Croatia's beautiful heart-shaped Istrian peninsular is split into two regions, Green Istria and Blue Istria. For pretty seaside villages, pebbled beaches and magical, hidden coves, head to the coast (Blue Istria), while inland (Green Istria) will treat you to glorious, rolling hills, exquisite wineries and charming hilltop towns.
Whether you’re planning a family beach holiday, a gastranomic adventure, a romantic retreat in the countryside or an affordable group getaway, Istria holidays are a slice of Mediterranean paradise.
Our luxurious collection of villas in Istria are the ideal base for any type of holiday. Choose from a villa with a pool, within walking distance to the village or close to the beach. Or make it extra special and book one with a hot tub to come back to after all those days adventuring.
- A friendly neighbour to Italy, Istria offers many of the perks of an Italian getaway with a more affordable price tag.
- The Roman amphitheatre in Pula is breath-taking and the only amphitheatre to have four side towers still standing. It's a must-visit for history lovers.
- Music is a huge part of Istrian life, with open-air concerts in summer and a rich festival programme to get involved in.
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Why stay with us?
Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in the Istria have this in spades.
We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas, chateaux and holiday cottages in Istria that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.
Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.