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October 29, 2008

Travel to Rovinj - Croatia: a day trip from Krk Island

Posted in: Croatia travel and places to visit

Rovinj CroatiaThe Croatian town of Rovinj is a lover’s paradise, known for its romantic allure. Situated along the Adriatic Coast in Istria, Croatia’s Tuscany, it’s no wonder that tourists love Rovinj beaches. The sea is a predominant attraction in Rovinj, and you’ll notice that the harbour is dotted with architecture that depicts the importance fishing has on the land. If you are taking a one day trip from Krk Island to Rovinj, you’ll want to take time to visit the beaches. As every couple in love can attest, there is nothing more wonderful then spending a day enjoying the beauty of the Mediterranean’s natural splendor. Rovinj has many natural wonders and attractions and it should be noted that naturists frequent many of Rovinj’s beaches.

Apart from the many beaches, Rovinj is also a wonderful location for diving. The shipwrecked Baron Gautsch continues to be a popular attraction for diving enthusiasts. Fishing is also a popular attraction and there are many boats available for rent.

If you plan your visit during the summer, you may wish to attend one of the fishermen fiestas. These traditional folk events consist of authentic music, fresh fish, and displays of local art. The fiestas are typically held on Saturday nights, so be sure to check your schedule and plan your trip accordingly.

Breathtaking scenery and architecture

You’ll find that Croatia is home to some of the most breathtaking scenic views and many of these are located in Rovinj. The Rovinj Islands are revered for their exquisite coastline and pristine Alpine Forest. The Zlatni rt Forest Park is a breathtaking natural wonder that must be visited. You’ll see some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful woods and plants including cypress, pine, and cedar.

Bird watchers will enjoy viewing the collection of birds that frequent the Palud Marsh and the Dvije Sestrice Islands. Due to the rich blend of vegetation, many birds use the island for nesting.

If you’d like to view some impressive architectural structures, you won’t be disappointed. First on the list is the Old Town in Rovinj. An enchanting town filled with interesting architecture that depicts times past. The ancient seven gates that surround the town will surely impress you. Balbijev Luk is the formal entrance into the city and is the main gate.

The Church of Saint Euphemia is a grand structure that is the main focal point in the town. The bell tower is the central attraction and is admired by all. You’ll also want to visit the Franciscan Monastery, which was built during the eighteenth century. The Castle on the Island of St. Andrija has become a hotel and is a wonderful attraction.

Many of the scenic wonders found close to Rovinj include the Limska Draga Fjord, a canyon formed from karst that is declared one of Croatia’s most beautiful geological landmarks. Since karst natural wonders are abundant in Croatia, you won’t be surprised to learn that one of the most unique karst formations is located in Rovinj. The Fantasy Quarry has been revered world wide for its amazing karst structures and formations. Visit, relax, enjoy!


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