Istria is the north-western coastal region of Croatia, famous for its beautiful countryside, picturesque cities and excellent gastronomy. Istria is a must-visit place for every event organiser looking for something fresh and unforgettable! Just imagine your guests staying in designer hotels and spending their days, sailing, visiting the picturesque streets of Rovinj or Poreč, truffle hunting, tasting wonderful wines and relaxing in a luxury country estate whilst the chef prepares the most delicious Istrian delicacies. Istria has something for everyone, whether you are organising a conference, incentive or a team building activity, we are positive that we can create a unique programme highlighting the best of what Istria has to offer.
Istria has a lot of excellent hotel facilities making the region suitable for conference, incentive or team building groups. However, Istria is particularly special for incentive groups that wish to have an exquisite programme with high quality hotels, excellent restaurants and high-end activities because the region has all of those things. Due to its mild climate, Istria is a destination that can also be enjoyed for most of the year.
The choice of quality 4 and 5 star hotels is superb in Istria. Rovinj and its surrounding areas are dominated by the hotel group Maistra that offers the most attractive hotels in the area such as the Monte Mulini 5* boutique hotel that is ideal for incentives, Hotel Lone 5* which is ideal for conferences or team building groups or Maistra’s latest property, the breath-taking Grand Park Hotel 5* which is ideal for VIP groups.
In Poreč, Valamar Riviera Group and Plava Laguna Hotels dominate the hotel scene offering mostly 4-star hotels that are ideal for all types of events. If you have a particularly large conference, the hotels can be easily combined to accommodate a greater number of delegates. Compared to Rovinj, there are not many exclusive 5 star hotels in Poreč, however, Valamar’s 5 star Isabella Island Resort is very unique and an ideal choice for those seeking 5* accommodation. Poreč also offers plenty of excellent camping facilities in and around the town including glamping which is getting more and more popular each year.
DK Events Croatia organises driving and biking gastronomy tours where groups can savour the most exquisite Istrian delicacies, truffles, wine and olive oil and visit some spectacular vineyards and wine tasting rooms. Guests can go truffle hunting in what’s known as one of Europe’s finest truffle regions, spend the day sailing around the Brijuni archipelago with views of Italy across the Adriatic or have fun in a cooking class organised in a luxurious country estate.
Exciting treasure hunts and city rallies can be organised around Rovinj and Poreč as well as quad bike tours, batana boat rides with live music, sea kayaking, boat trips to Lim Fjord with great views and fresh oyster tasting, as well as self-driving tours to discover the medieval towns of Motovun and Grožnjan. Whatever you decide to do, we are sure that you will have an unforgettable time!
Istria is a serious gastronomic destination offering excellent local food as well as spectacular high-end options in great locations. Did you know that:
The largest white truffle ever found in the world and which is included in the Guinness book of records was discovered by Gianfranco Zigante, Croatia’s largest exporter of Istrian truffles. Istrian forests boast three varieties of black truffles as well as the most expensive sort, the white truffle.
For the fifth year in a row, Istria is the best quality olive oil region in the world as awarded by the prestigious Flos Olei experts.
Green Istria is a region full of vineyards, wine estates and beautiful wine tasting venues. The region wines numerous Decanter medals each year for its continually quality white and red wines, most of which are indigenous Istrian sorts.
DK Events can suggest the best dining options for your Istria event, where guests can taste typical Istrian dishes such as homemade pasta with truffles or meat, fragrant stews, seafood, Istrian ham, flavoured beef of traditional Boskarin sort accompanied by Istrian wine and olive oil or you can enjoy a truffle themed menu from start to finish (including truffle dessert!). DK Events Croatia DMC also organises wonderful gala dinners all over Istria and in a variety of beautiful locations, from picturesque terraces, island resorts, parks, wine estates, historic buildings and more.