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boats docked in the Pula region of Istria
Locals take respite from Istria’s bustling Pula region at surrounding lakesides, where summer boaters dock their pontoons. Photograph by Vincent J. Musi
Istria TravelWise

In TRAVELER magazine’s September issue, veteran travel writer Jan Morris guides you through Istria, Croatia’s, main coastal cities and interior locales, including Draguc, Hum, and Buzet. Here, we offer the best links for travel information on Istria.

Read about five day-trips in Istria well worth a visit.

Basics

Entering Istria
World Travel Guide
Essential information on how to enter Croatia and apply for visas

Getting There
World Travel Guide: International Travel
Information on nearby airports, including Web sites and distance from the city—plus, details on sea, rail, and road travel

Lonely Planet
How to get to and get around Croatia

Making Telephone Calls
World Travel Guide: The Basics
Lists the country and international dialing codes

Hrvatski Telekom
Information on local telephone services and operations

Determining Time Difference
Noonsite.com
General information about Croatia, including time zones

Checking Weather Forecasts
Wunderground Weather Forecast
See current aerial weather maps—plus, links to three-day forecasts by region

The Weather Channel
Get a five-day weather forecast for Croatia

Essentials

Where to Eat
Infoistria.com: Restaurants
Details on restaurants that are organized by location

Croatian National Tourist Board
Details on the cuisine of Istria and the Kvarner region

Where to Stay
World Travel Guide: Accommodations
A list of hotel accommodations, with links to their sites

HotelsCroatia.com
How to find cheaper accommodations in Istria

Hotels & Apartments Catalog in Istria
Information on hotels and apartments in Istria

Camping Sites in Istria
The lowdown on camp sites throughout Istria

How to Get Around
Visit Croatia: Traveling Around
Transportation tips and information for car, bus, train, airplane and boat travel

Things to Do

Attractions
Lonely Planet
Listings of and details on attractions, organized by city

Lonely Planet
Biographical sketches on off-the-beaten-path cities in Croatia

Cultural Activities
Events in Istria
A searchable database for events in Istria that covers the entire year

Nightlife & Entertainment Venues
Infoistria: Entertainment
Photographs and information on clubs and bars in Istria

Infoistria: Taverns
Photographs and information on local taverns

Recreation Links
Istria.Net: Programs and Activities
Links for information on sports and activities that range from parachuting to rafting

World Travel Guide: Sport & Activities
Lists various sports and outdoor activities

Travel Resources

Currency Converter
World Travel Guide: Money
Information on the money system—plus, a chart of conversion rates from the last year

Croatian National Bank
Up-to-date exchange rates between currencies worldwide

Language Tools
TravLang
How to learn basic words and phrases in various foreign languages, including Croatian

Map Links
World Travel Guide: Maps
A printable map of Croatia

Media

Newspapers
Hina News Line
A news site, available in English and Croatian, that provides stories on subjects ranging from pop culture to local politics

HR Sports: Sports Internet Magazine
An online sports site, available in English, that offers local soccer news and game results in Croatia

Latest Croatian News
How to find out the latest news in Croatia

Travel Guides

For More Information
Istria.Net: Istria and its People
Information on archaeological discoveries and history

Visit Croatia: Smart Tips
Tips for traveling in Croatia, including how to save money, when to grocery shop, and which naturist beaches to pick


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