Croatia Istria

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Luka Esenko

With its turbulent history and stunning geographical features, Istria offers a diverse range of photographic subjects from historical coastal towns, seascapes and traditional villages to the rolling hills and fertile plains of the interior and many natural attractions, waterfalls and caves. Despite being a hotspot for tourism, you can still witness traditional life; fishermen at work on their boats, farmers in the fields, salt-making and other typical crafts, as well as sampling local cuisine.

Spring is one of the best times to visit. From mid April to mid June, Istria is less busy and very lush. October or November is perfect for autumn colours, with the reds green and golden vineyards, but opportunities abound whenever you visit. High season is July to end of August during the school summer holidays. This is still a good time to visit if you can cope with tourists and hot weather. In winter Istria hibernates - there’s not much going on, which can be great for a photographer.

Slovenia and Croatia have few restrictions for photographers other than respecting the guidelines in national parks and usual restrictions re tripods and flash photography in most museums and galleries.

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