These Istria videos underline the charme of this fantastic Croatian region. You will see that the landscape (especially the coastline) is very green. The pine trees literally grow into the beaches.
Another reason for Istria's popularity is that other European countries like Austria, Germany, Belgium aren't as far as Dalmatia is.
If you reach the Croatian borderline - you are in Istria within an hour. Of course, it can take longer if your destination is in the western part of Istria or if you are coming from Hungary or so... But, you will generally reach places in Istria quicker than destinations in the southern region.
Get ready to plunge yourself in a fulfilling travel experience!