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The heavenly heart of the Mediterranean. Rovinj's special romantic charm enchants travellers.
The star attraction of Croatia's Istrian peninsula, Rovinj is where Croatia meets Italy. It has delicious cuisine, beautiful architecture, and plentiful scenery. It is the perfect destination for a Croatian holiday. The Italian influence on Rovinj is hard to miss. Throughout the city you will find signs in both Croatian and Italian. Rovinj also goes by its Italian name, Rovigno. Part of the Republic of Venice for over 500 years, Rovinj's historic center is modeled on Venice. It even has a Venetian bell tower rising above it all. A maze of narrow cobblestone streets leads you to a picturesque harbor ringed by pastel houses. Rovinj has always been known as a city of fishermen and it still is an active fishing port. The surroundings of Rovinj are also spectacular. You'll find incredible nature, with plush green parks ideal for walking or biking. You can also explore an archipelago of 13 islands that's easy to get to from the center of Rovinj. When you are visiting Rovinj you'll see there's something for everyone. Enjoy your vacation swimming, relaxing on the beach, or hiking on the islands.
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Rovinj is the ideal base for exploring the rest of the Istrian peninsula. The Italian atmosphere extends to other parts of the Istrian region. It boasts rolling hills covered by vineyards and olive groves. The nearby towns are famous too. Pula has an ancient arena. Porec has the amazing Euphrasius Basilica. Hilltop Motovun is the center of Istria's truffle hunting region. All are easy day trips from Rovinj, allowing visitors to capture the best of the region of Istria. Food and art lovers won't feel disappointed either. Rovinj's restaurants serve up cuisine capturing the area's best flavors. Meanwhile, you can see local artists' work in many of Rovinj's galleries.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Rovinj

Spend some time in Rovinj on a tour that takes in other cities in Croatia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Rovinj and other destinations throughout Croatia and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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What we love about Rovinj


Local Teams Specialist & Senior Adriatic Destination Expert

Quaint, charming, romantic, clean, colorful, and rustic, Rovinj represents a perfect package. The people are extremely friendly, food cannot be better and you can truly indulge in its peaceful atmosphere.


Team Leader for Greece & Turkey

Rovinj in a nutshell: Small and charming. I'm not a bike person, especially since I live in a hilly area, but in Rovinj it's a must. Grab a bike in the city center, then follow the coast. A perfect way to finish is to ride along the peninsula that leads to the church of St. Euphemia. Make a stop halfway down, and enjoy a spectacular sunset (over a glass of wine!).

Where to stay in Rovinj

This pretty old seaside town is full of hotels, B&Bs, and apartments, but we have honed our selection to give you the pick of the very best. Stay in a cozy hotel or B&B in the center, or maybe an apartment with a sea view from its balcony. If you prefer more of a five star feel, then pick from either of the high-design hotels set on the edge of the Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape) Forest Park. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Charming B&B in Family Villa in Rovinj
Charming B&B in Family Villa
This charming villa is filled with local experiences. Owners grow & serve their own fruits, veggies & olive oil. Free parking
Small Boutique Hotel in Rovinj
Small Boutique Hotel
Best for those who want to be in the heart of Rovinj's action. Located on the main port, you'll enjoy a classic vibe and wonderful views.
Luxury Design Hotel in Rovinj
Luxury Design Hotel
One of the most luxurious hotels, not just in Rovinj, but on the Adriatic, with an amazing location.

Things to do in Rovinj

Rovinj is an ideal base for striking out and exploring Istria. You can head down the coast to Pula and its Roman amphitheater, or head inland to see Motovun and Groznjan, two medieval hilltop towns that feed the "Istria is Croatia's Tuscany" feeling. You could do this on your own by rental car or take a private tour of the peninsula. Istria is known as the epicenter of truffles in Croatia and foodies shouldn't miss this chance to go on a hunt for these culinary gems, or learn to cook with them. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Curious Wines of Rovinj Private Tour
Curious Wines of Rovinj Private Tour
Istria Private Tour
Istria Private Tour
Secrets of Fish Filleting and Grilling Private Cooking Class
Secrets of Fish Filleting and Grilling Private Cooking Class
Sailing at Sunset Private Experience
Sailing at Sunset Private Experience

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Rovinj

Where are the best beaches in Rovinj?

For our tips on the two best places in and around Rovinj for a spot of sun-worship read our Best Beaches in Rovinj blog post.

How much should I budget for Rovinj per day?
A quick lunch with a drink in the city center, is around 150 kuna/$20. Museum and landmarks cost between 10 and 50 kunas ($1.5 - $8). For dinner, budget at least 200 kunas/$30 per person.
How can I get around Rovinj?
Rovinj's center is compact, so walking around is easy. You can also call a cab or Uber.
Is Rovinj safe?
Rovinj is very safe, but we still recommend keeping an eye on your belongings on crowded beaches.
How long should I stay in Rovinj?
We recommend three nights, giving you the opportunities for day trips around Istria.
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