On the beaches of Istria

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Croatia is primarily rocky and rocky beaches along the Adriatic Sea. Their great advantage is cleanliness and a beautiful, crystal sea. The largest green oasis in the northern Adriatic is the Istrian peninsula - over 35% of its area is covered by forests. In this area, the sea is green and turquoise.

Istria, like the whole of Croatia, can pride itself on a centuries-old history. In the past, the Romans, Venetians and even the Habsburgs ruled there. When visiting the peninsula, it is worth seeing the historical remnants of the reign of these powers. The city of Pula with an amphitheater from Roman times is one of the most interesting places in this region. It is worth visiting Poreč , the main attraction of which is the UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica . However, when looking for a picturesque beach , it is best to choose one of the stunning towns on the Adriatic.

In the shadow of the "Blue Flag"

"Blue Flag" is an international distinction awarded for exceptional care for ecology and protection of the natural environment. This designation can be used by beaches and marinas for one season, after meeting strictly defined criteria, and then they must apply for another award. The "Blue Flag" is a guarantee of exceptional cleanliness of the sea and beaches. Croatia has been at the forefront of this classification for a long time.


In recent years, the quality of water in Croatian bathing areas has been excellent or good in as many as 99% of the measuring points . On the Istrian peninsula, the Blue Flag beaches can be found in Fazana, Labin, Novigrad, Opatija, Poreč, Pula, Rovinj, Umag, and Vrsar .


The latter town is a small but very beautiful town, situated on the west coast of Istria, near the Lim Channel . Near Vrsar you will find all kinds of beaches - sandy, rocky and rocky.

The city beach is closest to Vrsar - about 500 meters from the center. It is a rocky, rocky and concrete place. This beach is also teeming with an intense social life and entertainment. There are many restaurants , bars, a sports center and a park for children.

Another beach close to Vrsar is Belvedere . Like the previously described city beach, Belvedere also has rocky and rocky ground. The naturist beach Koversada is also nearby. It is located in the Koversada Villas Natural Park . The "Blue Flag" is also flying there.

Camping Valkanela

When you want to take a break after exploring the attractions of Istria, it is worth finding comfortable accommodation. The family-run and comfortable Camping Valkanela is situated among gentle hills, shaded by trees, in a picturesque bay between Vrsar and Funtana.


The center is very large, it can accommodate up to 6,000 guests , it covers an area of about 56 ha. The campsite offers many amenities and attractions, and is close to the beach.

At Camping Valkanela, we can rent a comfortable holiday home with a kitchenette, air conditioning, bathroom and a covered terrace (with a hot tub or with sunbeds) or choose a plot with sanitary and electricity connections.

The resort has prepared attractions for guests of all ages. The youngest can take advantage of, among others from the playground (including the water) , there is a trampoline or a mini club waiting for them, where care for children is provided by experienced animators. On the other hand, a special meeting club and a disco have been prepared for young people.

The campsite is an ideal place for recreation enthusiasts of active leisure . There you can practice water sports (e.g. canoeing) , play tennis or go on a bike trip and admire the amazing scenery. After this effort, you can relax in the swimming pool.

Camping Valkanela has a very rich gastronomic background. There is an exclusive restaurant , a bar (ideal for quick snacks) or a pizzeria much appreciated by guests. An additional convenience is the well-stocked mini market . The camping has facilities for the disabled (WC, showers). The Valkanela Resort is the perfect place to relax for a few days in comfort and set off on a further exploration of Croatian attractions and amazing beaches.

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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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