Found on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, the picturesque city of Rovinj is a traditional fishing port with pebbly beaches and historic buildings that line the narrow cobbled streets. The resort is ideal for couples, families and groups who want to experience some of the best of Croatia’s vibrant culture by exploring the thriving art scene and visiting the fascinating museums. Enjoy a seafood meal in a waterside restaurant, or take a walk in the scenic setting of the harbour and watch as the colourful fishing boats come in to dock. There’s plenty to keep you entertained in Rovinj both day and night.
Rovinj is better known as a city break destination, however if you do fancy taking time out and relaxing on a sun lounger there are a cluster of small shingle beaches dotted along the coastline providing an ideal place to unwind in the sunshine.
History and culture
Rovinj was originally a walled island, the walls were built to protect the city against attack, and some can still be seen throughout the old town. Rovinj grew dramatically in the 17th century as people fled to the city from the plague that affected neighbouring towns, Porec and Pula. Today the bustling city is famous for being the country’s cultural hub with a thriving art scene, historic architecture and lots of museums to explore.
The nightlife in Rovinj is a sophisticated affair with a large number of fine-dining restaurants, wine bars and live music venues. Head to the harbourside bars for a cocktail or two, and soak up the the lively atmosphere whilst enjoying views of the stunning coastline. For something more upbeat head to the Monvi Centre where you’ll find vibrant bars and clubs, including The Temple Super Club where go-go dancers and renowned DJs often play.