Istria is a large peninsula of almost 3,000 km2 and can be found in the north western part of Croatia and NOVASOL has a huge range of Croatian holiday villas in this area. You can find flourishing valleys, old fishing villages, historic castles, memorable ruins and great local vineyards in Istria that are all so easy to reach from our villas in Pula, Porec or Rovinj. Why not explore all areas of Istria step by step including the coastal towns of Istria that have preserved their Roman or Venetian character. Before you make up your mind on where to holiday, consider Istria. If you enjoy water sports, this is paradise. Sports fishing, diving, paddle boats, windsurfing, and swimming in peaceful bays are just some of the fun you can have in these waters.
During your holiday in our Croatian villas in Istria, you shouldn’t miss the rugged cliffs above crystal clear water and the small coves, which are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving. It is always great fun to follow the designated wine routes or to go cycling on one of the numerous cycle tracks that can be reached easily from our villas in Istria, especially when staying in one of our villas in Pula. Spending some time in the countryside is definitely something your whole family will remember! Why not plan an excursion to Motovun with its massive fortifications or to the beautiful natural surroundings of Groznjan? Or do you prefer to visit Opralj to enjoy a fantastic view of Hum, which is believe it or not the smallest town in the world.
A visit in Istria offers a wide range of experiences. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and experience the fantastic nature and the many cultural offers. In West Istria you can find many different cultures and you can still see the Roman, Austrian, French and communist influences in some parts of this beautiful resort. Explore historic sites, charming little towns and a number of exciting sports and leisure activities. Many tourists travel to South Istria to enjoy coastal towns that await you with adventure and history. This region has been awarded several times as the country's most popular tourist area. NOVASOL has a huge offer of Pula apartments, which are close to the most important sights in Pula. Central Istria on the Adriatic Sea was once the centre of historic events. Along the coastline you can find historic towns and further inland there are numerous vineyards, medieval villages and magnificent landscapes to be discovered.
Did you know that Istria is a popular destination for truffle lovers during autumn? This is one reason why many NOVASOL holiday makers enjoy their holidays in our villas in Istria during that time of the year, our most popular properties are probably our Pula apartments. Specially trained dogs and pigs are used to gather the truffle in the forests of Istria, which are among some of the best places in the world to find this delicacy. When dining in local restaurants in autumn, there is usually a large selection of truffles specialties, which makes it so hard to choose! Other popular local dishes in Istria include freshly made olive oil, air-dried ham and asparagus. You can either enjoy these tasteful Croatian dishes in one of numerous restaurants and cafes or why not visit one of Istria’s local markets in cook some traditional food in your private Croatia holiday homes including our beautiful Pula apartments? The Croatian cuisine is basically a mixture of the Italian and Austrian cuisine as a lot of pasta and meat dishes can be found on the menus of Istria’s restaurants. But also fish and wild goose meals are quite popular and taste even better when accompanied by a popular local wine, like Malvasia or Muscatel.
Istria is home to the charming city of Pula, a popular, commercial city that has successfully retained its friendly and welcoming vibe. A particular highlight is the town’s impressive Roman amphitheatre, which takes pride of place in the heart of the town. Meanwhile, modern bars and pavement cafes add a touch of modernity to the city. Fans of our Zadar apartments particularly like our Croatian holiday villas in Pula due to the pretty architecture, interesting history and seafront location. Be sure to visit during your next self-catering holiday in Croatia!
The western coast of Istria is home to one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia: Rovinj. The Mediterranean fishing port town in itself is beautiful, with cobbled streets and welcoming piazzas, however the surrounding area is something quite special. Visit the town during your next self-catering Croatia holiday and you will discover quiet bays, clear waters and a backdrop of verdant green forests – perfect for exploring with your pet! Alternatively, for those in search of culture, head to Novigrad, whose rich history dates back to 599 AD. Discover the Old City, the distinctive bell tower and the pretty harbour. It is eternally popular with guests in our Croatian villas! Alternatively, why not spend your next holiday further south? Find out more about our villas in Dalmatia, where you can enjoy a mild climate year-round!
Our most luxurious models have loads of amenities, modern furnishings and stylish décor. Or, take a more basic, but fully functional model. No matter which you select we guarantee each of our holiday villas in Croatia will be well maintained, and contain the amenities you requested at booking time. We are northern Europe’s largest holiday rentals firm, with locations across most of Europe. In the 40 years we have been in business we have let thousands of holiday villas. Our customers are the centre of our attention.