Find the best place to stay — Istria County

Where to stay around Istria County?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 23,622 vacation rentals near Istria County. From 15,936 apartments to 4,321 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Istria County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Istria County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Istria County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pula: 11,454 vacation rentals
  • Rovinj: 8,800 vacation rentals
  • Poreč: 7,229 vacation rentals
  • Medulin: 10,238 vacation rentals
  • Umag: 2,710 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Istria County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Istria County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Istria County:

  • Pula: 11,454 rentals
  • Rovinj: 8,800 rentals
  • Poreč: 7,229 rentals
  • Medulin: 10,238 rentals
  • Umag: 2,710 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Istria County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Istria County are:

  • Pula Airport (PUY): 15,566 vacation rentals
  • Ronchi Dei Legionari Airport (TRS): 382 vacation rentals
  • Portoroz Airport (POW): 268 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Istria County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Istria County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aquapark Istralandia: 9,406 rentals
  • Pula Arena: 14,726 rentals
  • Umag Beach: 6,145 rentals
  • Rovinj Marina: 14,423 rentals
  • Punta Verudela Beach: 12,835 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Istria County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Get sun-kissed in this Croatian destination

Overlooked and underrated no more, Croatia is now well and truly on the radar of savvy travelers. Spearing down into the Adriatic Sea, the country's Istrian peninsula is awash with coastal resorts, pretty hilltop villages, olive groves, and rocky beaches. Many come to lounge in the hot summer sun, but drag yourself away from the beach and you'll find Roman ruins, gastronomic delights, and thermal spas, plus a nature park home to waterfalls, hiking trails, and eagles. There's enough here to keep you occupied for weeks, and Istria County vacation rentals make it incredibly easy to explore this stunning part of Croatia.

Lounge like a lizard or fly like a bird in Istria

There's no denying Istria is a sun-seeker's paradise where you can sprawl on warm rocks and cool off in azure waters to your heart's content. Its rocky west coast is home to leading resorts such as Umag and Porec, both of which are within easy reach of popular beaches such as Kanegra and Aurora. Ready for some action? Kayaking, sailing, diving, and fishing are just some of the water-based activities on offer in Istria. Why not hire a mountain bike and discover Cape Kamenjak on 2 wheels? Perhaps head to the area around Buzet for hang gliding and a chance to take in Istria from a whole different perspective.

Count on Istria County for rich history and spectacular olive oil

The peninsula has a fascinating past and Istria County vacation rentals near Pula make it easy to delve right in. The city's Museum Olei Histriae tells the story of olive growing in the region, while Arheoloski muzej Istre is filled with prehistoric and medieval artifacts. Pula's well-preserved Roman amphitheater definitely merits a look. Enter the Baredine Cave near Porec and swap the warm sun for a mystical world of stalagmites and stalactites. The Dalmatian Coast to the south is famous for picturesque islands such as Korcula and Hvar, but Istria has its own jewels, and the Brijuni Islands off the coast of Pula are certainly worth visiting.

Find more space for your sunbed in June and September

Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, the Istrian peninsula tends to enjoy mild winters and warm, dry summers, with lots of sunshine throughout the year. If you're planning a summer visit then be sure to pack plenty of t-shirts and sunscreen, as temperatures typically nudge up into the low 80s. Expect daytime highs of around 50 degrees between December and February, while nighttime temperatures usually fall back into the high 20s. Consider traveling in June or September, either end of the peak summer holiday period, if you're after quieter beaches and the best deals on Istria County vacation rentals.

Pull on your walking boots and get exploring

If getting close to nature is a top priority, you'll find plenty of Istria County vacation rentals that'll ensure you're right at the heart of the action. The peninsular is home to Ucka Nature Park, part of the Cicarija mountain range, which boasts a number of protected plant and animal species. Learn all about them by following the Plas educational trail. Griffon vultures and golden eagles can be seen soaring overhead, so keep your camera handy. More adventurous souls can climb to the top of Vojak, the park's highest peak. On a clear day, you'll be treated to spectacular views across Istria and Italy.