Holiday homes Istria, great seaside experiences and an adrenaline rush

Istria is a large peninsula at the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, with beaches that are true wonders of nature. If you close your eyes just for a second and try to imagine an azure sea, a sun that is at its zenith, a light breeze that touches your face and a great beach to lay on with a nice refreshing drink in your hand...well, you'll see that a holiday in Istria is what turns this all into reality. To add a little romance to it, you can just sprawl on a white rock in one of the many hidden coves here, or you can take a nice walk among the pine-trees to be found here...the Mediterranean air will set the mood for any kind of holiday in Istria you wish for.

Events portraying Istrian history
Spend some unforgettable moments with participating in various events that revive the history of the place and set up for a great family holiday in Istria. Visit the Roman archaeological site in Vižula from a holiday home in Istria, dating from the year 326, or maybe the Spacio in Rovinj. For even more fun take a ride in batana boat and listen to bitinade which is a sort of karaoke, or take part in a trial in the medieval Svetvinčenat, the place where Mara Radolovich awaits for her faith. You can even dance at a baroque ball among noblemen and women of Poreč and to keep it interesting, the Lighthouse of love in Savudrija can have you participating in the romantic legend of Count Metternich and his Savudrian girlfriend. Be a free spirit of the 20th century and past times in the Old Town of Buzet or maybe become a miner for a day in Labin. To all this you can add the great food and wine, so an evening at a restaurant after a day of taking part in events and activities will be a perfect closure.

A summer in Istria
Istria is one of the most popular touristic areas in Croatia, so you shouldn't wait too long to book one of Bungalow.Net's holiday homes in Istria for the summer. Among the beaches and the clear blue water here, there's quite a number of activities you can enjoy in various places offering top entertainment full of adrenaline. Visit Aquapark Istralandia or drive in a Parenzana Train, explore the underwater world in a semi - submarine. You can even take a trip back in the times of the dinosaurs. Aquapark Istralandia has the largest artificial waves swimming pool in this part of the Old Continent, so surfing, swimming or floating on some air inflatables is part of the fun here. Adrenalin Park in Umag-Umago offers several colored routes, hanging trails in the woods that test everyone's borderlines. The zip line over the Pazin Cave is also an adrenaline rush, as well as a game of paintball in a natural setting in Istria. Gather your courage and set off on a new adventure!

Culture, sea, sand and an adrenaline rush with holiday parks Istria

Summer is the season that is abundant in all sorts of water sports activities and outdoor adventures, and with a holiday park in Istria you will live it to its best. The cycling trails along the Istrian coast are amazing, some of them taking to medieval towns of Istrian inland, where you can take in the culture, history, traditions of Croatia. Istria is also a region that is quite famous for tennis. A holiday in Istria is the perfect time to experience one of the 430 tennis courts to be found here, on which you can play throughout the year. The best-known tournaments here include the Istrian Riviera and ATP Vegeta Croatia Open. There are also a series of events that go with this sport, and a very special one is the Istria Gourmet Festival, a festival of great Croatian delicacies that you should not miss during a family holiday in Istria.

A dynamic vacation
Istria's charm is displayed not only in its beaches and warm water of the Adriatic Sea, but also in the picturesque wine regions, mountainous landscapes, quaint little towns. There are plenty of adventures that you can set off on from a holiday park in Istria, like you can even explore the underwater world through diving. This way you'll have the chance to see a rich and diverse flora and fauna, caves, hydro archaeological attractions and shipwrecks. There's of course climbing and windsurfing that are very popular here as well. And after you've taken the place over by water and underwater as well as by land, maybe it's time you boost up your adrenaline by air. Thus paragliding and hang gliding opportunities are not to be missed here, in the untouched nature of Istria.

Cities and resorts
The Istria peninsula has a series of cities and resorts that have a great cultural heritage as well as beautiful beaches where you can spend relaxing days in the sun. Take the largest city in the area for example, the city of Pula, a famous resort with a moderate climate, calm waters, great cultural and historical treasures like the Amphitheatre, the Forum, the Gate of Hercules, the Naval Cemetery, the small Roman theater and so on. Enjoy the over 2000 years old history of the city of Porec when on holiday in Istria, or admire the architecture of Rovinj, relax in Umag and its famous riviera. Medulin is also one of the most popular resorts in the country and at the Adriatic Sea in all, with ravishing landscapes, pristine nature and fresh air. Discover Croatia's well kept secret in Istria this year!

Apartments in Istria

You can fill the cultural holiday from the holiday apartments in Istria as you want. Look around in the countryside as in Vodnjan and Fazana and experience the traditional crafts. You can also opt for a walk through one of the towns such as Pula. A walk will lead you along old and historic buildings such as the famous Temple of Augustus ie the Forum. Visit the Amphitheatre, the gladiator fights were held here and now it hosts pop concerts. The historic center in Venetian style is cozy with nice terraces. Not far from Pula are beautiful towns like Medulin, Pomer and Premantura, you will come along as you drive to the Kamenjak national park. Visit the farmhouse in Pazin, a citadel from the 9th century. You can look from here in the 120 meter deep Folba gorge.

