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The town of Rovinj in Croatia is located on the western coast of Istria and, due to its unique beauty and a characteristic atmosphere, is known as one of the “most photogenic” Mediterranean towns. A former fishing village and today’s popular tourist destination, Rovinj delights with its history and cultural heritage.

Rovinj, Croatia is the town of artists and people with free spirits, while the protected natural heritage and favourable climate make it one of the most desirable places to live in Istria. As it is the case with most Istrian towns, Rovinj started to develop during the age of the Roman Empire, and has gone through a series of turbulent periods during the past centuries, which is witnessed by many forts, walls and towers, as well as many monuments from the period of the Venetian power. The town has an original charm which is hard to find nowadays. Even though this is a top quality tourist destination, the atmosphere of an old fishing town is felt at every step and wins the guests over during their walk on stone streets that are a hundred years old. The Old Town stands out with many sights and narrow streets in which artists exhibit their works. The environmental importance of the destination is expressed on protected islands of the Rovinj archipelago and in the clean sea that is abundant in fish. Going to the open sea and enjoying sport fishing is a new and unforgettable experience for all sea lovers. The gastronomic offer best reflects what Istrian cuisine can offer, from the traditional victuals to top quality wines. A wide selection of contents guarantees that everyone can find something for themselves. Accommodation in Rovinj is available in some of the numerous hotels and apartments that offer high comfort standards. Also, the nearby campsites with a developed activity offer are also increasingly popular. Visit the town of Rovinj in Croatia and experience the original Istria!

What should you see and experience in Rovinj?

  • Sv. Eufemija (St. Euphemia) church and its high tower offer an unforgettable view of the town and the archipelago
  • Batana Eco-museum received its name after the old traditional boat, with which fishermen from Rovinj still sail
  • Monkodonjo archaeological location from the Bronze Age
  • Ornithological reservation Palud
  • Baron Gautsch shipwreck lies 40 metres under the sea surface and is a first-rate diving attraction
  • Protected park-forest Zlatni Rt delights the bicyclists
  • Red Island (Crveni otok) hides some of the most beautiful Istrian beaches
  • Rovinj Photodays gathers popular photographers
  • Summer Salsa Festival spins in hot Latino rhythms
  • Spacio Rovinj excursion includes sailing on the old Istrian boat batana and a fish feast in Spacio Matika, a traditional tavern in Rovinj

How's the weather in Rovinj


12 °C

°C - 12°C
  • Sat 16.12.

    6°C - 9°C

  • Sun 17.12.

    7°C - 9°C

  • Mon 18.12.

    7°C - 9°C

  • Tue 19.12.

    7°C - 9°C

  • Wed 20.12.

    6°C - 9°C

  • Thu 21.12.

    4°C - 8°C

What to do close to Rovinj?

View from the sea of Rovinj at night


Old town of Rovinj

The historic core of Rovinj contains a series of cultural monuments and sights that bear witness to itsrich history. We must mention St Euphemia’s Church the tower of which is the symbol of Rovinj.

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Oleander restaurant

Oleander restaurant is located within the Eden Hotel in Rovinj, in Zlatni rt Forest Park. It is known for traditional Istrian prosciutto with olives and artichokes, and the best grill and pizzas in town.

Istria Gourmet


    L restaurant

    L restaurant is a designer restaurant within the Lone Hotel in Rovinj. Croatian cuisine, combined with influences from Italy and Central Europe and selected wines, are primarily experienced visually.

    Istria Gourmet


      Belvedere Beer Hall

       The pleasant interior of the Belvedere beer hall offers a spectacular view of the town of Vrsar and the islands. Your friendly hosts will offer you grilled meat and fish dishes with a glass of beer or wine.

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      Tour of Vrsar


      Old Town Vrsar

      Several rulers alternated in the area of Vrsar through history and left an indelible trace on today’s appearance of the town, especially in the historic core on the hill. Visit us!

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