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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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Croatia Favourites

Island Gems

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (14 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #2233161
    14
    Viewed 292 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (12 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #2418424
      12
      Viewed 343 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        House #2479142
        2
        Viewed 144 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #2467098
          8
          Viewed 107 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #2556182
            2
            Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
              • Studio
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #2415482
              2
              Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (10 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1729772
                10
                Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (4 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8005035
                  4
                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (21 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Multiple rentals Apartment #790475
                    21
                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (5 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Villa #6535153
                      5
                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 6 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 16
                        House #2247735
                        5
                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #2026492
                          7
                          Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (14 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 10
                            Villa #1591454
                            14
                            Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (26 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #90005
                              26
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #6387182
                                7
                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (15 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Multiple rentals House #6691230
                                  15
                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (13 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #401001
                                    13
                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (15 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #413911
                                      15
                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (20 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #756272
                                        20
                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Multiple rentals House #2235108
                                          2
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            Villa #2544537
                                            2
                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (8 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #6796884
                                              8
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (6 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Villa #8066045
                                                6
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #2360910
                                                  4
                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #1057081
                                                    6
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #6808748
                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Villa #2122940
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #6734845
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #58273
                                                            14
                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Multiple rentals House #2235108
                                                              1
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #4036584
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 11
                                                                  Villa #486801
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Apartment #4084896
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #68166
                                                                      21
                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #1804399
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • Studio
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #2199851
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (28 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Villa #803247
                                                                            28
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Apartment #2511759
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #756272
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #2358829
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #2512098
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      House #2212632
                                                                                      1
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6024417
                                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #6715575
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6745737
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #6792150
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6028517
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #1531421
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6515500
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #2543911
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic apartment and village to come home to.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay at apartment Castello and Vodnjan is a great village away from the tourist trail but close enough to be able to enjoy all the sights and return to the very comfortable apartment. Small supermarket nearby for all our needs and local restaurants with great food. Central location to all the sights, mountain top villages and the wonderful seafront towns. Would highly recommend this highly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect location. Everything we required for our stay. Good beds. Excellent value

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Kristina was a very welcoming host. The apartment is ideal as a base, close to the bus station and the centre of Pula. Five minutes walk to the marina where you can get trips to the islands. Across the road from the arena. Everything in the apartment for a comfortable stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017