Istria is a region that is becoming increasingly popular for sustainable tourism. With over a third of all overnight tourists in Croatia visiting Istria, there is a growing need to implement sustainable practices in the region.
There are many certified eco amenities to be enjoyed, such as cycling, trekking and horseback riding trails. There are also many activities and attractions that are eco-friendly, such as sailing, kayaking, and birdwatching. Did you know that more than half of the Croatian ornitofauna can be found in Istria? Visit Palud bay, a special ornithological park, for enjoyment in the wildlife.
Istria received the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories certificate for 2022 as a destination that cares about sustainable travel and development. The certificate was given for the eco-accommodation program Eco Domus. Eco Domus is a program that ensures overall protection of health and the environment, such as use of eco certified toiletries, use of natural materials, water saving technology, energy saving technology, and waste sorting and recycling.
Around 50 Istria’s beaches and 5 of its marinas have been awarded Blue Flag status, an international symbol for clean coasts and adequately equipped beaches. Also, through Istria and the rest of the Croatian coast, the quietest rally in the world – the rally of electric cars – takes place. The rally is all about showing the beauty of Croatia while promoting e-mobility, renewable energy and sustainable travel. There are more than 30 stations for electric vehicle charging that can ensure a safe and sustainable journey.
What can better reflect the greenery of Istria than something like this?
Have you found inspiration for your next sustainable trip? If you’re looking for an eco-friendly adventure, Istria is the place to be.
Photo source: www.croatiagems.com, www.rovinj-tourism.com