The protected landscape of the Lim Fjord, also known as the Lim Bay, is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Istria. It is located near Rovinj and Vrsar. The unique fusion of the blue sea and the pristine greenery of the surrounding landscape will enchant you. Because of the combination of fresh and seawater, the waters of the canal are rich in fish and are extremely well suited to shell growing. The forest that surrounds the canal contains a number of historical monuments and is the habitat of many wild animals. The Lim Fjord has the status of a protected landscape, which means that the use of motorboats, fishing and diving are strictly forbidden. Visit the Lim Fjord and spend the day in preserved nature, surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna.
The Euphrasian Basilica (Croatian: Eufrazijeva bazilika, Italian: Basilica Eufrasiana) or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary is a basilica in Poreč, Croatia. The episcopal complex, including, apart the basilica itself, a sacristy, a baptistery and the bell tower of the nearby archbishop's palace, is an excellent example of early Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean region. The Euphrasian basilica has for the most part retained its original shape, but accidents, fires and earthquakes have altered a few details. Since it is the third church to be built on the same site, it conceals previous buildings, for example the great floor mosaic of the previous basilica from the 5th century. Because of its exceptional value, it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. The Basilica is also the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Poreč-Pula.
The Baredine cave got its name from the expression for the nearby terrain (baredine), which probably comes from the word bared, used in the local dialect to denote untreated land. The Baredine Cave is situtated in the western part of Istria between Višnjan and Poreč, only 5km away from the coast. The karst region, where it was created, is a sea sediment covered by red soil (terra rossa). From the vertical entrance into the cave situated at 117m above the sea level there is a beatiful sight over olive and grape vine plantations all the way to the sea.