Easily accessible from most major European cities and sometimes overshadowed by Split and Dubrovnik in southern Croatia, Istria is a wonderful destination in its own right. Home to some of the most unspoilt towns, best beaches and most breath-taking trekking trails in Croatia, the peninsula’s mild temperature, tranquil atmosphere, charming fishing villages and affable locals make it a perfect setting to enjoy a magical family break under the inviting Adriatic sun whilst sampling some of the best gastronomic delights in the world. Whether you prefer a quiet break relaxing by the beach in Umag or an active holiday where you can relish in countless outdoor activities such as enjoying a picnic on Brijuni Islands, Istria is the ideal place for those who want to make the most of the spectacular Croatian coast while staying away from the busy crowds.
Renting holiday accommodation in Istria
Istria is one of Croatia’s best kept secrets and, let’s be honest, why would you want to share it with noisy tourists? The peninsula has an excellent range of self-catered accommodation in the form of seaside apartments, holiday villas and traditional stone homes. A rental with HouseTrip will ensure that you can explore this paradise of rolling jade hills and inviting seashores bathed by azure waters with unique access to the local community where you can experience Istria like a native. After a long day cycling through one of the region’s many rural hiking paths you can have a chat with your friendly neighbour who will tell you where to find to the most enchanting town untouched by tourism to visit the following day, or the tavern that serves the most delicious seafood.
Where to stay in Istria
With freshly-caught fish and a myriad of mouth-watering local produce widely available throughout Istria, renting your own holiday accommodation will allow you to cook-up a feast in your very own kitchen, or perhaps enjoy a barbeque in your private garden with stunning views over the Adriatic Sea while the children play undisturbed. Why would you choose to stay in a cramped soulless hotel when you can enjoy so much more space and privacy in a holiday rental? HouseTrip offers an excellent selection of holiday accommodation dotted throughout Istria. A home away from home, renting holiday accommodation with HouseTrip is the surest way to enjoy the best that this fabulous region has to offer in the most authentic way.
Istria with the family
Begin your visit by exploring Pula, the biggest town in the area and home to some impressive Roman ruins including a large Roman amphitheatre wedged in a labyrinth of narrow lanes amongst countless forgotten corners. You can then make your way towards the waterfront for a refreshing glass of wine and some people-watching. Families who enjoy being busy will be spoilt for choice, with a great range of water sports and splendid diving sites for intrepid travellers. Youngsters will be too busy looking for dinosaur prints, exploring the butterfly garden and enjoying one of the many aquariums. Are you ready to revel in an unforgettable family holiday in Istria? Enjoying the luxury of your own holiday rental for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room will make your well-deserved break even more perfect.