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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 base for exploring Istria

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                                                                                                      Villa Zelena is a lovely, well-equipped property with a great pool and a spacious verandah for relaxing and alfresco dining. The villa, grounds and pool were all really well maintained and spotlessly clean. The villa is in a quiet location, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees and made an excellent base for exploring both the coastal resorts and hill towns of Istria. Highlights for us included visits to Porec, Groznjan, Hum and Motovun with its incredible views - all within easy reach. We enjoyed fabulous food, both on the villa's barbecue and in nearby local restaurants as well as an entertaining visit to the local Rossi winery which was only a short walk away. The house manual was detailed and had great suggestions for places to visit; and the welcome pack of food was much appreciated and enough for an evening meal and breakfast the following day. We would highly recommend Zelena to anyone looking to stay in a great villa with a fab pool for relaxing and exploring Istria.
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                                                                                                      The villa is so spacious and well equipped. We were met in the village and shown the way to the villa which was in fact less than 5 mins walk. Everything was fresh and clean and the pool and garden area were lovely. Quiet rural location, short walk to the village for bread etc for breakfast each day. A torch came in handy for walking back at night! The location was good with several pretty towns within half an hour drive. Roads were good and not too busy even in August. Not a huge choice of eating places in the village (2 pizzerias and a trattoria) There are a few bars and 2 food shops which were well stocked. We had an amazing thunder storm on the day we arrived but soon passed over. Beautiful castle and some really old buildings around the village. Bring some shoes for the sea as all the coast is rocky. You'll have a great stay at Villa Aurora!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017