The town of Rovinj is situated in Istria and is a romantic walled town built on a peninsula like so many of the delightful coastal ones that are found in Croatia. Over recent years it has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in this lovely country with plenty of Rovinj holiday accommodations to choose from. In times gone by, Rovinj was a thriving fishing port but today you will find many sailing yachts and leisure craft leisurely moored in the harbour alongside the colourful fishing boats.
Rovinj is steeped in history and over the centuries has seen many different rulers arrive on its shores. The Venetians have left some wonderful architectural memories of the days they ruled these gorgeous shores and the town is a history buffs paradise.
Rovinj is surrounded with picturesque landscapes and is bordered by an intricately woven coastline which is why so many tourists descend here during the hot summer months. It really is a town where ancient times meet the modern day in a beautiful and tranquil setting that is so typical of Mediterranean coastal towns in Croatia. Many people now put a Rovinj vacation home at the top of their wish list.
The beaches, coves and bays that meander along the coastline close to the town are some of the most beautiful in the entire area, but don’t expect sandy ones as most of them are shingle which makes the sea look crystal clear which is ideal for snorkelling. Days on these beaches relaxing and soaking up the summer sunshine is what makes the whole area so attractive. But if you want to take part in water sports then there are plenty of them available. You will find some lovely places where you can charter a sailing boat, try your hand at windsurfing or rowing and for people who like to make a splash, there are lots of places where you can go water skiing. A Rovinj apartment near the beach means the water is always calling.
Rovinj boasts some delightful traditional restaurants, bistros and cafes where a variety of the best local dishes are served accompanied by the fine wines that are produced in the area. Down on the peaceful harbour you will find some wonderful places to eat. You can dine on a terrace as you watch the glorious sunsets over the Adriatic Sea. Many of these restaurants serve some of the most delicious fish dishes in Croatia. If you prefer, buy some freshly caught fish from the quayside and grill it back at your Rovinj apartment.
The night in Rovinj comes alive when local festivals take place in the town and visitors are always welcome to join in the bacchanalia of balmy evenings with the locals. There are bars, discos and a nightclub as well as an open air theatre. During the summer months there are many concerts held here under the stars.
You will be astounded at the area and all that it has to offer you. The beaches, the restaurants, the open air concerts and the lively night life in a setting that will take you back in time. A vacation in Rovinj is a dream holiday which you will remember for the rest of your life. You will want to return to this pleasant land just so you can experience the pleasure again and again.