ISTRIA WINE REGION PHOTO
The western most region of Istria is the Adriatic Sea’s largest peninsula and features rolling hills and valleys, hilltop villages, vineyards and olive groves. As the world’s 2nd best olive oil region, it is a gourmet destination and also boasts the Istrian forests boast three sorts of black truffles, as well as the big white truffle. Those traveling in Fall are in luck as Truffle hunting season runs from October–December.
Another notable product from Croatia is its award-winning olive oil production, with olives being a symbol of Istria since circa 50 AD. The region of Istria has been a top olive oil growing region for decades producing with some of the finest award-winning olive oils in the world. Their status as a top producer of olive oils was recognized by Flos Olei, the only extra virgin olive oil world guide, which included 77 oils from Croatia, 11 more than last year, with two hailing from the Dalmatia region, and 75 from Istria in their guide.
With so much to choose from, Croatia is a destination that should be on everyone’s radar – no matter what age or interest – from culture, history, epic food adventure, old world European charm, or relaxing and enjoying an easy Mediterranean holiday — there’s always something for everyone who visits.