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What is the best time to visit Istria?
The best time to stay in Istria is between April and October. In the summer months in Istria it is very pleasant, the temperatures are around 30-35 degrees, and the sea temperature reaches a pleasant 25 degrees. Istria has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm and dry summer periods. With a daily average of 10 sunny hours, you can count on a lot of nice weather and more enough time to enjoy a lot of sun in Istria. Destinations throughout Istria are most popular in the summer months (especially July and August), so if you prefer to avoid larger crowds, we recommend May and late September or early October.
How can I reach Istria?
Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula and is located on the northern coast of the Adriatic. Thanks to its location, it is extremely easily accessible and well connected to the main roads if you are traveling from Germany, Austria and Slovenia. From the south of Germany (Munich, for example) you can reach Istria by car in 6 hours, while from Salzburg it can take less than 5 hours. You can also reach Istria by plane. The airport is located in Pula, which is well connected by highway (Istarski ipsilon) to all important destinations on the Istrian coast. Depending on where you are planning to stay, the airports in Trieste and Rijeka are also nearby.
Where are the most beautiful beaches in Istria located?
Well-maintained beaches with all the necessary facilities can be found in all destinations on the Istrian coast, such as Rovinj, Poreč, Novigrad and Umag. Numerous beaches on the Istrian coast are marked with a blue flag, which stands for a preserved and safe environment for fun, relaxation and recreation. Among the most beautiful Istrian beaches are Bijeca in Medulin (sand), Girandella in Rabac (gravel) and the beaches in Cape Kamenjak near Premantura. Here you will find numerous bays and untouched nature.
Which are the most popular destinations in Istria?
As a perfect combination of sea and nature, Istria can most easily be divided into the coastal part and the interior. The most famous destinations on the west coast of the peninsula are Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Rovinj, Vrsar and Pula, and as far as inland goes Motovun, Grožnjan and Buzet shouldn´t be missed. While coastal destinations focus on the sea, swimming and enjoying the sun, destinations in the inner part of Istria offer beautiful natural scenery, authentic cuisine and untouched nature with unique views.
What are some of the best things to do in Istria?
Istria offers a perfect combination of enjoying the sea and various activities in the inland part, so everyone can find something for themselves. In numerous destinations on the Istrian coast, you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, water sports and sightseeing, while in the interior, idyllic places such as Grožnjan and Motovun located on scenic hills await you. In addition, Istria is extremely popular among cyclists because it offers numerous routes and cycle paths.
What is the weather like in Istria?
Istria has a moderate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm and dry summer periods. Average temperatures during the summer are between 30 and 35 degrees, and sea temperatures are at a pleasant 26 degrees. In Istria, you can expect a large number of sunny hours (up to 10) during the day, so you will be able to enjoy the joys of the sea at any time.
Where is Istria located?
Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula and is located on the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is located between the Bay of Trieste and the Kvarner Bay and we can divide it into three parts: the west coast, the inside and the eastern coast.
What is the average price of a villa in Istria?
The average price of villas in Istria varies, depending on the category, facilities and the period in which you want to book your stay. Our offer of villas includes a wide range of villas, from budget friendly to more luxury villas. For the best ratio of price and quality, be sure to explore our villas with special offers, where you will find your ideal villa at the best price at any time.
Is Istria suitable for a family vacation?
Istria is a great choice for families, primarily because of its diverse offer. In Istria, you can combine seaside entertainment with numerous activities and exploring cultural sights. The offer includes activities for children of all ages - from swimming at family beaches to water sports, playgrounds for children and waterparks - in Istria there are no less than 2 (Istralandia and Aquacolors). In our offer of villas you will also find numerous villas that are suitable for a family vacation and include various facilities, from pools to spacious gardens, playgrounds and activities that will allow for a pleasant holiday with the entire family.
Is Istria pet-friendly?
Istria is a great choice for vacations with your pet. In Istria, you will find numerous beaches where dogs are allowed as well as restaurants you can visit with your pet. Among the villas in our offer you will also find a number of villas where pets are welcome, so you can all enjoy your well -deserved vacation together.
Is Istria expensive?
Prices in Istria differ from place to place, so prices in coastal cities such as Rovinj, Poreč or Umag will be slightly higher than in other, smaller places. But all in all, prices in Istria are the same as in the rest of Croatia.
What makes Istria unique?
Istria is sometimes refered to as small Tuscany because of the ideal combination of seaside entertainment and the beautiful inner part of the region. In the cities on the coast, you can enjoy swimming and sightseeing, while places in the interior located on picturesque hills like Motovun and Grožnjan offer beautiful nature, an unforgettable view and unique food. Istria is not that big, so all places are relatively easily accessible by car and you can visit them all in just a few days. It stands out for top quality of olive oil, excellent wines, prosciutto and a rich gastronomic offer where everyone will find something to their liking.
Are there any sandy beaches in Istria and where are they located?
Most of the beaches in Istria are pebble beaches, but in some places you will also find sand beaches. The most famous is certainly the beach of Bijaca in Medulin, but you will also find smaller sandy beaches in Fažana, Cape Kamenjak or Rovinj.
Which languages are spoken in Istria?
Istria is bilingual, so the names of cities and towns are listed in Croatian and Italian. A large number of locals understand and speak Italian, but in larger tourist places it is also common for hosts to speak German or English.
Where are the airports in Istria located?
The largest and only airport in Istria is in Pula. Depending on where you are located the airports in Trieste, Venice or Rijeka (Krk Island) may also be closeby.
Are there charging stations for electric vehicles in Istria?
In larger town across Istria, both on the coast and inland, numerous charge stations for electric vehicles are available. For more detailed information, it is best to check on the map where they are: https://chargemap.com/map.