All our Croatia villa holidays are hand-picked to ensure they provide the highest quality facilities. We offer a range of fantastic villas set in the countryside so you can completely relax and unwind. Do you want to be close to authentic Croatian towns? Choose from our selection of luxury villas in Croatia that are within walking distance of shops and restaurants. No matter what kind of break you desire, you’re sure to find the perfect property. Plus, by choosing villas in Croatia, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, creating special memories with your loved ones.
Croatia is rich in culture and natural beauty, with bright blue waters, magnificent mountains and historic towns to discover. Our Croatia villa holiday are a great base to explore from, or to relax in while you sit back and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you are looking for large villas in Croatia big enough for the whole family, or a small, private property just for the two of you, we are sure to have the perfect place. There are plenty of historical, scenic and coastal gems to be found in Istria.
You will be completely spoilt for choice of beaches in Istria! The majority of the beaches in Croatia are either paved or pebbly but a few sandy ones can also be found. The beaches on the whole have life guards, catering facilities, watersports etc, perfect for wiling the hours soaking up the sun and enjoying the laid back atmosphere. Choose from a wide selection of Croatian villas by the sea with Villa Plus.
Rovinj is on the mid-western coast of Istria, roughly halfway between Pula and Porec. Rovinj is known as the pearl of the Istrian Peninsula. If you're feeling energetic, you can take a walk up to the hilltop church in the old town with stunning views over the resort and then relax in one of the marina-side restaurants or cafes.
If you’re looking for a holiday destination with plenty to see and do, Croatia is the ideal choice! The area is steeped in history with a number of beautiful churches and architecture to explore. There are also a number of activities and places to visit for a great family day out, fabulous beaches for sun-worshippers, amazing scenery for photographers and sporting facilities for anyone wanting to try their hand at something more active.
The only National Park in Istria, Brijuni National Park is a group of islands off of Pula. Boats from the town of Fazana take around 15 minutes, although sight-seeing tours of the islands by boat also run from Pula. There is also a safari park which has various animals including zebras, elephants, llamas and ostriches, and a golf course on the coast overlooking the mainland.
Located in the heart of Rovinj, the Church of St. Euphemia has an impressive display of Baroque architecture and artwork and is also home to the sarcophagus of the patron saint of the city, St Euphemia herself!
The Basilica of St. Euphrasius in Porec is definitely worth a visit for anyone wanting to enjoy an authentic taste of Croatia and learn about its rich history. The Basilica has a collection of Byzantine art and architecture dating from the 6th century, included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The building is also easy to identify from the exterior, dominating the skyline of Porec, and is one of the most photographed sites in the area.
Without a doubt, the main attraction of Pula is the magnificent amphitheatre, the sixth largest in the world. Originally designed and built to be a gladiatorial venue, the amphitheatre is now used as a setting for concerts and theatre productions.
There are 2 good waterparks in Istria: Aquacolors Waterpark and Istralandia Waterpark, both around 30 minutes drive from the centre of Porec. Both parks have a great atmosphere and cater for all ages with pools, rides and slides galore! Please note, Aquacolours is open in high season only.
Sun worshippers will be completely spoilt for choice of beaches in Istria! The majority of the beaches are either paved or pebbly but a few sandy ones can also be found. The beaches on the whole have good facilities, life guards, catering facilities, watersports etc, perfect for wiling the hours soaking up the sun and enjoying the laid back atmosphere.
Fazana is a picturesque coastal town, just above Pula, on the western side of Istria. It has a lovely pebble beach with several cafes and gift shops leading up to the small port from which you can catch the boat across to the Islands of Brijuni.
Located just south of Porec, on the far west coast of Istria, is the area of Funtana. Here you'll find several good beaches and bathing platforms by the sea, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Most of the areas around the seafront have deck chairs and sunshades for hire, as well as snack bars or cafes.
Just north from Porec, the area of Lanterna has several good beaches, as well as a popular camping resort. The main Lanterna Beach has pleasant views across the other side of the inlet towards the church at Novigrad. Parasols and sunbeds can be hired - perfect for a relaxed day by the sea.
Hotel Delfin Beach, in Lanterna, is situated below the Hotel Delfin. The beach is mainly paved, on various levels, and has life guards and a cafe.
