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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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                                                                                                Fifteen days unforgettable vacation. We had nice and warm weather. We enjoyed the pool in the backyard. Very quiet place for a mental vacation. We'll be back for sure and recommend to friends.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                A fantastic week in a beautiful villa

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                                                                                                We had a wonderful week in Villa Rovine - the house was super clean, very well equipped, spacious and lovely and cool. The pool and outside areas were equally well kept, which made our stay very enjoyable. The owner Niksa Bartolic was incredibly helpful, with lots of information about various things, and nothing seemed to be too much to ask. Even before our arrival, Niksa provided very detailed information regarding best border crossings, etc., and kept us updated along the journey. Having stayed at many different villas over the years, this was by far the best experience we've ever had! Thank you from the Clayton family!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                August 2016

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                                                                                                Wir waren zu viert, und hatten jeweils 2 Appartements, die Appartements, waren gut ausgestattet, bis auf Handtücher war alles vorhanden. Leider gibt es keine Waschmaschine die ich gerne benutzt hätte, da ich doch gerne mal die salzigen Handtücher gewaschen hätte, es gibt aber einen Waschservice den man nutzen kann. 2 schöne Balkone waren zum abklingen des Tages perfekt. Edward ist sehr nett und hilft sofort. Alles ist sehr nahe beieinander Shops, Restaurants, Strand alles gut zu Fuß zu erreichen. Die Appartements liegen in einer schönen Gegend. Wir würden sofort wieder buchen. Vielen Dank nochmal an Edward.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016