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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Umag or Novigrad, Croatia your home away from home

The towns of Umag and Novigrad lie on the northwestern coast of Croatia’s Istria peninsula, near the Italian border. Croatia’s pleasant climate and unspoiled scenery has made the country one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, and it is easy to understand why when you visit the Umag Novigrad area. Sun kissed beaches, picturesque forests and luxurious accommodation are just some of the things that make the Umag Novigrad area of Croatia an ideal destination for Mediterranean family holidays.

Things to do in Umag – Novigrad area, Croatia

The bustling town of Umag is perfect for active tourists looking for a holiday filled with sport and recreational activities. The location of the town on the Adriatic Sea means that there are plenty of water sports including scuba diving, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, yachting and fishing. Other recreational activities in the scenic area around Umag include horse riding, cycling, hiking, tennis and even mini golf. The town is also home to the Croatian Open ATP tennis tournament. The Umag tourist office has helpful maps of the region that will help you get around.

Novigrad is a small town situated with a sheltered harbour and surrounded by farmland and forest. It’s a lovely town to explore by foot and also has plenty of recreational activities to keep you busy during your Novigrad holiday. If you are looking for some excitement you can go hunting in the Mirna valley nearby.

There are lively festivals in throughout the year including a Jazz Festival (in August), the festival celebrating the patron saint of Novigrad – St. Pelagius (August), as well as Fisherman’s Evenings in the summer where guests can taste fresh seafood and local dishes and listen to traditional Croatian music.

Places to visit on holiday in Umag – Novigrad area, Croatia

The Brijuni Islands are located off the coast and make a lovely day trip for those staying in Umag or Novigrad self-catering accommodation. Tourists can enjoy the islands untouched nature, a safari park and zoo, as well as various archeological sites. Other islands nearby that are worth a visit are the islands of the Medulin archipelago including Ceja, Levan and Bodulaš.

The city of Pula lies on the south of the Istria peninsula. Here you can see beautifully preserved Roman structures and Renaissance buildings as well as enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic at Bijeca beach.

Weather in Umag – Novigrad area, Croatia

The towns of Umag and Novigrad have a Mediterranean climate. Winters are pleasant and mild, and summers dry and hot with temperatures reaching 30°C. The cool ocean breezes mean that whatever time of year you rent an Umag or Novigrad villa you are sure to enjoy pleasant weather.

Flights to Umag – Novigrad area, Croatia

Visitors renting Umag or Novigrad holiday accommodation can either fly directly to the Croatian city of Pula, which lies on the southern tip of the Istria Peninsular, or visitors can fly in the Italian city of Trieste, which is only 40km away. Thomsonfly, Ryanair and Croatia Airlines are just some of the airlines that offer flights from various airports in the UK to Pula and Trieste. From there you can take a bus or hire a car and drive to your apartment in Umag or Novigrad.

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                                                                                                      The countryside is so natural, wildflowers and vineyards so authentic and the garden and pool are just what we needed. The house clean and spacious with lovely showers in each room. You can see the sea from the short walk to the next village and the mountains from your bedroom window. The large town of Porec is just 20 minute drive and the next town 10 minutes for restaurants and mini markets.
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                                                                                                      Lovely villa in beautiful part of Istria

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                                                                                                      We 4 adults had a wonderful stay of 8 nights at the villa in the middle of September 2017. The villa has all you need with a large fully equipped kitchen and seperate lounge. The bedrooms and bathrooms are generous sizes. There is a lovely pool and outside chairs and tables. We walked most days using the cycle routes. You can pick up leaflets at the Tourist place in Motovun. We hired bikes one day from Montana Bikes in Motovun (15 euros a day) - they were very helpful. We cycled the old railway route. The surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful and we visited places within a 45 minute drive. There's lots of atmospheric hill top villages. We ate at Toni's agrotourism on three evenings. The food is homely, rustic, good quality and reasonably priced. The other evenings we ate at the villa. We shopped in the mini market at the foot of Motovun which had fresh daily bread, fruit and vegetables and fresh ham and cheeses. It has a reasonable selection of other basics ie coffee, wine, pasta etc. We did one large shop at Lidl supermarkert when we went to Porec for the day. There is also Lidl and Aldi at Pazin which is about 30 minutes drive from the Villa. Whilst we fully enjoyed our trip there are some pointers for others. The villa is quite remote and the terrain is undulating. It's a good 40 minute walk to Motovun and then a very steep walk up to the town. Toni's agrotourism is the only place to eat out which is within reasonable walking distance - about 15/20 minutes up hill (down coming home!). You need torches at night as there are no street lights. I recommend walking shoes!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017