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Umag Travel Guide

 

Umag is the westernmost resort town of Istria and Croatia. Umag is called “the Croatian gate into Europe” for its close proximity to Italy and Slovenia.

Rest in Umag can be pleasantly combined with excursions to the European towns of Venice, Triest and Ljubljana. The distance between Umag (Croatia) to Venice (Italy) is 210 km, to Triest (Italy) it is 49 km, to Ljubljana (the capital of Slovenia) it is 133 km.

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Umag is also famous as the place where the annual international professional tennis tournament called Croatia Open of the ATP series akes place. The Croatia Open tournament has taken place every July since 1990.

The best clay tennis court of Croatia is located in Umag. The tennis racket is the symbol of the town of Umag.

There are many well-equipped sports centres and facilities for doing different kinds of sport in Umag.

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Umag history

Umag is an ancient town founded in the times of the Roman Empire on a small island connected to the mainland by a small isthmus, and which later became a large trade centre of the region.

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Umag was first mentioned in book is the 7th century. Throughout its existence, Umag was part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian republic, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia.

In 1991, when the Republic of Yugoslavia disintegrated, Umag became part of the state of Croatia. The Umag region has two official languages — Croatian and Italian.

Sightseeing in Umag

Umag is special because of the way it neighbours with the natural beauty and the masterpieces of ancient architecture of the Illyrians, Celts and Romans.

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The most famous landmark of Umag is the Church of St Rok, which was built in 1514 after an epidemic of plague.

The most interesting architectural monuments of Umag are: the Church of St Pelegrin (14th century), the Church of St Nicholas (13th century), the Baroque Church of St Mary (15th century), the Museum of the town of Umag with many interesting exhibits of the city life of the previous centuries.

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The Old City of Umag attracts with its numerous well-preserved old Venetian houses, where the people liked to spend the summer surrounded by pines and wonderful scenery, and those interested in ancient times will be interested in the remains of the mighty walls of the 14th century.

The guests of Umag are attracted by the narrow cosy paved winding streets and the city squares of the Medieval period with cozy street cafes, shops and restaurants scattered everywhere.

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In the environs of Umag there is the village of Lovrecice (7 km away from Umag), which is worthy of attention. It has very beautiful Baroque churches.

There is also the village of Sveta-Marina-na-Krasu, in which there is the famous church of the Virgin (16th century). 4 km away from Umag, on a small peninsula, there are the ruins of the old fort of Sipar (5th century) — the remains of the town of Sipar, which disappeared into the sea.

In Limski Zaljev not far from Umag there is the Limski Fjord, from which pirates used to raid the rich Venetian caravans. Limski Zaljev is also famous for its oysters.

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The small picturesque towns of Movotun and Groznian located 20 km away from Umag invite their guests to their cozy bars and restaurants of very tasty Croatian cuisine with delicate wines of the local vineyards — malvasia and pino.

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The famous National park of Croatia – Brijuni — located not far from Pula and 75 km away from Umag and occupying 14 islands and underwater reefs invites to visit a safari park with exotic animals, and local and African fauna.

The visitors can also take a look around Josef Brozo Tito’s villa. He was a Yugoslavian leader, and spent six months of each year there.

National natural park of Croatia Brijuni

Umag is a modern resort with a developed touristic and entertainment infrastructure for guests of all ages.

Umag offers Umag hotels of a high level of famous hotel chains, small family mini hotels on the coast, villas and bungalows for rest, and many private apartments of Umag of different levels.

Umag attracts with its rich night life, on the central embankment there are several night clubs of Umag, and two casinos. The most famous night club of Umag is the Planet Disco.

In Umag, there are many restaurants of the local Croatian cuisine with terraces with an unforgettable view of the sea.

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From Umag (Croatia) to Italy

There are fast catamarans travelling regularly every day from the town of Umag to Italy’s famous town of Venice.

The catamaran schedule is made to consider the morning departure from Umag, a walking tour of Venice and a few free hours of personal time to look at Venice and do some shopping, and the evening return to Umag. The trip from the town of Umag in Croatia to Venice takes 2 hours 15 minutes.

