Even lying in the sun can make you tired – it's the right time to go on a trip. Istria is known for its sights and interesting history, which makes it the perfect destination for visitors who like to learn about the place they are visiting. Numerous natural attractions, cultural monuments, nature parks, small medieval towns and charming villages in the heart of Istria, olive groves and vineyards, caves and coves, are only some of the reasons why you should choose a destination and go for an excursion.

Those who love learning about the history and monuments of the world heritage will not stop after visiting Poreč and its Euphrasian Basilica. Only one hour's drive away they will find Pula, the largest Istrian town rich in antique Roman monuments, with the Arena, an amphitheatre from the 1st century, being the most imposing one. Equally enchanting are the countless small stone towns on hilltops, like Motovun or Grožnjan. In most of these destination you will find cultural events – film or music festivals, for example. Your stay in Poreč is also a great opportunity to visit Venice, the most romantic city in the world!

One of the most rewarding sea excursions is that to the Brijuni National Park. In the Park you can visit the landscape and the youngest will have a great time in the Zoo. But even an unorganised trip around Istria will offer you great sights from some of the viewpoints, allow you to climb old turrets or watch the surroundings from a tall tower, every step you take will be an unforgettable experience. All trips may be organised by yourself if you arrived by a motor vehicle. However, the staff of the Materada Residence will gladly assist you and refer you to organised excursions which are part of the everyday tourist offer of Poreč. Arena – the Amphitheatre in Pula The Brijuni National Park Beram – Church of St. Mary "na škriljinah" Motovun – the town of the giant Veli Jože Rovinj – a town by the sea The Plitvice Lakes Venice – the city of love and art