The 10 most beautiful places in the region
The clear blue water lining the coastline contrasts with the green inland, the unspoilt nature, clean beaches and picturesque fishing harbours. Majestic mountains and acropolis towns complete the backdrop. Istria - the largest peninsula in Croatia, which together with Kvarner Bay forms a vast region around the city of Pula, is usually crowd-free even in summer. The distances between the islands are greater and it's quite windy. Experienced sailors can make longer crossings.