Unspoilt, authentic and covered in walking trails and beaches, the islands around Croatia’s Istria peninsula are the perfect alternative to the country’s usual party circuit. Chart a course from the city of Pula for these four idyllic holiday spots.
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Known as the ‘island of vitality’, Lošinj’s astonishingly beautiful, mountainous terrain is crisscrossed by more than 250km of pine-lined trails for walkers and cyclists. You can also click with the 180-strong bottlenosed community based around the island’s archipelago on a dolphin-spotting tour.