Istria is a Croatian peninsula rich in historical, cultural and natural sights. Although the coast of this peninsula is developed and at most interest to the tourists, it is important to know how and the inner part exudes in rich and important monuments.
Each of the places in the interior of Istria (Pazin, Buzet, Grožnjan, Hum, Motovun, Oprtalj, Roc, Žminj, Višnjan) carries its own story and its attractions important both for tourism and for the whole of Croatia.
Medieval towns, fabulous preserved nature, beautiful landscapes and other sights of central Istria will not leave anyone indifferent, and everyone who has visited these places will want to come back to enjoy.
Pazin is the administrative center of Istria County and Kaštela – medieval Pazin fortress is the biggest attraction of this town. For lovers of active tourism, a walking trail St. Simon. If you come to Istria in the summer months a small Istrian town of Grožnjan turning into a real artistic town with a variety of interesting content such as music academy for young people and dance, visual arts and drama workshops. If you go east, you will come to Motovun forest and Istrian health resort.
Even some of the special attractions in the interior of Istria: Hum the smallest town in the world, and historical heritage of the city Višnjana walls and the largest folk festival in Žminj, Učka Nature Park and the Lim bay.
These natural landmarks and sights in the interior of Istria you should not miss if you visit the peninsula.