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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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Recent Reviews

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

Best Holiday Ever

5 of 5
We stayed in Vila Primula in June when the summer was already getting properly hot. At that time the whole Istria region was yet to welcome seasonal tourists. Therefore the atmosphere was still very calm. The villa was like a fairytale gem. Big enough to offer comfortable for our friends we invited. It proofed to be a proper holiday place. One of the great thing was the fact was no matter how hot outdoors, inside the temperature was always cool. All facilities are taken care for. Kitchen is equiped to a great standard. The garden is muck bigger that the photos show with lovely fresh herbs growing there. The place can be some sort of party zone, with very smarty installed hi-fi system which provides great sound at the pool area. We spent our evenings at the built-in barbeque and the large dinning table. Is was a romantic and relaxing as it gets. We will back soon.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

Great sense of spaciousness.

5 of 5
Lovely clean and well maintained place. Surrounded by open country side. Suited our craving for peace and quiet Burt only a short drive to all the facilities you could wish for.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016