Situated on the west coast of Istria, Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. The old town is built on the island, which was only connected with the mainland in the 18th century. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean, over the last few decades Rovinj attracts many tourists, most of them faithfully returning year after year.
Rovinj manages to combine, in a very interesting way, its rich tradition with the modern times. As it is also an active fishing port, you can experience the atmosphere of a small fishing village, especially during the popular fishermen’s festivities. On the other hand, the town has been developing an exquisite gastronomy and offers a high standard of tourist services in general.
The climate in Rovinj is very comfortable, Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and mild and pleasant winters. Rovinj has an average of over 130 sunny days per year, which makes it the sunniest spot on the Istrian peninsula. Thanks to its microclimate and the nearby Lim Fjord, it manages to avoid bad weather influences from the surrounding area very often. In addition to being a town of romance, Rovinj is, without any doubt, a place with an abundance of sport and entertainment activities.
If you are not one of those people for whom a summer vacation is just lying on the beach, we would like to recommend that you explore some of the numerous attractions and areas of natural beauty in Rovinj and its surroundings.
Afterwards, you can choose one of the challenging adventures, depending on what you prefer, practicing a sporting activity or spending a relaxing day full of fun with your family.
There are different ways to come to Rovinj.
Most tourists come to Rovinj by their own cars. Good connections and the development of road infrastructure has significantly progressed in recent years. With the construction of the highway throughout Croatia and highway travel in Istria, cars are highly accelerated.Already, a trip from Zagreb to Rovinj takes about 2.5 hours by car and only about 1.5 hours from Trieste.
If you are traveling from Italy or Germany, Austria via Slovenia is the only toll that is charged on the bridge. If you are coming from Italy, we recommend you read about how to avoid paying the Vignete in Slovenia and find out about alternative routes through Slovenia. Also read the directions to follow to arrive in Rovinj!
Italy (Trieste – Koper (Isola) – Pula (Pulj) – Castle Plovanija or border crossing > Rovinj
Slovenia (Ljubljana – Trieste – Koper (Isola) – Pula (Pulj) – Castle Plovanija or border crossing > Rovinj)
Austria (Villach – Udine Trieste – Izola (Isola) – Pula (Pulj) – Castle Plovanija or border crossing > Rovinj)
Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia (Zagreb – Rijeka – Pula)
Many guests arrive by plane using the nearest airport in Pula, distanced only 38 kilometers from Rovinj. From London and the UK, low-budget airlines such as Ryanair fly continuously. Cheap flights to Croatia are also provided by EasyJet and Wizz air.
For customers from Germany, Ryanair provides flights to Pula. From Norway and Sweden there is Lufthansa. The closest airports outside of the main season are Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste, Treviso, and Venezia. If you want to rent a car, we will be happy to help you.
We can also help you with the transfer from the airport to your destination in Rovinj.