Based on its results, Istria is the most successful Croatian tourist region. But its offer is also aimed at the business segment. Well-known tourist areas like the cities of Rovinj, Poreč, Pula, Umag, Novigrad, and Vrsar have been developing their MICE infrastructure for decades, and today they have a respectable offer. In addition to Rovinj, whose infrastructure is clearly aimed at the congress industry, there are also other cities that offer conference halls and other meeting facilities, confirming the reputation that they have acquired among congress organizers and the confidence that they have inspired among conference participants.
Spectacular cultural performances are also staged here, the most impressive of which, of course, are those that take place in the arena in Pula, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world, and a venue whose atmosphere is very difficult to match. Of the many notable Istrian monuments, we should point out the Euphrasian Basilica (also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary) in Poreč, one of the most beautifully preserved monuments of early Byzantine art, which is under the protection of UNESCO.
Istria is a region of rich colors, equally attractive on the coast, on its islands, and in its interior. It is known as an area that produces outstanding olive oil and wine. It has been recognized for the highest quality olive oil, and has been named as one of the 10 best European wine destinations. Istria is also acclaimed for its outstanding gastronomic offer. Truffle lovers will enjoy here the wonderful dishes prepared from delicacies for which the region is known far and wide.
Visitors will also enjoy the natural beauty and diversity. The Istrian hilltop towns, which have been revitalized and are today venues for cultural performances, are also popular resorts and excellent places for smaller business meetings, celebrations and incentives. Finally, on the beautiful island of Brijuni, known for its architecture and rich history, is Brijuni National Park.
Although it is known mostly for its coastline, Istria has for decades been systematically developing its agro tourist offer in the interior. Authentic buildings, a luxurious offer of villas and traditional gastronomy in the greenery of Istria - and still so close to the sea - a place for vacations, but also business meetings for people who are convinced that in the quietude of the Istrian interior business decisions can be wiser and agreements more successful and pleasant.
Simple, varied, and with many stories to tell, the Istrian congress offer is professional in every way. But it is also spirited and unique enough that work, success and satisfaction here are its common denominators.