Istria is the westernmost part of Croatia and is located in the north of the Adriatic, between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. The peninsula offers stark contrasts for your villa in Istria the interior is very mountainous with ancient walled cities sitting on top of hills with surrounding fertile fields. The coast has numerous beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines with rocky walls plummeting into the sea.
Whether you choose a villa in Istria near hidden coves with white pebbles, small or large bays, the Istrian beaches are true wonders of nature. Formerly part of the Venetian Empire, this region has been significant during the Byzantine, Roman, Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslavian empires as well, so history buffs will not be disappointed in what they find here. Wherever you find your villa in Istria, you will never be far away from things to do and places to visit. Porec is the most popular holiday destination in Istria although very busy with tourists in the peak months, the old town of Porec is a must for a visit, particularly the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica which is wonderfully preserved. A apartment or villa in Istria in one of the old towns will give you a real feel for Istrian life. Situated near the base of the Istrian peninsula is Pula, which is the largest town in Istria. One of the most famous sights in the whole of Croatia is the Roman amphitheatre in Pula, which has been well preserved. Umag and Rovinj are two of the most beautiful destinations on the Croatian Adriatic both have narrow cobbled streets and pretty little bays and are heaving with cafes and galleries. Whatever you want for your villa in Istria youll find something to suit you here.