Umag – First tourist entrance to Croatia

The old town of Umag-Umago is located on a small peninsula (which was once an island) on the north-western coast of Istria. It was built on the foundations of Roman archaeological ruins and it has preserved its network of narrow streets and a Medieval urban structure. Even the Romans proclaimed Umag-Umago o for their seaside resort and connected it with the mainland.

The new part of Umag-Umago stretches for the most part along the coast from Katoro-Catoro to Novigrad-Cittanova, where its main tourist capacities are located.

Apart from Umag-Umago, there are two more famous tourist destinations in this area – Savudrija-Salvore with its oldest lighthouse on the Croatian Adriatic Sea from the year 1826 and Lovrečica as a peaceful oasis for family vacations. Due to its geographical location, Umag-Umago o is the first Croatian tourist gate to / from Europe, 10 kilometers distance from the European highways.

Umag-Umago is also the first nautical gate from Central Europe to Croatia, located in an attractive bay with one of the most prestigious ACI marinas awarded with one of eleven Blue flags - the European standard for the cleanliness of beaches and marinas, Umag-Umago o as a tourist destination is particularly proud of.

The tourist mini train connects Umag-Umago o with Katoro-Catoro where a Roman archaeological finds can be visited.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

  • Best Beach Holiday Destination 2013

  • Istria Top Summer Food Destination 2013

The reputation of Istria has continues in 2015, as one of the world's top destinations after receiving numerous awards from leading travel guides like Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler. The Istrian peninsula is further praised by most tourist guides and journalists

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