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MY ISTRIA GUIDE

Along the Croatian coast with the oldtimer - as in the good old times

Along the Croatian coast with the oldtimer - as in the good old times

Vintage is making a comeback!

Many of us like to think back to the old days: the food of the time, the people of the time but especially the technology of the time ... Some things were a bit unwieldy, difficult or complicated, but you could rely on them and they lasted forever!

In Croatia it is like this: the food is at least as good as it used to be, the people are still hospitable and relaxed, only the technology has progressed as everywhere and has simplified our lives a lot, but it no longer has the charm of "back then" when everything was even better. ;) But Croatians also like to bring a little "then" into today, e.g. with old cars.

Classic car meetings take place mainly in the north of Croatia, in Istria and the Kvarner region. There are exhibitions in Rijeka several times a year. The event makes a very special impression at the old industrial port with cranes and factories and the city marina in the background. You can have a look at the oldtimers, test seats and talk shop with the owners.

But such open-air exhibitions by the sea also take place in Umag, Pula, Zadar and Split and magically attract locals and tourists.

A very special experience are of course the rallies, which also take place every year and cover almost every region of Croatia. The International Auto Rally, Liburnia Classic Oldtimer Rally or the Dalmatia Auto Rally are just a few of the trips by the local auto clubs. Connect with your own classic car or drive the country's streets on your own.

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A ride in an old convertible on the winding country road in Istria with all its beautiful landscapes, with its rivers and lakes and the magical view of the sea and its islands, awakens old memories and creates new ones at the same time.

Stop at panoramic points, mark good restaurants on the route to taste the local specialties and wines, take a break at one of the many beautiful beaches, enjoy the sun on your face and the wind in your hair…. until at the end of the stage, in one of our villas in Istria, you can enjoy the tranquility and review all the impressions of the journey and let them take effect.

If you choose the old coastal road from Rijeka to Dubrovnik, countless remarkable views over the sea and the islands are waiting for you along the entire route. Visit the historic towns of Sibenik, Zadar and Split or the smaller, more romantic places like Sveti Juraj, Pirovac, Primosten, Slano ... Enjoy fresh fish, good wine and homemade desserts. Relax on the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the country and forget everyday life.

Take your time on your expedition on 4 wheels and drive carefully once you have booked one of our villas in Dalmatia. This is guaranteed to wait for you - whether as a milestone or as a home port.

If you would like more information on classic car meetings or rallies in Croatia, the best thing to do is to visit the Craotian Oldtimer Association website: www.hros.hr.


Daniela Vuleta

14.04.2020
+385 1 222 70 50