istrian coast, Yahoo follows on other media which placed Istria among top travel spots in the past few years. 

For example, Lonely Planet, one of the leading authorities in the travel industry with an infinite number of travel guides and one of the most popular travel websites, included Istria on their list of top 10 European destinations in 2019 praising its appeal in entirety, both the coast and inland. Similarly, the authentic charm of Istria was recognized as one of the Next Great Destinations in the world by the influential Forbes  just a year before that, while the New York Times made a list of 52 travel destinations not to be missed in 2017 and Istria was among them. 

Highlighting specific elements of Istria

Truffles, boškarin beef, Savudrija sole fish, pilgrim scallop of Novigrad, authentic wine and olive oil, and the list goes on… Istrian cuisine is widely recognized as one of Istrian strengths due to its diversity and focus on local and seasonal food. After all, food festivals are held practically all year round celebrating the very best of Istrian gastronomy. It is no wonder then that the peninsula was praised as a top gourmet destination by the likes of Fodor’s Travel, CNN and Reader’s Digest, while more recently it has been celebrated as an excellent wine and even more so olive oil region. 

What can you expect in Istria in 2020?

Your perfect spot to bond with your nearest and dearest. To fully relax and reconnect with nature. To be active and keep fit. To delight in delectable delicacies. To indulge in some wellness time. To see the sights and discover the fascinating  stories of Istrian towns and villages. To watch and take part in numerous exciting events all year round. To do all of that in stunning surroundings, both on the coast and inland. After all, once Istria casts its unique spell on you, you will always want to go back, over and over again. 

For an unparalleled holiday experience, pick just the right accommodation in a town like Novigrad, which is conveniently located near numerous places of interest in addition to being a lovely coastal town itself. Whether you are a camping enthusiast or prefer a hotel, Aminess is your trustworthy partner and, besides offering great accommodation options with Aminess Maestral Hotel****, Aminess Laguna Hotel***, Aminess Sirena Campsite****, Aminess Maravea Camping Resort****, it is also your expert guide on the road of discovery through Istria.

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