Local Customs

Facts about Northwestern Istria, Croatia
Local Customs

Are you planning a trip to Istria, Croatia? Here you can find some useful information about your new holiday destination.

Location: Kempinski Hotel Adriatic is located in Umag area countryside in northwestern Istria, only 2 km from the village of Savudrija and less than 10 km (6.2 mi) away from Umag town centre. It is also close to Slovenian and Italian borders.

Climate: The region of northwestern Istria enjoys a favourable mixture of the Mediterranean and mild continental climate, with usually hot and dry summers and mild winters, which makes it a pleasant place to travel throughout the year.

Currency: The official currency of Croatia is the Kuna, which is divided into 100 Lipas.

Language: The official language of Croatia is Croatian.

General etiquette: Smart-casual dress code is encouraged in hotel restaurants, bars and all public areas. Bathing clothes are allowed in the pool and beach area only. The sauna zone in Energy Clinic Carolea Spa is not separated for males and females; therefore, all guests are kindly requested to be covered in a towel in all public areas of the spa and to use a towel in saunas and steam baths.

Local food: Istrian cuisine offers incredible variety of tastes, offering both Mediterranean and continental dishes and adapting to seasons. Thematic events are held in the region throughout the year, promoting and showcasing Istrian delicacies (Days of Shellfish in February and March, Days of Asparagus during spring, Days of Sole Fish in October and November and Days of Adriatic Squid in December and January). Fresh fish and seafood from the Adriatic, as well as the authentic Istrian ox, called boškarin, highly prized Istrian prosciutto and local cheeses can be enjoyed in best restaurants in Istria, including hotel’s restaurants Dijana and Kanova. Highlights of the gourmet experience are widely known and acclaimed truffles and Istrian olive oil.

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