Rovinj is one of Istria's larger and more sophisticated resorts. Built around a charming, Venetian-built old town, the town sits on a headland and overlooks the picturesque harbour, guarded by the nearby St Katerina Island.
A holiday to Rovinj will see you spend hours wandering in the maze of narrow medieval streets admiring the stone and terracotta houses and 19th-century villas.
For more animation, a Rovinj holiday also offers colourful cafes and bars along the recently-built quayside. You'll also enjoy watching the fishermen bat away hungry gulls as they haul their catches into the harbour.
What is there to do in Rovinj?
Holidaymakers can explore the winding streets in the old town, modelled on Venice. Take in a visit to the local museum with art and archaeological exhibitions. Nature-lovers head to the aquarium and history buffs make a beeline for the St Euphemia church and Franciscan monastery.
Rovinj holidays are fantastic for water sports enthusiasts. Choose from water-skiing, windsurfing, parascending, sailing and pedalloes. For a more laid-back afternoon go fishing and there are plenty of sports for those who prefer to stay on land!
Eating out in Rovinj
The fresh, locally-caught seafood is particularly popular in Rovinj. Italian-style pizzas and grilled meats are also widely available in the cafes and restaurants on the harbour.
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Known by locals as the Blue Pearl of the Adriatic. Rovinj is a pretty harbour town with a unique charm. The beauty of the town is especially valued by artists who paint the most beautiful motifs of this town and exhibit them in Grisija, the street of artists.
A Rovinj holiday can be as energetic or relaxed as you make it. The regular market in the old town is a great place to pick up local trinkets and souvenirs, but a holiday to Rovinj isn't complete without a boat trip. Sail to a local island or resort along the coast for a change of scene and hit the shops or unwind in the sun at a barbecue.
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