Istria villasHoliday rentals - villas & apartments to rent in Istria

Istria is a beautiful heartshaped peninsula bordering onto Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. It has an immense array of things on offer to provide a truly memorable experience from the sea to inland, such as its beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, gourmet food, wineries, olive oil groves for tastings, biking, rock climbing and diving.

Inland the rolling hills attract many food and culture visitors, with medieval villages perched upon hilltops to explore such as unspoilt Beram which has some of the finest sacred art in the region. These give way to a varied landscape of vineyards, pine forrests, orange and olive groves. For sun seekers, there is 430km of coastline to enjoy with many watersports and diving facilities. The Brijuni group of 14 islands that form a National Park are perfect for a family day trip.

At a glance...
Fabulous beaches
Vineyard tours
Romain ruins
Tour a vineyard and sample the local wine
Airports - Pula International
Capital - Pula

Featured holiday villas in Istria

Many of our holiday homes in Istria come with all the facilities you would expect including wifi, satellite TV and private / shared swimming pool. The key consideration is timing - if you are planning a holiday during the peak summer months in the main resorts such as Pula or Porec, the villas tend to get booked up months in advance.

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Istria is an all year round destination but to experience the island's beaches, the best time to visit is from April to the end of September where the days are long and warm. During that period the temperature ranges from a pleasant 22 degrees peaking in to the early thirties in July and August with hardly any rain.

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Things to see & do in Istria

Pula and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions....
1st century Roman amphitheatre in Pula
Temple of Augustus
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Pula aquarium - the largest in Croatia
The Gate of Hercules
Explore the Kastel - a Venetian fortress dating back to the 1600s
Brijuni National Park on the archipelago 20 mins by boat

Our view on holidays in Istria

Istria has always been a very popular tourist destination and these days, even more accessible with low cost airfares and value for money holiday rentals accommodation. In some parts on Istria's southern coast, you would be forgiven if you thought you were on a deserted exotic island - a surreal experience with deserted beaches and warm, deep azure crystal clear sea. In a nutshell, Istria is a top family holiday destination, full of gastronomic tradition, rich in culture, history and incredibly friendly.

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