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Ancient port towns are nestled between hills of lush greenery and the azure Adriatic Sea. The 35 km long fjord Limska to Rovinj seems to cut into Istria to gather oxygen-rich rivers and the sea and create the best harvests of oysters and various types of mussels. A yacht or dinghy tour here reveals incredible views of high hills strewn with oak and ash. In Pula, often called Rome by the Sea, summer entertainment has been replaced by gladiators, lions and bears to alfresco opera, theater and cinema. If you still want to feel the ancient mood, every week Spectacula Antiqua recreates gladiatorial battles. Nearby is the park of 14 Brijuni Islands, bought in 1983 by Viennese industrial magnate Paul Kupelwieser, who founded a casino, a marina and the first golf course in Croatia.