Located at the head of the Adriatic, the Istrian peninsula is host to some of Croatia's most famous sites including Pula's Roman amphitheatre, Byzantine mosaics in Poreč, picturesque medieval hill towns and frescoes, and the Brijuni Islands national park, home to Tito's summer residence. Istria has much to offer the gourmand, the nature lover, the history buff, the water sports enthusiast and adventurer. This in-depth guide, the most extensive available, steers the enthusiastic traveler through its outdoor sports scene and fascinating hinterland. It includes a chapter on Rijeka, the ‘Riviera' of the region and comprehensive wildlife areas.
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning writer and photographer who first visited Croatia in 1998. He has recently updated the 4th edition of the Bradt guide to Croatia. He lives in London with his wife and daughter, though is just as likely to be found in Zagreb, a small village near Zadar or the Istrian hinterland. Thammy Evans has travelled and lived abroad for over 20 years, and works in political analysis. She lived and worked in Macedonia for five years. She and her family now have a small stone house by the sea in Istria.