Croatia's oldest resort has a grandiose charm that echoes an era when Hapsburg emperors vacationed here. There are beautiful parks, graceful old Austrian villas and lovely fountains. The location, at the foot of Ucka Mountain, on the eastern coast of Istra, is enhanced by a temperate climate and year-round cultural offerings that include concerts, operas and art exhibits, as well as sporting events. A walk along the coastal promenade, held to be the loveliest on the Adriatic, is sure to inspire a stop at one of the panoramic terrace restaurants or belle epoque cafes to savor some of the area's seafood treats and sip the local malvasia wine.
Currency in Croatia: Kuna (HRK)