Where is the Istrian peninsula?
Istria, Serbo-Croatian Istra, triangular peninsula that is part of Croatia and Slovenia. It extends into the northeastern Adriatic Sea between the Gulf of Venice (west) and the Gulf of Kvarner (east). The peninsula has an area of 1,220 square miles (3,160 square km).
Are there sandy beaches in Croatia?
One of the best sandy beaches can be found in the Manestra Bay between Dramalj and the Kacjak peninsula. Other sandy beaches near Crikvenica are Balustrada beach and Crni Molo beach. The beaches offer plenty of facilities such as water sports, bars and sunbed and parasol rental.
Does Istria have good beaches?
The many beautiful beaches in Istria make the northernmost peninsula of Croatia one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. On many beaches, the Blue Flag, a certificate for top sea quality and best facilities, is waving – another reason why so many people love to visit the beaches of Istria.
For more than a century — from 1814 until the end of World War I, Croatia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Following a brief return to Italy after the war, it was folded into the new nation of Yugoslavia in 1929.