Surrounded by sea on three sides, and considered part of Italy for several decades in the early 19th century, Istria has drawn a clear influence from both the water and Italian culture. What Istria’s coastline lacks in sandy beaches, it makes up for in kid-friendly docks and jetties that will delight children who love jumping right in the best emerald-green water for a refreshing swim. There are plenty of bike trails and watersport options for active families, and charming towns and unspoiled countryside offer even more opportunities for exploration while on vacation in Istria. Families love Istria’s kid-friendly resorts with stunning views of the ocean, the marinas and the boats that dot the landscape.

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