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Make a holiday home, farmhouse, villa or cottage in Central Istria, Croatia your home away from home

The Central Istrian region of Croatia is almost more Italian than it is Croatian, owing to its history, but whether you hear Italian or Croat being spoken won’t make any difference to the beautiful scenery, attractive medieval towns, and great selection of holiday accommodation available here. Situated on the Istrian peninsula in the far west of Croatia, Central Istria is the area around the city of Pazin. Although inland, the waters of the Adriatic Sea are never far away if you fancy the beach for a change from your villa’s pool!

Things to do on holiday in Central Istria, Croatia

Central Istria is full of attractive villages, towns and cities, rural countryside, hills and farms, making this an ideal holiday rental destination for many kinds of visitors. Accommodation Istria varies from village and town locations, to villas in the middle of the peaceful Croatian countryside, many of which benefit from private pools.

This area is certainly becoming very popular with tourists who want to see some of the region’s attractions, which include the medieval hillside village of Motovun. This village is said to be one of the most attractive in the region and features Venetian colonial architecture and tons of history – the graves of two Romans from the 1st century, 12th and 13th century city walls, a 15th century city gate, a renaissance period municipal palace, and an assortment of churches from different periods too. Motovun is surrounded by lush forests where tasty truffles grow, and grapes are grown on the hillside slopes. Pazin is the largest city in the area and capital of Istria County. Attractions here include the castle museum, whilst nearby the village of Pican has wonderful views from church’s tall bell tower.

Places to visit on holiday in Central Istria, Croatia

When staying in self-catering accommodation in Istria you’re never too far away from the coast and the Adriatic Sea. There are several popular coastal towns you can visit for a day trip, including Rovinj, Porec, Pula and Novigrad where you can enjoy the town atmosphere as well as the beaches.

The weather in Central Istria, Croatia

Central Istria has a lovely Mediterranean climate, mild all year round, so is the perfect location for enjoying your own private holiday villa or cottage! Summers don’t get excessively hot here, averaging in the mid 20’s C but the high hours of sunshine per day are what really makes this an ideal summer holiday destination.

Flights to Central Istria, Croatia

The closest international airport to Central Istria is in the south of the Istrian Peninsula in the city of Pula. From Pula most Central Istria accommodation can be reached easily, taking anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on your exact destination. Ryanair offers flights from Stansted to Pula.

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Recent Reviews

Wonderful comfortable property

5 of 5
The property is definitely 5 star in terms of quality of the finish and fittings and very well equipped and private. Brigitta was very helpful with information before arrival and provided us with wonderful produce from the farm including some wonderful wine. Our only recommendation would be to provide a visitor book to allow other guests to pass on tips about restaurants and sites to see in the area.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Un souvenir inoubliable. Nous y retournerons.

5 of 5
Les premiers contacts pour cette location furent les échanges d'information entre la propriétaire (ou sa responsable location) et nous. Et déjà le suivi, la rapidité des réponses, la courtoisie de Caroline nous ont mis en confiance. Il est vrai que cette villa est vraiment à l'écart, et qu'il vaut mieux utiliser Google Earth au préalable pour tenter de savoir comment y arriver. On peut dire sans se tromper que c'est "au bout du bout du chemin". Une très belle habitation, au calme, ni trop grande ni trop petite, intelligemment ordonnée, bien restaurée, et ne manquant de rien. A notre arrivée elle était super propre. La vue sur Motovun, au départ de la terrasse ou de la piscine, ne laissera personne indifférent. Elle est superbe, changeant selon les humeurs du temps. Au départ de ce magnifique endroit, vous pouvez rayonner dans toute l'Istrie en moins d'une heure. De très nombreux villages perchés à visiter, des villes côtières, des caves à vin, producteurs d'huiles, etc. Nous sommes en plein territoire de la truffe. Autant dire que les excellents restos proposant ce produit ne manquent pas. Tous comme les établissement offrant des produits de la mer. Bref, ce furent de magnifiques vacances, dans un endroit idyllique. Certains que nous y retournerons. Merci Caroline. PS: pour le soir, prévoyez néanmoins un peu de répulsif pour les moustiques :)
  • Review Submitted: Jul 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018