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Highlights Istria

  • Swimming and beach holidays
  • Medieval coastal towns
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Baredine Grotto
  • Truffles

Best Vacation Rentals in Istria

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Istria, Croatia
Vacation Rental • 1012 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
4.5
(3 reviews)
This pretty semi-detached traditional Istrian house is comfortable and equipped with nice furniture. The holiday home is located in a small Istrian village with only a few houses. It stretches over the first floor and the ground floor. The house consists of three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. In direct proximity there is a small football field. Within only ca. 15 minutes of drive you can reach the most beautiful beaches in Istria and the historical town of Labin, which is known as the town of artists due to its numerous small art galleries.The house owners also own ...
from $88 / night
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Banjole, Southcoast Istria
Vacation Apartment • 366 ft² • 2 Guests
4.5
(7 reviews)
This modern and simply furnished holiday apartment is located in Banjole, a small tourist fishing village. It is perfect for couples who want to spend their vacation away from the tourist crowds. The apartment in the basement is air-conditioned and fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Free parking is available on the property. Enjoy delicious specialties in one of the restaurants and taverns nearby. Discover wonderful beaches and enjoy the crystal clear sea. Visit the tourist destinations in the area, such as the resort of Medulin with child-friendly sandy beach and beautiful Riviera alon...
from $29 / night
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Krnica, Southcoast Istria
Vacation Rental • 753 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
3.9
(11 reviews)
3-room semi-detached house 70 m2. Living/dining room with 1 sofabed, satellite TV and air conditioning. Exit to the terrace. 1 room with 1 french bed (140 cm, length 190 cm). 1 room with 1 french bed (160 cm, length 190 cm). Kitchen (2 hot plates, microwave). Shower/WC. Terrace 8 m2. Terrace furniture. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, extra). 1 pet/ dog allowed.
from $82 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Istria

$155for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$203 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Istria

21%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
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Vacation rentals in Istria

Experience summer, sun and sea up close

Istria attracts thousands of holidaymakers every year because of its idyllic coastal towns, dreamlike bays and crystal clear waters. Especially Pula, Rovinj, Vrsar and Porec are popular seaside resorts where you will find countless holiday apartments. But also in the interior the Croatian peninsula has to offer some high villages with winding lanes, which are very well suited as starting point for the hiking holiday.

Find comfortable accommodation in Istria

Take advantage of the wide range of holiday accommodation in Istria to choose the right one for you. There are thousands of vacation rentals here, comfortably furnished and located close to the beaches. In the coastal region some resorts offer wonderful apartments with pool, fitness room and shopping facilities in the house. A vacation rental in a secluded location provides plenty of privacy and enough space to really enjoy your holiday.

Jump from the vacation rental directly into the pool

In Istria there are a lot of landlords who offer you friendly and modern equipped vacation rentals with garden and pool. Such holiday residences are particularly suitable for letting your soul dangle without stress. Some accommodation providers also provide you with a boat or bicycle for hire. If you are travelling to Istria without a car, you can book a holiday apartment with shuttle service. In this case, the landlord will pick you up at the airport or train station and take you and your luggage to your holiday home.

The charming old town of Rovinj.
The charming old town of Rovinj.

Holiday in Istria

Location and orientation

To the nearest holiday destination by the sea

Istria is a peninsula situated in the north of Croatia, which is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations due to its good accessibility from Germany. The peninsula lies directly on the northern Adriatic, between the Kvarner Bay in front of Rijeka and the Gulf of Trieste. The most important city in Istria is the port city of Pula. Famous seaside resorts include Medulin, Umag, Opatija and Lovran.

The North and the Inland

In the central and northern part of Istria, the villages are increasingly located on prominent hills. Due to the altitude and the wonderful surroundings of mountains and forests, a particularly charming landscape awaits you here. Buje, Buzet and Motovun are among the most important places in the peninsula's interior. In Gronjan you will also find the famous artist colony. There are also many monuments in the centre of Istria, such as the little church of St. Mary in Beram. The highest mountain in the region is Vojak in the Ucka Mountains with 1,401 metres of altitude difference.

Between 1962 and 1968, the dreamlike landscape of Istria served as the backdrop for the famous Winnetou films, such as "The Treasure at Silver Lake" and "Old Shatterhand".

Travelers and Activities

The most beautiful beaches for bathers

On the coast of the Istrian peninsula, one beach follows the other. The beaches, however, are interrupted by the many hidden bays. 40 of these beaches bear the blue flag, an award that confirms environmental awareness and quality. From the seaside resorts on the coast you will quickly reach the sea, where swimming fun is guaranteed.

Croatia's peninsula for hikers

Practically around every coastal town, countless beautiful hiking trails are waiting to be explored by you. The varied routes lead through villages, over olive groves and rocks, where breathtaking views of the sea await you. One of the most famous hiking trails is probably the Parenzana Route, which starts in Porec and leads along a narrow-gauge railway to Slovenia. You can also hike through Brijuni National Park, Ucka Nature Park and Cape Kamenjak.

The holiday region for water sports enthusiasts

The beaches of Istria have a number of water sports activities to offer. Dive into the depths of the sea to secluded caves and shipwrecks or take a trip by motorboat. Sailors, paragliders and water scooter riders are also welcome.

Top 5 travel tips

The Roman amphitheatre in Pula
The Roman amphitheatre in Pula
1. To the sixth largest amphitheatre in the world

The Pula Arena is certainly one of the most important sights in Istria. Bread and games" were held here until the 5th century. The arena is about 2,000 years old and the landmark of the city. Visit this ancient building or visit one of the musical events that take place there mainly in summer.

2. The national park on the islands

Brijuni is a group of 14 islands belonging to the national park of the same name. The islands are located directly in front of the coastal town of Pula and can be easily reached by ferry. On the largest of the islands, Veli Brijun, there is a large safari park with exotic wildlife, which the former Yugoslav head of state Tito had built. Access to the islands is free of charge.

3. Admire fascinating stalactite formations

A very popular excursion destination in Istria is the Baredine cave, which is very close to the sea. The tour through the grotto leads through five impressive halls, where you can see huge stalactite formations and rare olm trees.

4. Experience open-air festivals live

In summer, the Roman Arena in Pula is the annual venue for important film festivals. In addition, the amphitheatre serves as a venue for famous operas and ballet performances. The music summer in Gronjan is also highly recommended. From mid-May to the end of September there are countless dance and theatre performances as well as concerts in the medieval hinterland town, in which around 20,000 artists from all over the world take part every year.

5. Taste Istrian specialities

Enjoy the rare delicacies of the region, including the excellent truffles from the Motovun region. An Istrian mushroom speciality is the Kaiserling, which is processed into fantastic dishes in good restaurants. The typical Istrian wine is the slightly bitter tasting Malvazija and the light red Teran.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Istria

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Istria cost?

Based on last year, Istria had an average price of $175 per night, a relatively high one compared to the regions in Croatia.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Istria?

]If you are looking to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Istria are April ($143 the average per night for accommodation), May ($145), and September ($147).

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Istria?

Analyzing the data from last year, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($232), August ($216), and January ($202).

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Istria?

If you decide to put Istria on your bucket list, we suggest planning your visit ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 63% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Istria were May, June and April, with average availabilities of 69%, 66%, and 59%, respectively.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Istria?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 13% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by January (17%), and then February (18%). During these three months, the availability is only 16%. It is therefore recommended to reserve early.

How many rentals are there in Istria?

In Istria we offer you a comprehensive catalog of approximately 23,000 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 96 local and international providers.

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