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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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                                                                                                Fabulous

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The house was still being built when we originally booked our two week stay and we were a little apprehensive before arriving as we hadn't really seen photos of the finished property as a whole, however we were delighted when presented with this beautiful, stylish, spotlessly clean house. The property owner Vanessa and her husband were so lovely and welcoming, very hospitable, and even though they were imminently about to welcome the arrival of their first baby they were very keen to ensure we were happy and content with the property, nothing was to much trouble. The house itself is set slightly out of the village, but literally less than a five minute walk into the village. The house in a row of 4 other houses, which at the time were in the process of being built, these are all owned by family members. One house which was immediately next door was almost complete and we were concerned about building noise, but we needn't have been as they were very considerate and the noise was kept to an absolute minimum, we didn't really notice it, infact we were super impressed how quiet and efficient they were! Svetvinčenat is a small village but has all the amenities, 3 well stocked mini markets, and fabulous stone baked pizza restaurants. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and steeped in history with its medieval castle, we were fortunate to be there when the village held its spectacular medieval festival over a long weekend. You definitely need a car as being inland the coast is about 20 - 40 min drive depending which direction you go in. As a family of four (two boys aged, 14 and 11) we absolutely loved this property, location, people and this stunning area of Croatia.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 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

                                                                                                Fabulous

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                The villa location was perfect for us, and the swimming pool was great, the barbecue area was fantastic. The accommodation inside was delightful, it was well equipped. This villa is the jewel in the crown. Thank you Goran for the wine left for us all and for a perfect holiday Regards Dawn and family.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016