Robinson Crusoe Beach in Lanterna, is a unique shingle cove, ideal for a laid-back day by the sea. The beach is accessed via a long driveway, with plenty of parking, and there's a good snack bar with seating byt he seafront too.
Valeta Beach is located on the edge of the north-western part of Lanterna. The beach is pebbly on one side, paved on the other, with a small lawned area in between, perfect for sunbathing. There are also restaurants, toilets and sporting activities all nearby.
Medulin's long, thin sand/shingle beach sits on the South Coast of Istria, 20 minutes' drive from Pula. Sunbeds and parasols can be hired and pedaloes can be hired in the summer. There are also a few bars and cafes at the back of the sand where you can take a break from the heat.
The beaches in Porec tend to be either pebbly or paved so having a pair of jelly shoes is essential! The water along this stretch of coast is very clean and perfect for swimming. The beach platforms have good facilities, with sunbeds and parasols for hire, showers, changing areas and of course, cafes and restaurants where you can take a break from the sun for a drink or bite to eat. Most likely you will need a car to reach the beaches in this areabut the parking facilities are good with plenty of trees for shade!
The Verudela Peninsula, 2km South of Pula centre, is the place to go if beach fever grabs you! The beaches are mostly rocky or paved but the water is ideal for swimming for all ages and capabilities. Valkana, Hawaii and Kolumbarica beaches are the most popular and Debeljak is the best sandy beach in the area. A choice of watersports can also be found at most of the beaches here, along with cafes or restaurants for when you decide to take a break fromthe sun! For serious beach-goers, take a boat from Pula across to the island of Brijuni which has a spectacular beach with beautiful scenery.
Almost every beach in Rovinj is made of either pebble or paving, but the entrances into the water are good and swimming is still very popular along this area of coast. There are many small hidden rocky bays and platforms that you can explore and make your own little haven! The bays of Skaraba and Cape Rusi have high rocky areas, popular with people wanting to jump into the sea, while Cuvi Bay, Lone Bay and Moulin Rouge Beach have a flatter appearancewith fine stones, much better for sunbathing and swimming. Sport and food facilities at most of the beaches are good, as well as parking for your hire car and many also have a lifeguard in high season.
Valbandon Beach has a beach bar, sunshades and deck chairs to rent, showers and a children's playground. Giant inflatables are also available in the summer.
Vrsar is situated between the maincoastal resorts of Porec and Rovinj, right by the entrance to the Lim Fjord Estuary. There are a few good beaches around this part of the coast, with sunbeds and deck chairs for hire, as well as inflatables and pedaloes in the summer.
Holidays in Croatia offer several attractions for children ranging from the Aquapark Istralandia Waterpark an hours' drive away, to the fully equipped karting circuit in Pula. Horse riding, scuba diving, aquariums, submarine safaris and a huge choice of museums are all readily available. The mountains of Istria provide a playground for outdoor enthusiasts in Croatia. The hiking trails in the Ucka and Cicarija mountains are particularly good, and adventure-seekers flock to Vranjska Draga Canyon every year. The beautiful coastline around Istria is not just popular with sunbathers, it’s a big draw for divers too. If you love the water, there are plenty of beautiful beaches sprinkled along the Istrian coastline. Hop aboard a boat to explore the islands where wine tasting, hidden coves and secluded swimming spots await you. Book your holiday villas in Croatia today!
The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. The best time to visit Croatia would be in the early summer as temperatures are between 23-27 degrees make it ideal sunbathing weather on the Adriatic coast or your Croatian villa. It’s also warm enough to swim in the sea and go snorkeling. Summer temperatures range on average from 26 to 30°C in the coastal region so if you’re after some sightseeing it is more enjoyable before temperatures get hotter. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 10°C in the coastal region, -1 to 30°C in the continental region and -5 to 0°C in the mountain region.
If it’s culture you crave, Croatia villa holidays will not disappoint. The country has a wealth of famous UNESCO World Heritage sites that are well worth a visit. While many people yearn to discover the ancient architecture in the Old City of Dubrovnik or the beautiful white stone Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the 200 year old Roman Amphitheatre in Pula is a real treat for history and culture fans and continues to host events today. There truly is something for everyone.