Best of the NorthWest – by Colours of Istria

Influencer friendly destination – apply for the Best of the Northwest adventure!

Congratulations are in order for our fellow influencers!

We are happy to inform you that our application process has come to an end! We can finally present to you this year’s influencers, who will spend five magical days discovering the hidden beauty of northwestern Istria!

Alberto Cadorin, Slađana Ostić, Danijela Kreković, Tjaša Derstvenšek, Selma Cadore and Alex Payer will capture each and every moment of this exciting adventure as they enjoy the vibrant scenery and gourmandize Istria’s most delicious bites. Make sure you follow our expedition, as we will be sharing this amazing journey with you. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our applicants. It was lovely communicating with such a talented and inspiring group of people!

Stay tuned for news and updates, as the event will be kicked off quite soon!

You could WIN a five-day stay to Northwest Istria, Croatia, with your influencer BFF! Jump to the application form or continue reading to find out why you should join us in discovering the The Best of the Northwest this autumn.

What’s this all about?

The Best of the Northwest is a contest specifically designed for travel, lifestyle and gastro influencers who want to take a journey with their fellow influencer friends. Whether you enjoy tasting local cuisines, delving into history, partaking in adventurous outdoor activities, indulging in spa treatments or documenting every detail with your camera, you’ll get to enjoy it all in twos. If you apply and are selected to participate, this program will allow you to explore the northwestern region of Istria, including the hidden beauty of the towns of Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje. We’ve carefully created a program to allow you and your travel companion to experience the best of what the Northwest has to offer, including Istria’s unmatched hospitality.

Who can apply?

  • Any individual that identifies as an influencer (*travel companions must also identify as influencers)
  • Influencers that specialize in: travel, lifestyle or gastro topics

What you’ll get:

  • Four nights of accommodation
  • A designated guide to help you navigate the region
  • Authentic gourmet Istrian cuisine
  • A specially designed itinerary to suit your interests
  • Plenty of insta-worthy material!

Choose your influencer category!

All influencers that choose to apply must select one category of interest. There are several categories that you and your influencer friend can apply for – we have created a number of itineraries in accordance with the various tourism experiences available to wandering travelers in our region:

Foodie Friends

Foodie Friends For influencers whose ideal journey consists of an itinerary involving elaborate wine tastings, local insights into homemade recipes and culinary stories, and who like to get to know local dishes from their own perspective. A perfect category to discover the wine tradition of the region and experience Michelin-worthy cuisine.

Eternal Adventurers

Eternal Adventurers If sports and enjoying the great outdoors makes your heart skip a beat, this category is for you! Whether it’s an early morning run or sunset hike, cycling, kayaking or outdoor exploring, eternal adventurers will fall in love with the natural beauty that northwestern Istria has to offer.

Pure Hedonists

Pure Hedonists For those who believe that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life, you’ll get to indulge in endless spa treatments, cocktails by the sea, and the relaxing atmosphere of the Istrian peninsula.

Travel Photographers

Travel Photographers If picture-taking is your passion, we’ll treat you to endless strolls and cruises through jaw-dropping landscapes, waiting as long as it takes to get the perfect shot.

Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers You are a nature lover and want to uncover northwestern Istria’s mesmerizing natural beauty! This category is ideal for those who love the great outdoors, camping, and spending time basking in Mother Earth’s incredible natural creations.

Culture Buffs

Culture Buffs You strive to go beyond your own roots to understand the rich history and culture of other people and places? Stepping into northwestern Istria is like stepping into a history book! Follow us to the ancient towns and castles of the region and observe, absorb and learn at your own pace.


Apply now!

All you have to do is get here, we’ll take care of the rest (including your accommodation)! The first step is to fill the form below in order to apply (only one person in each pair is required to fill out the form with basic information about you and your work): Please, read the Official Rules of this campaign in the document below: Attachment of Official Rules (PDF)

  • Links to main Social Media network:

  • Fellow influencer Links to main Social Media network:

The application period is active from June 21th to August 05th 2018, and the winners will be announced within 30 days of the end of the competition.