In the popular coastal town of Porec, the Roman architectural style cannot be missed. The old town has many impressive buildings, including the Eufrasius Basilica. The building has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997, and is well worth a visit.
If you are staying in Istria, a visit to the atmospheric Rovinj should not be missed. The centre is a maze of streets running through the town. Up the mountain, is the St. Eufemija church. Climb the 60-metre-high tower for an amazing view.
During the hot days, it is ideal to take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear sea of Istria. The cleanest pebble beaches are located on the coast. Do you prefer a softer surface? Go looking for the vast sandy beaches.
The Amphitheatre of Pula is considered to be the ultimate Colosseum of Rome. This impressive, historic building is centrally located in the largest and most important city of Istria.
Get to know this popular destination in Croatia, and rent a holiday home in Istria. Istria is surrounded by the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. This westernmost province of Croatia is also the largest peninsula of the Adriatic Sea. With a lovely temperature in the summer months, it is wonderful to laze on the terrace of your holiday home in Istria. Situated between olive groves, fields and forests are the picturesque towns of the region. The peaceful interior of Istria is also called the 'Tuscany of Croatia', with its hills with vineyards, forests and picturesque villages. In Istria, many people still speak Italian, and the cuisine has many Italian dishes, because this region was under the influence of Italy. The holiday homes in Istria are ideal for a beach holiday, as well as a cultural holiday. So enjoy to the fullest!
During a visit to Istria, you can enjoy delectable delicacies. Because of its location by the sea, many fish dishes are served that are prepared the traditional way. The seafood is also used to make delicious dishes that are absolutely worth a try. We also recommend Istrian ham, which is served smoked as well as dried. The many boulevards on the coast invite you to settle down on a terrace overlooking the azure sea. Book your holiday to Istria now, and enjoy the culinary delights.
Book your holiday home in Istria now, and discover Croatia's most popular destination. Tourists won't be in need of anything here. Holiday homes in Istria stand for a holiday with nature, culture, beach and entertainment. All a stone's throw away from each other. Especially on the west coast of the peninsula, there are well-known seaside resorts like Porec, Umag, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula and Medulin. The coast is a bit rougher, with rocky and pebble beaches and bays. Especially the more famous places have a vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and discotheques. Discover the smaller islands that surround the Croatian peninsula. Visit one of the Brijuni Islands, and discover the many remnants of events in history. You can go on a nice daytrip by boat. Your holiday home in Istria is ideal for a family holiday!
You don't have to get bored during your holiday in Istria! With a wealth of cultural cities, historic monuments and impressive buildings, you won't know where to go next. Buje is an interesting place in the north of Istria, and situated on a hill. With a medieval town centre, you can walk endlessly through the cosy streets and alleys. Another must is Pula, with a wealth of Roman remains. The amphitheatre is undoubtedly one of the most important cultural-historical treasures. It is the fifth largest amphitheatre in the world. Take a stroll around the Forum, a square with the famous Temple of August. Visit the Brijuni National Park, the archaeological museum, and the Venetian-style historical centre.
This sunny region of Croatia is the perfect place for a wonderful beach holiday! With beautiful wide beaches, intimate inlets and romantic coves, there is a place for every sun worshipper to relax and enjoy the azure blue sea. With the cosy boulevards full of terraces, you can experience maximum enjoyment. Your holiday home in Istria is the perfect starting point for a day at the beach.
At Belvilla, one can choose from 900+ properties in Istria.
Medieval Rovinj, Rabac, Motovun, Pula, Opatija, Pazin are some of the best places in Istria.
Some of the must-try activities in Istria are:
Some of the recommended dishes in Istria are Manestra, Pasta, cold cuts, Steaks, and Frijita with Asparagus.
The best time to visit Istria is June and September.