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ACI Marina Rovinj

Rovinj | Sun, Sea, and Elegance

Rovinj holds a special allure for the discerning yacht charterer. This charming peninsula town, with its Venetian-kissed harbor, offers ancient secrets, hidden coves, and romantic sunsets. So, set your course for Rovinj. Adventure awaits, both on land and aboard your luxurious yacht.

This quaint fishing village is on the Adriatic coast, just south of Venice, Italy, and north of Dubrovnik, Croatia. With its tiny streets and beautiful harbor location, Rovinj has a feel unlike any other place in Croatia.

ACI Marina Rovinj

Rovinj Old Town sits on a tiny peninsula, which was initially an island. Pastel-colored Venetian-era facades rim the deep curving fishing harbor, overlooked by a lovely hilltop church. South from here, on the coast, are some of Croatia’s most luxurious contemporary hotels.

Sailing crews moor up along Rovinj’s quayside to come ashore and explore its romantic cobbled alleys. Meanwhile, excursion boats shuttle tourists around the 14 green islets of the Rovinj archipelago.

Rovinj | Things to see and do

History Buffs

  • Venetian Old Town: Wander through cobbled streets adorned with colorful houses, discover hidden piazzas, and soak in the charming atmosphere.
  • Gripo Museum: Explore archaeological treasures excavated from nearby caves, offering a glimpse into Rovinj’s ancient past.
  • Balbi’s Arch: Stand under this striking Venetian portal, a gateway to the Old Town and a stunning photo opportunity.
  • Walk up through the pedestrian-only Old Town to the hilltop Church of St Euphemia. You have stunning views over the town and out to sea.
  • Stroll down to the seafront via the Grisia, a steep stone alley lined by art galleries and souvenir shops.

Nature Lovers

  • Lim Fjord: Cruise through this serene emerald waterway, carved by glaciers, and be enchanted by its natural beauty.
  • Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat): Bask on the sun-kissed crescent-shaped beach, ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. Stroll through the Golden Cape Forest Park, planted with towering pines, cedars, and eucalyptus trees.
  • Hiking and Biking Trails: Trek through fragrant cypress forests, discover hidden coves, and enjoy stunning vistas on picturesque trails. Rovinj is a nature lover’s paradise.

Adventure Seekers

  • Scuba Diving: Dive into the crystal-clear Adriatic waters and encounter colorful marine life and underwater treasures.
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding: Explore the coastline from a peaceful perspective.
  • Fishing: Cast your line and enjoy the bounty of the Adriatic. Savor your fresh catch in a local konoba (tavern).

Cultural Explorers in Rovinj

  • Grisia Festival (August): Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of seafood and Istrian cuisine with live music and festivities.
  • Art Galleries: Discover local and international artists showcasing their talents in various galleries around town.
  • Live Music: Enjoy local bands and musicians performing in lively bars and terraces, especially during summer.
  • Wine Tastings: Sample the region’s delicious Malvazija and Teran wines at local wineries or charming wine bars. You can also hire a car and drive inland to explore Istria’s wine roads.
  • Dine on contemporary Croatian cuisine at Michelin-starred Monte, close to the hilltop church.
  • Check out Rovinj City Museum, a 17th-century Baroque palace displaying artworks from the 16th century to the 20th century.
  • Visit the Batana House Eco-Museum to learn about Rovinj’s traditional batana fishing boats.

Marinas and Anchorages

  • ACI Marina Rovinj. A modern marina in the southeastern part of the city’s port. Marina amenities also include a restaurant, swimming pool, and laundry services.
  • The Rovinj City Port offers berths for boats.