Bok! my wife and I are planning a trip to Porec We are pretty flexible, but were thinking shoulder season in September. We have traveled in Croatia 5 times, but have not been in Istria since our first trip in 2000, so things have changed and would appreciate ideas.
Planned itinerary - usually stay for 15-17 days. Hotels/rooms, prefer clean and old town, not interested in resorts/spas, we just need a good clean place to sleep.
Porec during Giostra
Opatija (never been here is it worth it?)
Split to visit friends
Mostar and Zenica to visit friends (no politics please - they are american friends!).
Any recommendations for places to stay, eat, visit, other towns must see? - We love the history, old town and are traveling without our college age kids for the 2nd time... Not all that interested in the nightlife, much prefer to meet locals and visit. Know enough language to get us in trouble!
Do we need to prebook rooms in September?