Istria is often compared with Provence or called 'Little Tuscany surrounded by sea', the first sight of this green jewel bathing in the clear blue sea will tell you that it is very special and unique – a perfect mixture of different cultures, natural beauties and warm people.
The beauty of Istria is not all in its idyllic inland - the true pearl which surrounds this heartshaped peninsula of friendly people is in its coastal towns. No-one can resist to the striking beauty of Rovinj and its narrow streets which wind up to the top of the town, leading to unforgettable views of the sea and islets. Irresistible scents of sea and fish delicacies mix in these cobbled streets lined with numerous galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. Such scenes and fragrances will follow you wherever you go along Istrian coast - from the small town Vrsar where the world's greatest lover Casanova lived, through majestic Porec adorned by the UNESCO protected monument Euphrasius Basilica, all the way to Pula - the capital town of Istria where the Romans built the largest number of monuments . In Pula, you will see ancient stone temples, squares, triumphal arch and the best known among the monuments, beautiful Arena, one of the 6 grandest and most magnificent Roman amphitheaters.
Istria is Croatia's largest and most westernmost peninsula - beautiful and green, surrounded by the blue Adriatic sea well known for its crystal clarity. Two thousand years ago, the Romans gave to this heartshaped piece of land a special name: Histria - Terra Magica. The meaning of this name soon becomes clear to every visitor to Istria. Not only due to the wonderful towns which adorn its shores, the magic of Istria lies in its every little inland hilltop village. Don't miss the hinterland and to visit small towns such as Motovun, Groznjan and Labin as history speaks through their ancient cobbled streets. Among these towns you will find the smallest town in the world - Hum. Although it has only 17 inhabitants, in Hum, as in every hilltop town you will find at least one konoba - which is an authentic Istrian restaurant with traditional cooking. Where you can sit on the konoba's stone terraces to enjoy excellent food and wine, surrounded by nature and beautiful sights, you will certainly experience the full beauty of Roman Histria - Terra Magica.
The East coast of Istria will show you a different culture left by rich Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. Here are the famous summer-resorts with century-old tradition, among them Opatija. Near Opatija you will find villages with chains of pebbled beaches and crystal azure sea all the way to Rabac, very famous for its lovely beaches. Istria also boasts a National Park, the magnificent Briuni arhipellago, as well as one fyord, the Lim Channel, don't miss the specialties prepared with mussels –which are grown there.
All our villas and apartments are in great locations, many of our Istria villas have private pools and are located well within reach of many of these beautiful towns.
Our reservation agents are on hand if you need to ask them anything about any of our villas in Istria.