Cost of ferries tickets on catamaran Prince of Venice to Venice from Umag:

– for adult – 389 km (app.53 euro) – round trip;

– for adult – 315 km (app.42 euro) – one-way;

– for child – 7-14 years – 50% of adult tickets; to 7 years – free

The catamaran Umag – Venice schedule:

08:00 – leaving catamaran from the port of Uma

08:30 – arrival catamaran to Venice, Italy

17:00 – leaving catamaran from Venice, Italy

19:30 – arrival catamaran to Umag, Croatia

Those wishing to have a closer look at Venice can stay in Venice for a few days in one of the split-level hotels of Venice, ranging from 2* to 5*.

From Umag (Croatia) to Venice (Italy)

Owners of private yachts and boats also offer trips to Venice from Croatia, you can see the private offers at the local touristic bureau, or at the central embankment.

Beaches on Istria peninsula Croatia

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Beaches of Istria peninsula formed of picturesque coastline, bays and coves.

There are rocky and pebbly beaches. Beaches of Istria peninsula have 44 beaches which are awarded the Blue Flag.

Beaches of Istria peninsula are famous for their hotels, variety of services and facilities

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The best 10 luxury villas in Europe

Villa “Lorena” Novigrad (17 km from Porec city; 16 km from Umag city) was included in the rating Europe’s 10 best luxury villas for 2016 by the Daily Telegraph

Villa Lorena Novigrad The best 10 luxury villas in Europe

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Hotels in Umag

Hotel Zlatna Vala 3* Umag

Hotel Umag Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 119 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Umag: 5 km
Distance to airport Pula: 84 km
Add: air-conditioned modern, spacious rooms with private balcony, free Wi-Fi, tennis court, each units has a private balcony with magnificent views to the sea or a nearby park, large terrace bar, panoramic views of the bay, restaurant serves a selection of fresh fish and shellfish dishes, local wines, spacious parking
Cost rent room for 2 per: from 77 euro

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Hotel Melia Coral Adults Only 5* Umag

Hotel Umag Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.5 / 10
Review score based on 816 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: few steps
Distance to center of Umag:
Distance to airport Pula: 84 km
Add: in the Katoro Resort, the adults-only Melia Coral Hotel features a wellness centre, swimming pools, gym, free Wi-Fi, surrounded by pine trees, buffet restaurant with show cooking, the à-la-carte Mediteran tavern, a beach club and a snack bar, night life takes place at the Passion Lounge Bar, sun bathing terrace, outdoor swimming pool, terrace by the sea, variety of distinguished entertainment, sports and leisure facilities for adults, Pole dancing classes, free private parking
Cost rent room 2 per: from 104 euro

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Hotel Sol Umag Residence 4* Umag

Hotel Umag Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.3 / 10
Review score based on 140 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Umag: 1 km
Distance to airport Pula: 84 km
Add: indoor and outdoor pools, wellness area, à la carte Léon d’Or Restaurant, pool bar serving a variety of snacks and local specialities, rooms are air-conditioned, comprise a balcony, minibar, safe, several restaurants are provided serving local and international dishes, array of activities can be enjoyed on site, Stella Maris ATP Stadion is 600 m, secure parking is provided at an additional cost
Cost rent room 2 per: from 86 euro

Photo and description of Hotel Sol Umag Residence 4* Umag

Private apartments in Umag

Apartments Riva 3* Umag

Private apartments Umag Croatia
FABULOUS rating 9.3 / 10
Review score based on 51 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 300 m
Distance to center of Umag: in centre
Distance to airport Pula: 90 km
Add: only 150 m from the Old Town, 50 m from the sea, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, variety of dining options can be found within a walking distance, dishwasher, bedrooms offers sea views, bar with terrace, next to stops a sightseeing train which goes around the town, to the beaches and ATP tennis courts are 2 km away
Cost rent apartment for 2 per: from 65 euro

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Apartments & Rooms Barbara 3* Umag

