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

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

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

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.