Istria

Rent a villa in Istria and explore Croatia from it´s most beautiful side

Historic coastal towns, romantic bays, fantastic sunsets over the sea and excellent Mediterranean food – the Istrian peninsula in the north of Croatia is a paradisiacal holiday destination. Discover the advantages of the peninsula and book one of our extraordinary dream villas in Istria. Should it be a beach holiday, foodie rould trip or an active holiday – almost everything is possible in Istria. Swim through crystal-clear water, explore wild, romantic bays and idyllic villages.

Rent an exclusive villa in Istria tailored to your needs and enjoy a wonderful beach holiday on the Adriatic. Istria has almost 445 kilometers of coastline. There is a suitable piece of beach for every sea lover. Whether it's a pebble, stone or sandy beach - thanks to the clear water and bright sun, every holiday here becomes a memorable experience.

There are a variety of options in Istria for culturally interested travelers. The larger cities of Pula, Rovinj and Poreč invite you to linger with numerous historical and cultural sights. You will also get your money's worth in terms of cuisine in Istria. The finest Mediterranean cuisine awaits you, characterized by olive oil, good wine and fine truffles. A stay at Villa Ottocento is particularly recommended for wine lovers, as it is located in the immediate vicinity of the famous Clai winery. Gourmet fans will enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Istria is worth a trip for almost everyone looking for relaxation. Rent one of our luxury villas in Istria and discover outstanding landscapes. The Croatian peninsula is not only home to kilometers of coastal regions, but also an inland region that is rich in spectacular natural places to delight every nature lover. For boat lovers, the unique archipel of Kvarner bay down until Dalmatia offers fantastic tours on the sea.

Villas and Hotels in Istria

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Croatia | Istria
Mošcenice
Croatia | Istria
Buje
24 bedrooms | 50 persons max.
 
Croatia | Istria
Radetici
4 bedrooms | 8 persons max.
 
Croatia | Istria
Medveja
Croatia | Istria
Moscenice
Croatia | Istria
Novigrad
4 bedrooms | 10 persons max.
 
Croatia | Istria
Porec
5 bedrooms | 10 persons max.
 
Croatia | Istria
Vintijan
4 bedrooms | 8 persons max.
 
Worth seeing

In the South visit the Pula Arena, a well-preserved amphitheater from Roman times. The magnificent ancient building made of white limestone is still largely in its original condition today. In the hypogeum below the arena, where the animal cages and other machinery, which was needed for fighting, there is now a permanent exhibition about the history of oil and wine cultivation in the region from the Roman times.

However, if you rent a villa near Poreč for your stay in Istria, to visit the Euphrasian Basilica is key. The sacred building in its current form dates back to the 6th century. It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The elaborate mosaics in the interior of the basilica are particularly worth seeing. Concerts are also regularly held in the church - an acoustic delight for all classical music fans.

The small town of Rovinj on the west coast attracts with its idyllic charm. Stroll along the vibrant waterfront promenade or through the romantic old town and discover the labyrinth of old alleys and winding paths. Here begins a journey back in time to ancient Venetian Istria. If you are looking for a romantic atmosphere, you should definitely pay a visit to the small town of Rovinj. Here the traditions of a small fishing town are combined in a unique way with modernity and its trends. As an art lover, you definitely shouldn't miss Grisia, the most famous open-air art exhibition on the Adriatic.

Another highlight is Opatija in the North-East corner of the peninsula, which counts geographically to the Kvarner Bay. The sophisticated city once belonged to the Imperial and Royal Empire and still offers a nostalgic ambience between numerous villas and magnificent buildings from the Habsburg era. Stroll through the historic city center or along the Franz Josef waterfront promenade and discover numerous beautiful buildings and lovingly landscaped gardens and parks. There are also some bathing bays along the coast. Numerous trendy beach clubs and restaurants open here in the evenings.

A real insider tip for everyone who rents a villa in Istria with us, is the small town of Labin on the east coast of Istria. The colorful cultural village lies on a hill overlooking the seaside resort of Rabac and impresses with an enchanting old town. The Folk Museum and the Gate of St. Florus are worth a look and definitely a photo. The latter was built in 1589 and is the portal to the old town. Both local and international gourmet dishes can be enjoyed in exquisite restaurants. Discover colorful squares and a unique mix of Croatian and Italian flair. Labin is also known for its numerous small galleries where you can admire local art.

Climate and best travel period

The sunny months from June to September are particularly suitable for a summer holiday on the beach. Here the temperatures are between 25 and 30 °C. There are also only a few rainy days to be expected during the summer. If you are planning an active holiday, would like to visit cities or would like to avoid high temperatures for other reasons, we recommend renting a villa in Istria in May or October. At these times the temperatures are usually still pleasant and less hot.

Entertainment and Nightlife
Altstadt Porec
Altstadt Porec

Istria is now one of the trendiest travel destinations in Europe. The coastal region on the Adriatic offers visitors a rich and diverse nightlife. Every city, large and small, has its own unique night scene, consisting of cocktail and beach bars, clubs and open-air venues. Of course, there are also numerous restaurants and cafés everywhere. No matter which region of Istria you spend your vacation in, you are guaranteed to find to your taste suitable spots.

Culinaric

Istria's cuisine is characterized by many Venetian and Italian influences. The region's shared history has also shaped its culinary aspects. For this reason you can eat excellent pasta or pizza in many Istrian restaurants.

A lot of fish and seafood is eaten on the coast, but meat dishes are more common in the heart of the peninsula. Istria is also known for its excellent olive oil and good wine. Take the opportunity and taste the wine of one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world. Istria is also known for excellent truffles. Black diamond grows in large numbers in the forests around the towns of Motovun and Buzet. The most exclusive is the white Istrian truffle, which has a very intense, aromatic taste.

Beside of numerous great restaurants, you can explore the Istrian culinary delights in your villa. Our excellent concierge service will be happy to arrange for you an excellent local chef for your stay or just single meals.

Anreise

Bei der Anreise zu Ihrer gemieteten Villa in Istrien steht Ihnen die Wahl des Verkehrsmittels frei. Urlauber aus Deutschland erreichen Istrien sowohl mit dem Auto als auch mit dem Zug oder mit dem Flugzeug. Der Pkw bietet den Vorteil von spontaner Mobilität während der Reise, hat jedoch den Nachteil einer recht stressigen und langwierigen Reise. Am schnellsten erreichen Sie die Halbinsel mit dem Flieger. Der Flug dauert lediglich zwei Stunden. Linienflüge gehen sowohl nach Pula als auch nach Rijeka.

Für die persönliche Mobilität während Ihres Aufenthalts empfiehlt firstclass holidays, auch einen Leihwagen zu mieten. Gern unterstützen wir Sie dabei. Informieren Sie uns einfach über Ihren genauen Bedarf und wir organisieren Ihnen das passende Automobil für Ihren Urlaub. Selbstverständlich bieten wir unseren umfassenden Service auch Reisenden an, die Unterkünfte an anderen Traumzielen buchen. Wie wäre es zum Beispiel mit einem Trip auf die spanische Baleareninsel Ibiza oder einem Aufenthalt in Frankreich? Nehmen Sie gerne Kontakt mit uns auf.

Facts Croatia

Language: croatian

Population: 4,5 Mio. residents

Surface: 56.542 km²

Capital: Zagreb (800.000 residents)

International prefix: 00385

Currency: Euro

Time zone: Central European Time (CET)

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