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Vacation house for 2 people in Premantura, with terrace and view
4.2
53 reviews
Premantura, Southcoast Istria
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$37per night
Large vacation apartment for 6 people in Banjole, with terrace
Banjole, Southcoast Istria
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$57per night
Vacation apartment for 3 people in Novigrad, with terrace and lake view as well as view
Novigrad, Westcoast Istria
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$63per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Rovinjsko Selo, with terrace
4.1
3 reviews
Rovinjsko Selo, Westcoast Istria
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$66per night
Vacation apartment for 3 people in Vodnjan, with garden and view, with pets
4.7
17 reviews
Vodnjan, Southcoast Istria
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$27per night
Vacation apartment for 5 people in Zbandaj, with terrace and view
3.9
5 reviews
Zbandaj, Westcoast Istria
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$31per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Pula, with terrace
Pula, Southcoast Istria
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$24per night
Apartment for 2 people in Medulin, with garden
4.6
303 reviews
Medulin, Southcoast Istria
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$90per night
Apartment for 2 people in Rovinj, with garden
4.5
160 reviews
Rovinj, Westcoast Istria
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$56per night
Villa for 8 people in Jursici, with garden
4.6
20 reviews
Jursici, Central Istria
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$426per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Pula, with view and terrace, with pets
4.5
133 reviews
Pula, Southcoast Istria
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$30per night
Vacation house for 4 people in Nova Vas, with garden
Nova Vas, Westcoast Istria
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$104per night
Vacation apartment for 2 people in Europe, with terrace and view, with pets
4.4
2 reviews
Central Istria
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$42per night
Vacation house for 6 people in Loborika, with terrace and pool
4.6
4 reviews
Loborika, Southcoast Istria
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$109per night
Villa for 8 people in Stinjan, with garden and sauna
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
4.9
7 reviews
Stinjan, Southcoast Istria
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$209per night
Apartment for 4 people in Pula, with garden
4.6
47 reviews
Pula, Southcoast Istria
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$84per night
Vacation village for 4 people in Medulin, with garden, with pets
4 pers., 258ft², 80yd to the beach
4.0
665 reviews
Medulin, Southcoast Istria
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$110per night
Vacation apartment for 4 people in Pomer, with garden
3.4
8 reviews
Pomer, Southcoast Istria
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$66per night
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Highlights in Istria

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

Most popular in Istria

Pool 8,143
Internet 19,615
Pet allowed 8,137
Balcony/Terrace 15,603
TV 19,601
Air conditioning 19,161
Garden 10,701
Parking 19,065
Washing machine 14,189

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.