At the westernmost tip Savudrija is known Savudrian lighthouse. It is 36 meters high and was built in 1818 godinepod auspices of Austrian Emperor Francis I. It was the first lighthouse in the world that is consumed for lighting gas distilled from coal. According to legend, the lighthouse is a pledge of the love of the beautiful Croatian lady built by an Austrian Count Metternich.Unfortunately she died prematurely from the disease, and their sad love story ended before it began. Desperate Count Metternich never returned to the lighthouse, alokalne stories say that his ghost still roams the lighthouse looking for love untried dear.
Region : Istra
Istria is Croatia's largest (and the Adriatic) peninsulaIt is located on the sjeverome part of the Adriatic Sea on the territory of Slovenia, Croatia and ItalyGeographic boundaries Istre line goes from the Bay MUGGIA to the bay Preluka (by examplePart of Istria OpatijaThe western coast of Istria is shallow water, and more divorced, while the steep eastern and less populatedIstria is usually divided into three parts: the Red Istria (west coast), where the predominant red-brown earth (crljenica) Gray Istria (central Istria), the gray glinenastog soilWhite Istria (Učka slopes and the eastern part of the peninsula) because of the rocky soilThe eastern coast of Istria (the so-calledLiburnija or cities Brsec, Lovran, Opatija, Volosko, bake, Kastav) and the western part of the Kvarner Bay of the 1993 administrative year is separate from the rest of Istria in the Republic of Croatia, so that today Istria is divided between two counties: Istria and Primorsko-GoranskaA large part of Istria covers Istria CountyImportant cities and municipalities of Istria include Pula, Pazin, Porec, Rovinj, Opatija, Umag, Novigrad, Labin, Buzet, Motovun, Koper and Piran
Location : Umag
Umag, small town and port on the northwestern coast of Istria. Umag is a city of tourism and sport. It is especially known as a sports center in Istria because it has been a host of world famous ATP tournaments, and hosts a number of stars of world tennis. Ever since the discovery of the ancient times of Roman nobles who had decided to appropriate it as his summer residence. Splendor, pageantry and glamor of those times is reflected today in the Venetian houses in the old town is rich.Only 40 kilometers away from Trieste, 150 from Ljubljana and 50 nautical miles from the beautiful Venice - is a favorite holiday for many tourists, with exceptional hiking opportunities. And the hinterland of Umag is hiding so far little-known tourist attractions, such as mountain climbing, spelunking and other activities for adventure enthusiasts..
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