18,000 Tourists Make Way to Istrian Peninsular for Easter Weekend
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
Traditionally it signals the start of the tourist season, and a wave of tourists have already started making their way to Croatia for the Easter holiday weekend…
The Istria peninsular, located in Croatia’s north-west, is a popular destination over Easter for tourists from neighbouring countries, and this year the Istria Tourist Board say that 18,000 tourists will be in the region this weekend.
“Because Easter falls two weeks earlier than last year, there will be fewer visitors to Istria this year, but regardless of that the number of bookings is still satisfying,” said the Director of the Istria Tourist Board Denis Ivošević, adding that Slovenes, Austrians and Italians are again the largest groups of tourists.
Last year, when Easter fell on 18-21 April, there were around 25,000 tourists in Istria, who created around 100,000 over night stays. 25 large hotels will be open this weekend with Rovinj, Poreč, Umag and Pula the most popular destinations this Easter in the peninsular.