Istria is a county located in the western part of Croatia. It is commonly called Istra in local languages of Slovene and Croatian. It is one of the best places to plan a vacation within the Balkans. The county has gorgeous seaside villages and hill towns, dramatic beaches, rose gardens as well as delicious foods. In addition, the residents of Istria are quite warm and welcoming. It is a preferred travel destination for a group of friends seeking to have the best time of their lives.