In its west part, Istria has many coastal towns with stunning views of the sea and small islets, such as Rovinj, whose old town center is situated on a steep peninsula. It may take some effort to climb your way up to the church of St. Euphemia, but the view from the top is really breathtaking and walking through the narrow stone streets and alleys with many charming restaurants and bars hiding around the corner is a magical experience as well. Rovinj is also known for its strong artistic traditions and many galleries are situated there, with excellent offer of Croatian painters and sculptors. But Rovinj isn't the only place worth visiting, up north there is Poreč and Umag, with their own beauty and attractions with famous Euphrasian basilica to be seen.

Wonderful Istrian villages also await your visit. When you move from the costal region to the inner part of Istria or central Istria, you will be surprised by many hidden gems that are there to discover, from small historic towns located on the top of the hills such as Motovun with romantic taverns and bars to small Istrian villages that offer peace and quiet to their visitors and an opportunity to try Istrian country cuisine, to taste local dishes prepared with home grown food and enjoy excellent wines from local vineyards.

The south of Istria is also a great place for a holiday, with Rabac and Medulin being traditional tourist destinations with plenty to offer. Medulin is famous for its many beautiful beaches and coves that are family friendly and ideal for various activities such as jet-ski or cycling. Rabac is located near the town of Labin that is rich in history and dates back to pre-historic times. Rabac boasts with one of the longest traditions in Istria tourism with many old summer houses built from Istrian stone that are more than a century old and available for rent. Pula, the biggest town in Istria, is situated near Medulin and apart from its urban appeal, its Roman heritage makes it a must-visit place so when planning a visit, be sure to include the ancient amphitheatre and other Roman remains on your itinerary list.

While the size of Istria peninsula enables you to reach any part of it within an hour, choosing accommodation for perfect holiday may prove to be a longer task as the choice is superb. With Istria, Croatia has top offer of all types of vacation rentals but we must highlight the variety of luxury villas which you can choose from to find your perfect villa for rent. Whichever part of Istria seems most appealing to you to book your holiday home, you will definitely have hard time deciding whether to pick a modern villa with pool near the sea or find something more secluded, in the central part of Istria, surrounded by lush vegetation and with private garden where the owners took care to keep it as traditional as possible but nevertheless made such property a luxurious place.

Staying in villas in Istria will complete your visit as the combination of perfect accommodation and region can only result in a perfect holiday. A comfortable stay and attractive destination full of beautiful scenery, great places to eat and drink and lovely beaches with clean sea will surely bring you a great travel experience and a reason to come back in some of the following years.