The active holiday in Istria is bustling with activities


You will find several activities from the apartments in Istria. For example, a cycling holiday is a fun way to get rid of your energy in Croatia. You can rent both touring bikes and mountain bikes. The nature trails are fairly well signposted, take into account the natural difference in height. The sports and wine lovers may even choose a wine route on the bike. The wine routes by car or motorcycle are also quite attractive along vineyards and picnic areas and how about an organized wine tour by bus? At Vodnjan and the town of Bale remains of dinosaurs have been found. See for yourself during a pleasant holiday in Croatia.

The beach holiday in Croatia is a fantastic holiday

Istria is a popular Croatian tourist destination. From the apartments in Istria, a beach is within easy reach. The water is clear and the beaches are clean on the Croatian coast. Combined with the mountains in the background it provides wonderful opportunities for diving, snorkeling, beach activities, fishing and swimming as well as hiking and mountain biking. By boat you can explore the beach of Sv Katarina or Crveni Otok, at the latter location a huge amount of flowers  prosper and grow in the interior. At Banjole you will find beautiful beaches and bays, they form a beautiful setting for activities such as swimming and sailing, cycling and walking. At Baska you will find a famous and clean sandy beach, it is almost the longest on the Adriatic Sea.

Villas from Bungalow.Net in Istria

Discover the Croatian culture from the villas in Istria. Hum is the smallest town in the world with city rights, here the burial church of Hieronymus still can be visited. The frescoes are very special in the church, the interior is a fine example of lavish baroque. The culinary culture of Istria is characterized by Italian influences. There is plenty of light food with spices and of course the truffles. The town of Porec is fun to discover during a walk. You will find here special architecture with Romanesque architecture and Venetian Gothic palaces. The harbor is nice to visit if you want to soak up the maritime atmosphere. Discover Bakar with its freshwater springs in nature, the Frankopan castle and the nearby fishing village or the versatile municipal museum with tombstones and sculptures. Look around and have fun.

An active holiday in Croatia bubbles with activity


From the villas in Istria you really must see Brijuni. The parks are beautiful with unique flora and centuries-old trees. There is a zoo and safari park, the bird park is very soothing. You can visit a Roman villa from the 1st century. Explore the fortress tower on the harbor from the 12th century. Tito has strongly influenced the development of Brijuni and still influences it in memoria, visit the museum on the subject. The forests of Motovun are beautiful as well as the nature reserve at Kamenjak or Palud reserve. You can visit various things in Croatia. The golf course in Veli Brijuni is well maintained and very relaxing for lovers. A beach holiday, water sports recreation or a city walk, it's all even fun for young and old.

Croatia and Istria are unique vacation destinations


From the most beautiful villas in Istria you can embark upon trips full of culture and nature. The beach holiday is special because of the large and wide range of coast. At Vsrar you will find a special green coastline. The relatively peaceful interior is a pleasant contrast to the bustle of the coast, which prevails especially during peak season. Istria is now one of the most popular destinations for international beach tourism on the Adriatic coast. Discover the Lim canal nature reserve, the famous fish, oysters and mussels are bred here. Often these farms are open to visitors. The Croatian coastline is unique because of its green islands, coves and bays with clean beaches, often pebble beaches. You will not be bored in Croatia for a moment. With one of Bungalow.Net's last minute holiday homes in Istria, there's no reason to put your holiday plans on hold. Book now!
BN58570
Three Stone Houses 20 Persons
1 week 31 Jan until 07 Feb '15 € 1843
Welcome to this small village, situated in the middle of South Istria, near the small towns of Barban (on the east) and Svetvinčenat (on the west). Although the village is only 22 km from the largest Istrian town (Pula), it still retains its old-fashioned char...
BN58626
Studio appartment 2 Persons
1 week 31 Jan until 07 Feb '15 € 224
Due to its natural beauty, this small resort has received the flattering nickname of 'The Pearl of Kvarner Bay'. This area has a moderate Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and pleasant summers. Rabac, situated in a beautiful bay close to Labin, is a tou...
BN62960
Wine stories 10 Persons
1 week 02 until 09 May '15 € 654
In September and October, free wine tasting for all guests. This house is situated among the green hills of the eastern shore of the Istrian peninsula. It is nestled in a quiet area, just 7 km from the seaside. In addition to the peace and qui...
BN902700
Polly ST3. 3 Persons
1 week 24 Apr until 01 May '15 € 231
This apartment is part of a holiday park situated in a pleasant environment by the sea. Here you will find everything you need to relax, be well-entertained and active. It is located in the Katoro neighborhood, 3 km from the center of Umag. The holiday park co...
BN963223
Maja 4 Persons
1 week 11 until 18 Apr '15 € 324
These vacation homes are located in Krnica, a small village on the eastern coast of Istria, 22 km from Pula. Situated 195 meters above sea level, they are surrounded by beautiful forests, pastures and vineyards. Krnica is the only village in Istria with its ow...
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