Private apartments Umag Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.4 / 10
Review score based on 65 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 5 min drive
Distance to center of Umag: 2 km
Distance to airport Pula: 80 km
Add: quiet greenery location, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safe, some units have balcony or terrace, children’s playground, lush and well-kept garden with a shaded seating area and barbecue facilities
Cost apartment 2+2: from 60 euro

Photo and description apartments & rooms Barbara 3* Umag

Apartments Bella Vista 3* Umag

Private apartments Umag Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.3 / 10
Review score based on 25 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Umag: 500 m
Distance to airport Pula: 90 km
Add: located in a quiet area near park and the sea, free Wi-Fi, free parking, surrounded by a lush garden, barbecue facilities, patio offers a view of the sea, city beach with sports facilities are 100 m away, nearest supermarket is 300 m, golf course is 7 km away, Brijuni National park can be reached by boat from Fazana, 90 km away
Cost rent apartment for 2 per: from 70 euro

Photo and description apartments Bella Vista 3* Umag

Villas Melia Istrian 4* Umag

Private apartments Umag Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.3 / 10
Review score based on 224 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Umag: 2 km
Distance to airport Pula: 50 km
Add: situated directly by the sea, 2 swimming pools, massage services, free private parking, free Wi-Fi, each villa has a private terrace,cosy outdoor living area and air conditioning, modern furnishings and traditional Mediterranean elements are combined in every villa, a la carte restaurant serves international and Croatian cuisin, guests can enjoy their dishes on the beautiful Mediterranean terrace, near Umag beaches, restaurants and shops
Cost rent villa for 4 guests: from 103 euro ; for 6 guests: 148 euro

Photo and description Villas Melia Istrian 4* Umag

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Get to Umag

Umag has excellent connects with all Croatian cities and many European cities.

Get to Umag by plane:

The nearest airport to Umag is airport Pula city – 83 km

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Distance from airport city of Zagreb to Umag city – 264 km
Distance from airport Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Umag – 152 km
Distance from airport Venice (Italy) to Umag – 200 km

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Get to Umag by bus:

Bus traffic connects Umag with major cities of Croatia – Pula, Novigrad, Porec, Rovinj, Rijeka, Osijek, Varazdin, Split, Zagreb – the capital of Croatia.
Address bus station of Umag – Joakima Rakovca 11, 52470 Umag
Phone bus station of Umag +385 060 317 060
Official web site of Croatian bus traffic www.autobusni-kolodvor.com

You can get information about timetable and tickets by bus in Europe:

The nearest railway station to Umag is in city Rijeka in 99 km.

Get to Umag by car:

Umag city is situated on sea coast, next to motorway A9 (Е751), which connects Pula city and Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Triest (Italy).

Distance from Umag to cities of Croatia:

Distance from Umag to Zagreb – 259 km
Distance from Umag to cities of Istria penninsula:
Novigrad – 15 km; Porec – 32 km; Rovinj – 64 km; Pula – 85 km
Distance from Umag to cities of Croatia:
Opatija – 92 km; Rijeka – 99 km; Crikvenica – 131 km; Zadar – 320 km; Sibenik – 445 km; Split – 487 km; Makarska – 558 km; Dubrovnik – 700 km
Distance from Umag to cities of Europe: Triest (Italy) – 48 km; Ljubljana (Slovenia) 133 km; Venice (Italy)- 210 km; Milan (Italy) – 467 km; Vienna (Austria) – 508 km; Munich (Germany) – 469 km; Bratislava (Slovakia) – 558 km

Getting to Umag by yachts:

In Umag, there is a large pier for yachts and motorboats. Umag’s marina has 475 places.
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Umag’s marina is the largest one in the Istria region of Croatia

Rent a car in Umag

Map of Umag

Weather in Umag

Average monthly temperatures in Umag Croatia:

Umag is a comfortable touristic resort: it receives 2,400 sunny hours a year.
January +6 С
February +8 С
March +11 С
April +16 С
May +20 С
June +22 С
July +26 С
August +27 С
September +23 С
October +20 С
November +11 С
December +8 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Umag Croatia:

January +9 С
February +10 С
March +11 С
April +15 С
May +17 С
June +22 С
July +24 С
August +26 С
September +23 С
October +20 С
November +15 С
December +11 С

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