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Umag

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Acting as the gateway between Croatia and Europe, this small town and horseshoe bay in the north-west of Istria is a charismatic area of medieval architecture, pine-fringed coves and delicious local delicacies.Visitors have been enjoying the tranquil ambience for centuries.

The Roman aristocracy were the first to take advantage of its relaxing qualities, building palatial homes here for summer residence. Much remains of these early Roman getaways, in fact wandering through the pedestrianised old quarter it's easy to think you’ve travelled back in time. A labyrinth of narrow streets winds past ancient stone walls and Venetian houses, giving a real sense of a time gone by. But not everything is a legacy from its intriguing past.

Umag also has all of the modern amenities you'd expect from a popular resort. Beyond its eight Blue Flag beaches lies a playground of enviable sports facilities. As a venue for the prestigious annual ATP tournament, tennis players of all standards are naturally well-catered for. For horse-riders too, an equestrian centre provides all you need to amble through the vine and olive groves by horseback.

Adrenaline-sports seekers can try mountain climbing, caving, rafting and a host of watersports from rafting to water-skiing.In summer there are even more options for activities and attractions with summer art, theatre, music and food festivals, the latter providing a fine showcase for Istrian cuisine, the most revered in the Adriatic. Try baked sausages, pasta with venison and the famous truffles in cosy restaurants and quayside inns.It's time to see for yourself why the Romans favoured Umag as a seaside holiday town. You won't be disappointed.

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