Off The Beaten Path


Are you keen on connecting with nature, culture or local people of Istria and want a deeper meaningful travel experience? Whether you are interested in local experiences, cultural connections with people, or exploring hidden places – this is your blog.


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Jun 29
Cultural Heritage in Istria: Festivals and Events in July

Occasional rain showers, lower than average June temperatures – it doesn’t quite feel…

Jun 21
Off The Beaten Path – Central Istria, pt. I

Mediterranean climate, hot summer months with a decent amount of sunny hours are…

Jun 15
Off the Beaten Path – Bale

Welcome to Bale – the city of stone, untouched preserved natural beauties, cultural…

Jun 05
Brilliant Museums in Istria You Should Visit This Summer

Want to shop indigenous signature souvenirs, broaden your knowledge Istrian culture or…

Jun 01
Cultural Heritage in Istria: Local Festivals and Events in June

Should your curiosity take you to small Istrian villages this June, we have good news…

May 23
Off The Beaten Path – Discover Poreč Old Town

From being  a small fishing village in centuries BC, to developing into a Roman…

May 18
Pick Your Favorite Itinerary – Michelin’s 2018 Guide for Istria

Each year Decanter recognizes more Istrian winemakers, this year Flos Olei declared…

May 15
Preserving Cultural Heritage in Istria: Festivals and Events in May

Courtesy of Pixabay The combination of a mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful shores,…

May 10
Off the Beaten Path – Vrsar

Which was it: lovely beaches, picturesque art-inspiring streets or excellent red wine,…

May 03
Vinistra 2018: To Which Winemakers Should You Pay a Visit?

Save the date, or better save the weekend of 11th, 12th and 13th of May for this…

Apr 24
Off The Beaten Path – Explore Pazin in One Day!

Interested in exploring the very heart of Istrian peninsula in just 1 day? We might…

Apr 20
Eat Like A Local in Istria: Places You Need To Add To Your Food Itinerary

If you play it safe during your trips, and you’re not interested in trying out the…

Apr 04
Spring Specials in Istria: April Events for Foodies

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!’ – said Robin…

Mar 29
3 Forgotten Istrian Places You Ought To Visit

1. PAZ, WALDERSTEIN CASTLE Located deep in central Istria, in small village of Paz…

Mar 29
Rovignesi – An Indigenous Mediterranean Character of People

“Get to know the locals!” – is something we hear every day, when we travel someplace…

Mar 29
You Better Watch Out: Rovinj’s Best Kept Underground Secrets

Can you imagine the Adriatic pearl of romance  as a former scene of…

Mar 29
There Are More Than a Few Curious Things in the Waters of Rovinj Aquatorium

Apart from being surrounded by beautiful bays, clear waters, and a mild Mediterranean…

Mar 27
Take a Stroll Through The Old Town: Rovinj’s Top Streets

Kontrada, or in Rovinj dialect Contrada, means a wide and long street in the…


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Jul 19
Juraj Mastilović: “A good winemaker lives in harmony with nature”

Only six restaurants in Rovinj have his wine on their menu, and that is because he…

Jun 08
Ivan Karlić: “If you want to hunt life – you have to hunt truffles”

Very young, experienced and ambitious – anyone cold envy his motivation. We had…

Mar 28
Giovanni Tominić: “It’s important to create a network of trust among people”

Founded in 2014th, Motocross Park Santarija in Pazin, central Istria, is welcoming…


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Founded in 2015, our focus is on contributing to sustainable tourism development in the region of Istria, Croatia. Therefore we are keen on building a travel community to connect travelers with locals of Istria. Off The Beaten Path is a movement that embraces tourism development in a respectful manner while encouraging locals and travelers to involve themselves in a much meaningful way. 

Want to work with us, be featured in our interview or simply have a story to tell? Reach us:

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