Destination guide

Rovinj or Rovigno? What's in a name, after all?

Rovinj is really easy on the eye. With its winding, cobbled streets, picturesque harbor, and elegant church spires, it's no wonder this gorgeous coastal town is among the most popular destinations in Croatia. It might be that some of Rovinj's romance is down to its strong Italian influence. The town is officially bilingual, and you might find it referred to by its Italian name, Rovigno. A Rovinj vacation rental is about soaking up the old world atmosphere, lounging on the beaches, and watching the sunsets with a glass of wine—and as a working fishing port, the seafood is to die for.

Things to do

Pay your respects to Rovinj's grande dame

The Church of St. Euphemia stands tall over Rovinj. This stately grande dame was built in the 1700s on the site of an earlier building, and she looks like she might have been transplanted wholesale from Venice. You'll also want to explore Rovinj's old town, where you can still walk through some of the original medieval gates. And Rovinj has a thriving arts scene too. Check out some of the old masters in the Rovinj Heritage Museum, then see what the new ones are up to in 1 of the town's many little galleries, or on busy Grisia street.


See the sights... then be in the water 5 minutes later

With a Rovinj vacation rental, it's not going to be long before you find yourself down by the sea, whether you're heading out on a boat trip, or lounging on one of the area's many pebble beaches. There's even a rocky sunbathing and swimming spot right near the center, just minutes from the town square and the church of St. Euphemia. And if you're looking for excursions, you'll be spoiled for choice. Many vacationers choose to explore some of the nearby islands like Sveti Andrija and Sveta Katarina, but more ambitious sea dogs can take day trips over to Venice.


Packed your big coat? You can take it right out again

You won't need to be packing the down jackets and furry boots for your Rovinj vacation rental. Summers here are spectacular. It's hot, with fresh sea breezes, and while you might get the occasional rain shower, it's rarely very long before the sun's out again. It's a long summer in Rovinj, and travelers looking for a bit more elbow room might want to show up early or late in the season to avoid the most popular times. Even winters round here are refreshingly mild, and if you're in town for the cultural sights rather than the beaches, that might be your ideal season.

Natural features

All together now, "Islands in the streeeaaamm..."

Ravishing Rovinj is built into the western edge of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The town's surrounded by gorgeous pebble beaches and pristine forest, and it's so unspoiled that it's a haven for wildlife. Chances are that much of the wildlife you see will be of the marine variety, and on a plate, since the seafood doesn't come much fresher. What's more, a Rovinj vacation rental is basically like a multi-buy discount. Not only are you getting the delights of the town itself, but you also get to explore the Rovinj archipelago—a collection of tiny islands lying just off the shore.

How to get there

How to get to and around Rovinj

The nearest airport is in Pula (PUY), located 19 mi (30.6 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rovinj?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,254 vacation rentals near Rovinj. From 1,431 Houses to 1,113 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rovinj for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rovinj?

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

  • Borik: 357 vacation rentals
  • City Center: 701 vacation rentals
  • Brulo: 299 vacation rentals
  • Lanterna: 323 vacation rentals
  • Gregovica: 480 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rovinj?

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

  • Rovinj Harbour: 12,175 vacation rentals
  • Rovinj Marina: 12,391 vacation rentals
  • Batana House Ecomuseum: 12,123 vacation rentals
  • Rovinj Aquarium: 12,099 vacation rentals
  • Red Island: 12,579 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rovinj listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rovinj?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,431 Houses in Rovinj. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rovinj include:

  • Villas: 1,113 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,610 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rovinj?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,649 vacation rentals with pool available in Rovinj. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.