Lonely Planet - Best in Europe 2019
Lonely Planet as one of the most popular travel web site and guide publisher is a favourite source of content for many world travellers. For the seventh year in a row the renowned publisher has listed ten priority tourism destinations in Europe that should be in focus of the world travellers and Istria is in elite company gaining this year a prestigious acknowledgement Best in Europe 2019.
The Best in Europe 2019 list is made by Lonely Planet travel experts who have been travelling each corner of the world enjoying many interesting experiences that can be found on our planet, for almost 45 years. They shared with their readers useful advices about where are the actual 'focus points' on the continent – from the destinations that offer new specific experiences to the places that should still be discovered, till the everlasting favourite destinations that have always something new to offer.
One of the travel experts of the leading world travel publisher, speaking about Istria, stated the following: „Whether it’s the heart-shaped peninsula’s limestone coastline, majestic monuments or fondness for fine food (and wine!), there’s a touch of the regal about Istria. Today, thanks to the expanding European flight connections the access to the Istrian peninsula is even easier. Start with the history (you can visit the magnificent Roman amphitheatre in Pula and the UNESCO listed mosaics in Poreč) and continue with visiting some of the beaches (Mulini beach for the ambiance or Galebove stijene beach for privacy) and crown it with some modern additions: spring gourmet and cycle tours, music festivals in summer and truffle- hunting excursion in fall.“
The chief editor of Lonely Planet, Tom Hall, stated: Best in Europe 2019 shows European destinations that are worth visiting: from the cultural city-breaks to the impressive landscapes, attractive gourmet destinations and best places to avoid crowds, there are plenty of experiences made for enjoying all over Europe, right now.“ Relating to this prestigious acknowledgement to Istria, he added the following: „Istria has a famous gourmet offer (including white truffles and wild asparagus) as well as historical charm. While famous riviera is full of tourists during summer months, you can always visit the hinterland and discover the middle age hilltop towns as well as enjoy the vineyards and picturesque olive groves.”