Rovinj, Istria

The afternoon we arrived in Rovinj we walked through the Polaris campsite, which was what the receptionist at our site recommended to do, to access the beach.  As we walked through the site we were amazed at the beauty of the coastline and the little bays.  We were uncertain where the campsite ended as it seemed to go on and on.

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Rovinj, Istria

Rovinj

There were numerous restaurants, bars, swimming pools one with flumes, tennis courts and a lovely path that went on for about 8km along the coast to Rovinj. It was so lovely lined with fragrant pine trees and every turn there was another beautiful bay in front of us that we felt almost drunk with excitement at what we had discovered.  We walked about 4km that afternoon then decided to come back the following day on our bikes.

Path from Polari campsite to Rovinj

The path from Polari campsite to Rovinj

It was only the second time out on our bikes this trip (I prefer walking really and am not very confident on a bike), so I think we were a bit ambitious to ride the 8km into Rovinj.  It was so lovely with surprises around each corner that I didn’t want to turn back. We did say that if we get into town and I didn’t feel I could ride back we could get a taxi.  We have fold up bikes so it shouldn’t be a problem getting them in the boot.  We stopped off at a beach see the picture of me splayed out on the grass I was exhausted. We then continued cycling towards the town as at this point we could see it just across the bay.

Cycle ride to Rovinj

Cycle ride to Rovinj

Lunch in the Marina Rovinj

Lunch in the Marina Rovinj

Lunch was at the Marina just before we got into the town.  Once we got to the start of the town we parked & locked the bikes up at a bike rack outside a restaurant and walked around on foot. As if the journey there was not amazing enough but the town of Rovinj was stunning.  We are definitely going back to spend a whole week there at some point in the future.

Rovinj – A very special town

The town of Rovinj is very beautiful & quaint with winding cobbled streets leading through little alleyways which are full of tiny shops, and art shops.  The shops don’t sell the usual tacky souvenirs but really nice jewellery, clothing and lots of handmade items. Some of the shops almost seem as if the Croatian people had opened their homes up to sell their wares.

The town felt very magical with plenty of history and architecture, colourful old buildings and the most wonderful breathtaking views.  There are lots of bars and cafes around the harbour which is full of boats.  The daily market sells fruit & veg, olive oil, truffle oils, lavender bags and much more.

Shop in Rovinj

Shop in Rovinj

Further Information

Car Hire

There are so many amazing places to visit in Croatia that we sometimes hire a car.

We always find the cheapest and most reliable cars to hire while we are away with RentalCars.com here and we always take out a car hire excess insurance 

 

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Rovinj

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Rovinj harbour

Rovinj Harbour

 

Looking over the bay to Rovinj

Looking over the bay to Rovinj

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Rovinj harbour

Rovinj harbour

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Dress shop, Rovinj

Dress shop, Rovinj

Shops in Rovinj

Shops in Rovinj

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restaurant in Rovinj

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shop in Rovinj

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Rovinj harbour

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