Home » News » Region of Istria Setting New Tourism Records in 2016

Region of Istria Setting New Tourism Records in 2016

Poreč (photo: Poreč Open Air)

Poreč (photo: Poreč Open Air)

2016 continues to be a record-breaking tourist year in Croatia – and in particular for one region…

The largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea, Istria, keeps breaking tourist records this year. For the 7th day in a row the region has recorded 300,000 overnight stays. In the first 13 days of August Istria had 3.7 million overnight stays, which reflects both the length of stay and the number of visitors and is considered a key indicator for tourism statistics.

The first half of August in Istria has seen 150,000 more overnight stays than in the same period last year. The most visited destinations in the region have been Rovinj, Poreč and Medulin.

Rovinj (photo; CTB)

Rovinj – the most visited destination (photo; CTB)

Hoteliers and restaurant owners have been happy with how the season has panned out so far, saying that hotel rooms are full and restaurants have been extremely busy.

“In July there were 7 million overnight stays and I think this year in August we will hit 8 million, said Istria Tourist Board Director Denis Ivošević.

Zadar has also broken records

Zadar has also broken records (photo credit: Croatia From Above)

It is not just in the north of the country that is booming, Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, hit 1 million overnight stays earlier than anytime in its history.

Dubrovnik's famous walls set a new record (photo credit: Alex Ristoski)

Dubrovnik’s famous walls set a new record (photo credit: Alex Ristoski)

Dubrovnik’s famous walls have also broken records, as too has Dubrovnik and Split airports for arrivals.

Croatia is in the top 5 nations in the Mediterranean for tourism growth. Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy and Croatia are still experiencing growth, whilst France and Turkey have seen declines.

Share on:
5 / 5 (2 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Goran Višnjić Not Earning ‘a Cent’ for General Ante Gotovina Role

Croatia’s Hollywood actor Goran Višnjić has revealed that he will not earn ‘a cent’ for playing the part of General Ante Gotovina in the upcoming film ‘General’. Višnjić, who has appeared in a number of American and British films and television series since leaving Croatia to forge a career in Hollywood, is back in Croatia...

Pet Shop Boys to Play in Zadar this Summer

English electronic dance duo Pet Shop Boys will play in Zadar on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast for the first time this summer. Pet Shop Boys will play at Zadar at Jazine Open Air on 12 August 2017. It will be the band’s only concert in the region during their European tour and they will play tunes...

Gorski Kotar: 10 Things to Check Out

By Iva Ralica   Croatia is full of green scenery and that never goes out of style! When green turns into beautiful autumn colors , there is no better way to enjoy it than to visit the most forested part of Croatia – Gorski kotar. Settled in the middle of the country, it is one...

[PHOTO] 5-Star Resort Project on Island of Brač

A multi-million euro investment is set to see a 5-star resort built in the new tourist zone of Luke Bay located between Pučišća and Povlja on the island of Brač. The 5-star resort will span over 170,000 square metres and have 700 beds. According to Poslovni.hr the resort is set to open up 145 jobs...

[VIDEO] The Magical Watermill Village of Rastoke

Situated inland in the Central Croatian town of Slunj is the stunning little village of Rastoke. Rastoke is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls and flowing cascades along the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. The Korana river originates at Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke...

18,000 km Travel from New Zealand to Play a Rugby Match for Croatia

It is always a special moment to be selected to play your first international, and nothing would stand in the way of Joshua Brajkovic and Marin Altamirano in putting on the red and white checkers and representing Croatia at rugby for the first time – not even 18,000 km. Brajkovic, from New Zealand, and Altamirano...