Rovinj Harbour

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Rovinj Harbour featuring a coastal town, boating and a bay or harbor

Be delighted by the charm and authenticity of this pretty little Istrian harbor, around which you will find cobbled lanes, historic buildings and excellent restaurants. 

Rovinj Harbour forms the heart of the beautiful town of Rovinj. Around the little harbor, where tiny colored fishing boats bob gently, cobbled lanes are lined by Venetian-era houses. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere, admire the Old Town buildings and linger over a dinner of fresh seafood as you watch the sun set over the Adriatic Sea.

Rovinj is one of Istria’s top destinations, and rightly so. The character-filled peninsula has retained its old-world charm, mainly thanks to its bustling and still active fishing harbor. The old buildings, packed tightly together in the maze of lanes which lead down to the harbor, are a pastel-hued mishmash. In between you will find churches and squares galore. See an amazing panorama of the harbor from the 18th-century St. Euphemia Cathedral, a Baroque church on a hill overlooking the Old Town.

The harbor is one of the Mediterranean’s last real fishing ports. Every day the little wooden boats chug out into the open seas and return with the freshest catches. See the boats rising and falling on the gently sloshing sea when the day is over and the sun is setting. Yet Rovinj isn’t famous only for delicious fish and seafood. Truffles are highly prized here and many local chefs delight in creating Italian-inspired traditional meals that combine this flavorful ingredient with the fruits of the sea. Take a seat at one of the many harbor-side restaurants to enjoy incredible scenery and mouth-watering meals. Be sure to try the tagliatelli mare e monti (pasta with prawns and truffles).

Visit the food market, located within the harbor, to see stalls piled high with colorful fruit, vegetables and incredible truffles. The produce originates in the forests of Motovun and forms the basis of many delectable dishes and products.

Rent a bike from the stores located in Rovinj Harbour and explore the car-free Old Town at leisure.

Fly into Pula, the closest airport to Rovinj Harbour. From here, access the town by private transfer or by public transportation.

Top Hotels Close to Rovinj Harbour

Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
4 out of 5
Luja Adamovica 33, Rovinj
The price is $93 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in a regional park and within a 10-minute walk of Park forest Zlatni Rt and Rovinj Marina. Skaraba Beach and Katarina ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (443 reviews)
"The environmental aspects of the property could be improved. Stop using one use plastic tubes for the bathroom gels etc. - use refillable instead. Encourage guests to keep towels rather than change daily - flag up/encourage option at least. More environmental awareness raising etc would be good."

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
5 out of 5
Smareglijeva ulica 1A, Rovinj
The price is $235 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Katarina Island, Rovinj Harbour, and Rovinj Town Museum. Park forest ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (70 reviews)
"Service was brilliant. They found us some great restaurants to eat at when there wasn’t availability at the ones we were looking at. The hotel is quite modern and so everything is designed to get the most out of the fantastic location."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Hotel Lone Rovinj
Hotel Lone Rovinj
5 out of 5
Luje Adamovica 31, Rovinj
The price is $123 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Rovinj, this beachfront hotel is in a provincial park and within a 15-minute walk of Park forest Zlatni Rt, Rovinj Marina, and Katarina Island. Church ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (618 reviews)
"Hotel - Lovely enviornment near Rovinj old town Room - spacious, clean, but no kettle for coffee or tea. Park view was so relaxing. Breakfast - Good selection and tasteful. One morning I waited for 10 minutes in line since only one person did sunny upside down, scrambled eggs and omelette. Staff ..."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hotel Lone Rovinj
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Best Lodging Options Near Rovinj Harbour

Apartments and Rooms Hey Rovinj
Apartments and Rooms Hey Rovinj
4 out of 5
Ulica Trevisol 54, Rovinj
The price is $61 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Apartments and Rooms Hey Rovinj
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
5 out of 5
Smareglijeva ulica 1A, Rovinj
The price is $235 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
4 out of 5
Luja Adamovica 33, Rovinj
The price is $93 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
Hotel Lone Rovinj
Hotel Lone Rovinj
5 out of 5
Luje Adamovica 31, Rovinj
The price is $123 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Hotel Lone Rovinj
Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico
Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico
4 out of 5
Ulica Augusto Ferri 44, Rovinj, Istria
The price is $113 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 5
Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico
Maistra Monte Mulini
Maistra Monte Mulini
5 out of 5
A. Smareglia 3, Rovinj
The price is $185 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Maistra Monte Mulini
Heritage Angelo d'Oro Hotel
Heritage Angelo d'Oro Hotel
4 out of 5
Vladimira Svalbe 40, Rovinj
The price is $78 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Heritage Angelo d'Oro Hotel
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
4 out of 5
Obala Pina Budicina 16, Rovinj
The price is $120 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
Old Town Rovinj Apartments by Irundo
Old Town Rovinj Apartments by Irundo
3 out of 5
Arsenale 1, Rovinj
The price is $117 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Old Town Rovinj Apartments by Irundo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.