Umag – First tourist entrance to Croatia
The old town of Umag 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 for their seaside resort and connected it with the mainland.
The new part of Umag stretches for the most part along the coast from Katoro to Novigrad, where its main tourist capacities are located.
Apart from Umag, there are two more famous tourist destinations in this area – Savudrija 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 is the first Croatian tourist gate to / from Europe, 10 kilometers distance from the European highways.
Umag 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 as a tourist destination is particularly proud of.
The tourist mini train connects Umag with Katoro where a Roman archaeological finds can be visited.