You can count on harbour walks, sunset views, and some of the best food in Istria on holidays to Novigrad.
Of all Istria’s seaside towns, Novigrad has kept one of the lowest profiles. As a result, its traditional fishing village character has stuck to it like glue. Fishing boats are still more common than yachts in the harbour, and you’ll still see fishermen mending their nets and restocking their kit on the uncluttered moorings.
The restaurants in Novigrad are Istria’s best-kept secrets. Fine dining, tasting menus and molecular gastronomy are all up for grabs here. The eateries all put their own spin on the freshly-caught fish that’s brought in from the sea every day. Some turn it into as sashimi while others serve it on lava rock plates.
Museums and churches
Novigrad’s paint palette houses are tourist attractions in themselves. The walls are painted in colours like berry purple and sunshine yellow. Sandwiched between the tutti frutti buildings, you’ll find a good selection of museums and churches. There’s even a palace that dates back to the mid-1700s.