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Rovinj Holidays at a glance
Rovinj is another walled Croatian Town built upon a small peninsula, its appears to look architecturally very similar to Dubrovnik and Porec - located on small peninsula, surrounded by sea with its historic centre modelled on Venice. Holidays to Rovinj are very popular among European tourists and in of the Croatia's top destinations.
The holiday resort of Rovinj is part of a city located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. This charming resort is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on the Adriatic coast with its Venetian architecture, beautiful harbour and bustling market area.
Who holidays in Rovinj?
Holidays in Rovinj are suited for those seeking to relax in resort with traditional charm.
Rovinj Holidays - Destination Profile
Holidays to Rovinj are a trip to one of the most picturesque towns in the Mediterranean. The town has bell tower and from the top you will discover the resorts splendour in all its glory. This charming resort offers Venetian architecture, a beautiful harbour and a bustling market area.
Rovinj has the appearance of a classic Mediterranean town and has developed into the most developed beach resort in Croatia. Holidays to Rovinj have a tantalising blend of the picturesque ambiance of the old town and the natural beauty of the dense pine forest.
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Rovinj Holidays - Things to see
Book a holiday to Rovinj and discover its wonderful history, the area has a numerous cultural and historical monuments.
Rovinj Heritage Museum: The museum is housed in the Baroque Palace and has rooms dedicated to showing off the areas archaeology, maritime history, art produced by renaissance and com temporary local artists.
Aquarium: Found in 1891 the aquarium is part of the Ruder Boskovic Institutes Centre for Maritime Research.
Church of St Euphemia: The church's bell tower is a striking sight and was originally modelled on St Mark's in Venice. The church is dedicated to Christian martyr St Euphemia and contains his tomb, according to legend he mysteriously appeared offshore one dark and stormy night.
Balbi Arch: Erected in 1679 the arch is part of the town gate which was built to separate the warring factions. The wall is decorated with a Venetian head on one side and a Turkish head on the other.
Town Square: The square is very inviting with baroque houses, clock tower and fountain.
Grisia Street: The street is lined with art galleries and is the venue for the famous art fair held in August.
Things to do on a Holiday in Rovinj
If you're looking for active holidays in Rovinj there is plenty to do, activities during Rovinj holidays include:
- Watersports including diving, sailing, surfing and kayaking
Rovinj Holidays Excursions
Make your holidays to Rovinj extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-
Istra Tour: See the best of the region from the comfort of your air conditioned coach. Roman amphitheatre in Pula, countryside adorned with hilltop towns and vineyards cascading to the foothills. Fine day full of history and Tuscan like scenery.
Venice: Unique opportunity to see 2 countries in only one holiday! Venice needs no particular introduction with its world famous gondolas, St Mark¿s square, Murano glass factory, shopping or well known Italian soft ice cream. Whatever your choice, you are sure to have an unforgettable day!
Plitvice Lakes: Protected by UNESCO this is one of the rare sights of exquisite natural beauty. Succession of 16 lakes connected with foaming waterfalls and enveloped by dense virgin forests. A sight not to be missed!
Postojna Caves and Lipizza Horses: Nature's most amazing creations! Discover secret cave passages that have existed there for millions of years but have never resisted human curiosity. Enjoy the performance of pure blooded Lipizzaner horses. Ideal opportunity for country hopping (and who knows, you might just pick up some great ideas for your future holidays).
Fish Picnic: Relax on leisurely cruise and top up the sun tan. Enjoy a simple lunch of grilled fish washed down with local wine. Admire the coastline and islands from a different angle and take a dip in warm Adriatic sea.
Brijuni Islands: Famous for archaeological findings and unique natural beauty, Veli Brijun island has been attracting world's elite for a great number of years - from politicians to film stars they've all been there. So how about you?
Zagreb: Visit capital of Croatia with its avenues, parks, galleries and monuments. Cross over from typical Mediterranean coastal scenery to continental mountains densely forested to reach the cultural and political heart of the country. A 'capital experience'.
For further information and to secure your place on all the above excursions, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.
Eating/Drinking During Rovinj Holidays
Varieties of cuisines are available to those taking holidays in Rovinj, the resort has a number of restaurants serving everything from traditional Croatian cuisine to pizza.
Summer is the best time for visitors to take holidays in Rovinj where the town comes to life during a Festival (Festa Party) with open air concerts. Besides that kind of party, for those who prefer the peaceful holiday in Rovinj there are concerts of classical music in the Franciscan Monastery.
The nightlife in Rovinj is as relaxing or frenetic as you want there are numerous cafe bars where you can sit back and enjoy a tipple. The amphitheatre is a popular venue for cabaret shows, national and international performers. The resort also has a number of vibrant bars and clubs where you can dance into the early hours.
Getting Around on Rovinj Holidays
Rovinj is linked to the rest of Croatia by an excellent network of roads. Trains connect the town to Pula.
The area of Rovinj can easily be explored by car, which can be a rewarding experience as the surroundings offer plenty of natural beauty and other historic attractions. Distances between major cities and towns are relatively short.
Rovinj Holidays Shopping
In the city centre of Rovinj there are many shops, boutiques and art galleries. Popular items purchased by those taking holidays in Rovinj include:-
- Gold jewellery
- Locally produced art, brandy, honey and truffles.
Rovinj Holidays - Beaches
To the south of the harbour in Rovinj there is the Punta Corrente parkland which has paths that meander through the forests that lead to the rock and pebble beaches. The paths are very well maintained and are great for cycling and if you head towards the Palud Ornithological reserve there are are large number of beaches ideal for swimming.
The beaches located in the west of this area are popular and are quite busy, if you seeking more private and less populated beaches head to Skarabe Cape where you will fine a gorgeous flat stone beach ideal for sunbathing
To make swimming more enjoyable and appealing to everyone the Rovinj local authority has covered a number of beaches with fine sand like gravel. These beaches can be found in Kuvi Bay and Lone Bay and are well very popular among tourists. The areas surrounding beaches offer additional services such as showers, changing rooms, cafes and and bars.
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