10 Things to Do in Rovinj That You Shouldn't Miss

December 1, 2017 Toi Mattera

Rovinj-Rovigno (Croatian pronounced [rǒʋiːɲ]; Italian: Rovigno, Ancient Greek: Ρυγίνιον (Ryginion), Latin: Ruginium) is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 14,294 (2011). Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. The town is officially bilingual, Italian and Croatian, hence both town names are official and equal.
Restaurants in Rovinj

1. Old Town

Rovinj 52210, Croatia +385 52 811 566
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By RICHARD B

...because of the ancient stone work, this charming Old Town is 10 degrees F hotter than any place within a mile away. Cobblestones have been tread upon for centuries which gives you an opportunity to slip and fall down on the steep, slippery streets. Caution.

2. Punta Corrente

Punta, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

Punta Corrente

Golden Cape (Zlatni rt/Punta corrente), Kurent Bay and Montauro Cape are located around 1.5 km away from the town-center, south of the ACI Marina and Lone Bay.The coast is mostly rocky. There are a few Beaches covered with small round stones, and Kurent Bay, the most visited beach in this area, covered with gravel. Kurent Cape is on the eastern side (see map). The Beaches are rocky and the access to the sea is not easy. At Kurent Cape you will also find a pier where you can temporarily tie your boat and there is also a small gravel-covered bay.

Reviewed By Deborah S - Thunder Bay, Canada

Trails are very nice although so crowded in the afternoon that biking is a challenge. I would recommend going early or late in the day if you want to bike or run for exercise. There are "beaches" (large pebbles/rocks) where you need to pay for lounge chairs; some places are 100kn PER chair while others were 35kn. The expensive place - Mullini Beach - had no additional facilities - no one was serving drinks and there was no where to refill a water bottle or go to the bathroom, so you are really better off bringing a picnic and something to lie on and finding a free spot.

3. Port of Rovinj

Rovinj, Croatia
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Port of Rovinj

A pleasant port town in the northern Adriatic Sea with opportunities to explore vinyards, shops and Beaches.

Reviewed By MikeSwann - gloucestershire

A walk around the port is worth the trip to see what boat trips are available along with any coffee shops or restaurants.
We found a archway that lead to the street running behind the main port front that led to reasonable restaurants, pizza shop and pub.
The boats advertise where they go to and cost to visit.

4. Main Street

Rovinj, Croatia
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Main Street

Reviewed By shane s - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

We have visited here previously and always find the time to visit this wonderful part of Rovinj.With fantastic little bars,restaurants and the souvenir shops too,this main area of Rovinj was exceptionally quiet until around lunchtime when the town seemed to come to life.We were dressed in t-shirts and shorts in the 20 degree heat however the locals still donned their coats....we must stick out like a sore thumb.....this area is really worth a visit but as to be expected can be very busy.

5. Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno

Isola Rossa o Sant'Andrea | Otok Sveti Andrija, Rovinj, Istra, Hrvatska, Rovinj, Croatia
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Spiaggia Isola rossa, Rovigno

Reviewed By Anna_Vagliano - Verona, Italy

Island from Rovinj ten minutes boat ride. The return ticket is 40kn which is not expensive, because the island is beautiful. Selection and ordinary nudist beach. A large selection of restaurants and cafes. In addition to the sea and beautiful Beaches, you can swim in the hotel pool and if you're not a hotel guest. I urge the Red Island but Catherine.

6. Church of St. Euphemia

Garibaldijeva Ulica - Via Garibaldi 1, Rovinj 52210, Croatia +385 52 815 615
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Church of St. Euphemia

Reviewed By Patty J - Philadelphia

The church is situated on top of a hill. The inside is very nice, beautiful but not over-the-top. When visiting, I strongly suggest climbing the bell tower. We actually had trouble finding where to start the climb. We looked inside the church, walked the perimeter and finally discovered the entrance inside the church on the left hand side near the altar. My fear of heights was severely tested on the climb! The stairs go round and round and the treads are old wooden slats that vary in width. They are open to below and it is very disorienting (especially when descending). However, it's worth every scary moment when you reach the top and see the views!

7. Mulini Beach

Setaliste Lona, Rovinj 52210, Croatia +385 52 636 064
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Mulini Beach

Reviewed By TIpperGee13 - London, United Kingdom

We were staying at the hotel and used the beach bar and Terrace every day.
The staff were great, really friendly and helpful.
Get there early...people start setting up their plot from 8am.
The hotel rents spaces to non-guests which is causing a bit of an issue with space. Speak to the staff, they will do everything to help you out.
The food is great and the booze very good too. Loved the local beers.

8. Balbi Arch

Main Square, Rovinj, Croatia
Excellent
24%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Balbi Arch

Entrance to old Venetian Quarter

Reviewed By Nicola D - Hessle, United Kingdom

This Venetian arch is a grand entrance into the old town. It is decorated with the winged lion of Venice. A good photo opportunity. Follow the winding cobbled streets leading from the arch and explore this charming old town. Gaze in the windows of artisan or touristy shops and soak up the ambience at an open air cafe or bar.

9. Brijuni Islands

closer to Pula, Rovinj, Croatia +385 52 525 882
Excellent
42%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 397 reviews

Brijuni Islands

Group Of Islands With Numerous Attractions (gardens, Museums, Parks, Etc)

Reviewed By RossandSue - Bury

We were quite excited about this trip as we have been to numerous Islands up and down the coast of Croatia and enjoyed every one of them. Generally speaking reviews were good for the Brijuni Islands, with the history, the zoo, and the general scenery.
However, we were disappointed. Have to concur with an earlier review in commenting on the rudeness of the booking staff, who were at best abrupt and gave the distinct impression they were having a laugh at our expense. Maybe we shouldn't have gone on the official National Park trip, but the tourist train tour commentary while being very detailed was so repetitive and bordered on soporific. A bit of humour wouldn't have gone amiss.
Agree with previous comments re purchasing any necessities like water beforehand. 17 Kuna for a small bottle of water was pretty extortionate.
Had a feeling that it was past its best as a tourist attraction.

10. Stancija Collis

Sarizhol 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia +385 98 944 8970
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Stancija Collis

Reviewed By KrugMarko

Juraj and his family are a true istrian experience. Donkeys, dogs, a wonderful vineyard with even better view on Rovinj and Islands. He showed me his wine cellar and we drank fantastic wines. The taste of this wines is "the true istrian taste, like our grandfathers made wine" as he says. Stancija Collis is an honest istrian story.

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