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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Istria, Croatia your home away from home

Istria is the peninsula of Croatia which boarders Slovenia and shares a maritime boarder with Italy. Self catering apartments in Istria are always in great demand as this is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia.

Thing to do on holiday in Istria, Croatia

A holiday rental in Istria places you squarely in the gastronomic heartland of Croatia, where indulging in the fresh seafood, white truffles and local white wines will certainly become a main feature of your stay in an Istria apartment or villa.

Istria is made of lush rolling hills adorned with productive vineyards and scattered with charming, ancient medieval villages, which makes touring the countryside by car, foot or bicycle a real pleasure from a holiday villa in Istria. There are a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites to be discovered, like the Roman amphitheatre, preserved mummies and traditional fishing ports.

Although the interior has a huge amount to offer, it is the beaches around the 430km coastline which draw most people to Istria villas. The coast provides endless entertainment through swimming, sailing and a variety of water sports.

Places to holiday in Istria, Croatia

Umag is a hugely popular destination to take a holiday villa in Istria, boasting 20km of Riviera. The resort is based around the attractive, ancient city of Umag, whose narrow cobbled streets are filled with charming restaurants and traditional pubs. This is the location of the Croatian Tennis Open, so sporting facilities are top class. The coastline is dotted with small secluded cove beaches with Istria accommodation on the shores.

Porec is the most popular resort in Istria, regularly voted Croatia’s best resort. The old town is over 2,000 years old, and despite the popularity of the region, it never seems to get crowded or uncomfortable. There are numerous historical sites of huge importance to Istria, and tours of the Euphrasian Basilica with the beautiful golden mosaics are a great way to spend an afternoon from an Istria holiday apartment. The main tourist areas however are outside of the town. The bays of Zelena, Laguna and Plava are like villages, with luxury villas, shopping facilities and sports centers.

Weather in Istria, Croatia

The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is a relatively mild 5°C. Summers make lounging on the beaches a real pleasure, averaging around 23°C in July. Sea temperatures make swimming in the sea very pleasant, averaging over 20°C from June until the middle of September.

Travel to Istria, Croatia

Ryanair fly regular cheap flights to Pula Airport, which is just a few miles from the villas and holiday apartments on the Istria peninsula.


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Really, really nice!

5 of 5
A very well appointed property with the added bonus of a feeling of complete isolation (even though it's in a small village). The pool area has sun all day long and was total chill out. The coastal town of Porec - 10 mins away - is a world heritage site and is an unspoilt gem.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

Unbelievable Property and Location

5 of 5
We wanted to get away for the new year, as my wife is pregnant and boy was this place perfect! Over the new year, Pula was a little quieter than it normally would be, (which was exactly what we wanted). Pula is absolutely beautiful. The property boasts loads of space, with bedrooms aplenty, newly done bathrooms, a swimming pool, a balcony, the works. It can EASILY house 10 people, with enough couch space to seat up to 16, and a mezzanine level for socialising. It is perfect located near a lake/beach/marina and a huge camping park where, during the summer, I imagine must be the most incredible summer spot, with wakeboarding cables in the water, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc all accessible. This location is ideal for kids and adults alike, with copious amounts of restaurants, catering to all types within the local area. The property was very well maintained, and impeccably cleaned. It felt brand new! The gentleman who met us to let us in was extremely polite, punctual and very helpful showing us all the inner workings (hot water, heating, towels, etc), and then left us to it, just as we hoped. The house is at the end of a road which ensures peace and quiet, which is also great. The neighbours even came out to say hi, which speaks to the owner's personality. Speaking of the owner, he sent us several emails with incredible detail of things to do in the area, all which were so helpful and spot on! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking for a "home away from home" for a few days.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

BEAUTIFUL VILLA

5 of 5
This beautiful villa has unfortunately taken the time that my family wanted. She is beautiful .... :)
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017