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Pretty pebbled beaches, historic architecture and a thriving art scene, make Rovinj in Croatia a fantastic holiday location for couples, culture seekers and families alike. As one of the last of the Mediterranean's true fishing ports, Rovinj wakes up to the sound of fishermen hauling their catch into the harbour. The Old Town, with its bustling atmosphere, is the perfect location to soak up the sun and experience a traditional seafood meal.
July or August for the highest temperatures.
2 - 3 hours
Pula Airport is located approx. 22 miles from the city of Rovinj.
Discover charming cobbled streets, protected landscapes and scenic pebbled beaches when you book a Thomas Cook holiday to Rovinj.
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Take a wander down the cobbled streets of Rovinj’s old town to browse the local arts and crafts. One of the most popular places to go in Rovinj is the famous Grisia street, which is home to a number of quirky galleries. To get a real feel for the city, explore its fishing traditions with a visit to the Batana House museum, before ending your day with an alfresco meal at one of the many small restaurants that line the coast. Fish and grilled meat dishes are a Croatian speciality. Be sure to try one of them before you leave.
Nestled within its charming cobbled streets, this Croatian city plays host to a thriving art culture. If you’re wondering where to go in Rovinj, Grisia Street is a popular spot where you’ll find a number of talented artists displaying their paintings, sculptures, installations and antiques. Prices vary from a few kunas to hundreds of euros so be prepared to barter. It is here that the famous Grisia Street Art Festival takes place each year; attracting buyers and sellers from all around the world. Spend an afternoon also exploring Carrera Street where you’ll discover plenty of arts, crafts and jewellery treasures.
Rovinj’s untouched landscape and historic architecture make it the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco dinner. There are a number of places to go in Rovinj to get a real taste of Croatian cooking. Restaurants along the coast offer fantastic views, while the old town’s family run tavernas offer simple, homemade food and a friendly service. Fish is the Rovinj speciality. Ask the waiters for their recommended seafood platter and enjoy it with a glass of Croatian wine. Finish with a baklava - a sweet pastry dessert made of layers of filo and topped with syrup or honey.
Thanks to the city’s rich cultural history, there are a variety of attractions in Rovinj for you to enjoy during your stay. Wander along the harbour to the Batana House museum, which celebrates the city’s famous fishing boat with a series of multimedia exhibits and interactive displays. No trip to Rovinj is complete without visiting the Church of St Euphemia which dominates the landscape from its hilltop location. This stunning 17th-century baroque church is home to the marble tomb of Saint Euphemia. It also offers a stunning view over the Adriatic and a peaceful location for visitors to reflect.
Scenery lovers: Architecturally preserved streets, rocky beaches and protected landscapes make Rovinj an ideal location for that perfect picture.
Shoppers: The historic Carrera Street offers a variety of clothing, jewellery and quirky art galleries for you to browse.
Romantics: Stroll down the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town and watch the sunset whilst enjoying a traditional Croatian meal.
Language: The language spoken in Rovinj is Croatian and Italian.
Currency: The currency used in Rovinj is Croatian kuna (HRK).
Local time: Rovinj is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Pula Airport is located approx. 22 miles from the city of Rovinj.
Flight time from UK: 2 - 3 hours.
Tourist information: Further Rovinj tourist information can be found here http://www.tzgrovinj.hr/.
Visa & health: Before you travel, click here www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Rovinj.
Temperature: 20s to 30s (°C) in summer.
Best time to visit: July or August for the highest temperatures.
Rovinj enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with highs of up to 30°C in the summer months. The best time to visit is at the peak of summer in July or August for the best temperatures and least amount of rainfall.
By hire bicycle: Bicycles are relatively inexpensive to hire and there are good cycle tracks up and down the coast.
On foot: The Old Town and its surrounding areas are easily accessible on foot. Walk through the narrow, winding streets to experience all the shops, bars and galleries that Rovinj has to offer.
Art bonanza: For one week in August, Rovinj hosts the Grisia Street Art Festival, which sees its famous art street transformed into an outdoor gallery crammed with local artists and buyers.
Street party: To experience a real street party visit the Croatian Summer Salsa Festival at the end of June. Rovinj’s cobbled streets, market squares and beaches become a huge salsa dance floor.
Culture catch: Culture-seekers will not want to miss the annual Fisherman’s Evening held in July. This award-winning event celebrates Rovinj’s rich fishing history with a series of talks and performances by the waterfront.