Apartments, Houses and Chalets for Sale in Umag, Croatia.
Umag - Istrian Peninsula, Croatia
With a coastline packed with splendid beaches, Umag has solidified itself as a recognized summer destination in Europe. But the sea is only one of the reasons Umag stands out as an exceptional vacation site.
Umag - Museum of History
Umag is a city full of entertainment possibilities. Exciting events such as the ATP Croatia Open, held each summer at the stadium at Istraturist's Stella Maris resort, have pushed Umag to the forefront of Croatian tourism.
Beautiful architecture, delicious restaurants and unrivalled scenery add to the city's undeniable charm.
Umag's growth over the years is evident as it is now a major tourist destination in Istria.
Major attributes that favor Umag
Umag - old town center
- Prime location
- Superior beaches
- Endless entertainment
- Lush landscape
- Delicious food
Umag on the Adriatic - Old City
Umag was founded in Antiquity when the region’s inhabitants began settling a narrow island that was gradually broadened by earthworks, making it the peninsula we know today.
Umag - Streets in the old Town
The city of Umag was discovered by Roman noblemen who decided to make it their summer residence. The glamour, magnificence and dazzle of historic times can still be seen today in Venetian houses of the old Umag town – city walls and fortresses that are partly preserved as well as some renaissance and baroque buildings and churches.
The luxury and brilliance of those times are reflected today in the many Venetian-style houses that can be found in and around the city.
Umag - Old Town, stairs and portal
The old town of Umag is situated on a peninsula and highlights urban structures of the Middle Ages. Its center of narrow streets harbors traces of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including four medieval churches built between the 13th and 16th centuries.
The Renaissance tower houses the City Museum worth seeing for its Antique period exhibits as well as for the exhibits of contemporary artists.
With the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the reign of Germanic kingdoms and the Byzantine Empire followed in succession in Istria. However, social relationships inherited from Roman times did not change to any significant extent, until the arrival of Slavic settlers.
Through the centuries, Umag spent periods under Venetian, French, Italian and Austrian rule.
With the collapse of the Venetian Empire in 1797, the town fell under the rule of the Hapsburg Monarchy. Umag became part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1813, and remained in the Monarchy until the First World War.
Umag - Arial view
The Surrounding area
The hinterland of Umag has beautiful hills with fortifications that present magnificent vistas and marvelous history, an abundance of autochthonous agricultural specialties and friendly hosts.
One of the more visible sights near Umag is the lighthouse in Savudrija. Built in 1818, it is the oldest lighthouse on the Adriatic Coast. It measures 36 meters high and the light it emits can be seen for 32 kilometres.
The location also supplies fantastic sea views.
Umag - ACI Marina
For the nautical enthusiast, the Adriatic Croatia International Club Marina of Umag is the northernmost ACI marina in Croatia. Awarded the "Blue Flag" honour for its cleanliness and environmentally-friendly grounds, ACI Umag has an impressive 494 berths.
The sea in Umag is crystal clear and suitable for swimming from May till October.