Croatia and Host City

Welcome to Croatia, and Rovinj - your host city

The country of a thousand islands, a small country for a great holiday, the Mediterranean as it once was – these are the most popular slogans associated with Croatia.

Situated at the meeting point of great cultures and civilisations and various geographic and climatic landscapes, Croatia is a true European oasis. Each region differs by culture, local customs, dialect, climate, lifestyle and gastronomy.

There are few places in the world where you can see such beauty, wealth and variety in such a small country. Within Croatia, Istria is renowned as a very special destination – although small, this wonderful peninsula concealed by the sea and mountains offers plenty of history, culture, architecture and gastronomy.

Green hills adorned by olive groves, abundant vineyards, magnificent medieval castles, ancient monuments, pretty Venetian towns, rare white truffles, full-bodied Malvasian wine, the sparkly sea and a seemingly never-ending coast line are just some of Istria’s idyllic highlights.

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Rovinj is situated on the west coast of Istria, the biggest peninsula on the Adriatic coastline, and only within one hour drive from Trieste, 2.5 hours from Zagreb and 6 hours from Munich.

Arrival in Rovinj:

from Slovenia and Italy: border-crossing Kaštel–Dragonja, highway: toll gate Umag–Kanfanar interchange (motorway exit) – Putini – Rovinj

from Zagreb: highway Zagreb – Rijeka – Učka Tunnel – Kanfanar interchange (motorway exit) – Putini – Rovinj


Population: 14,234

Area: 80 km2

Density: 178 ppl/km2

Air: Mediterranean climate (5 to 9°C in January, 22 to 25°C in August)

Average sea temperature June: 22°C, July: 24°C, August and September: 23°C

Rovinj’s tourist offer is closely related to sports, recreation and entertainment. The pleasant climate and a wide array of sports facilities make Rovinj an ideal host venue for competitions, tournaments, sports schools and training camps for professional athletes taking place all year round. Rovinj features entertainment for people of all age groups. Either on holidays or for business, guests will enjoy spending time at numerous bars and restaurants along the seaside promenade and the rich summer event calendar presenting events such as Rovinj Photodays, Summer Salsa Festival, Kultfest, lugger regatta and traditional festivities such as Rovinj’s Night and the feast day of St. Euphemia, the patron saint of Rovinj.


Historic Monuments & Rovinj Landmarks:

  • Church of St. Euphemia
  • Baroque Balbi’s Arch
  • Watchtower with the Lion of St. Marcus
  • St. Thomas Church
  • Church of the Holy Cross
  • Chapel of the Holy Trinity
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Rovinj Town Museum
  • Batana House Ecomuseum
  • Rovinj Aquarium (Ruđer Bošković Institute)
  • Golden Cape Park Forest
  • Palud Ornithological Reserve
  • Sv. Andrija (St. Andrew`s Island)