Croatia Villa Holidays
38 villas found

Introduction to Croatia

Croatia is rich in culture and natural beauty, with bright blue waters, magnificent mountains and historic towns to discover. Our villas in Croatia 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. The recent global success of Game of Thrones has shone a spotlight on Dubrovnik and the Dalmation Coast but there are plenty of historical, scenic and coastal gems to be found in Istria.

The natural beauty that Croatia has to offer has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. 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.

Hike through the forest in the picturesque Plitvice Lakes National Park, located between Zagreb and Zadar. It is famous for its turquoise lakes that are connected by waterfalls and surrounded by luscious green woodland. You can spot various species here, such as deer, bears, boars and lots of birds. Or why not explore Croatia on two wheels? Hire a bike and ride around rolling hills, through traditional towns, past shimmering lakes and alongside the picturesque Adriatic coastline.

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.

It’s not just the beautiful scenery and breadth of activities that have made the country so popular, the cuisine is equally as impressive with strong Italian influences. Our villas in Croatia are in great locations that give you the flexibility to enjoy tasty treats at your leisure. One of the finest delicacies you’ll discover is Croatian tartufi, a truffle found in the Motovun forests of Istria, that is used in a variety of dishes and make a perfect souvenir. Delicious plates of seafood, cured meats, cheese and risotto can also be enjoyed accompanied by the many wines produced locally. Finish your meal with a traditional glass of rakija, a symbol of hospitality in Croatian culture.

Our Villas in Croatia

All our villas to rent in Croatia are hand-picked to ensure they provide the highest quality facilities in the best locations. 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 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 private holiday rentals in Croatia, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, creating special memories with your loved ones.

Each of our villas in Croatia features a private pool as standard, with many fantastic facilities such as air conditioning, Wifi, table tennis and pool tables, BBQs, Bluetooth speakers and fully-fitted kitchens. Plus, we offer a weekly cleaning and linen service, so you can fully relax and enjoy your holiday.

Looking for a little extra? We offer villas in Croatia as part of our Very Villas collection, which include pool towels and a fantastic starter pack waiting for you on arrival.

Our holiday lettings in Croatia come with a dedicated team of in-resort staff to help you make the most of your time in the sun. Simply book a visit and they will pop to see you once you are settled to answer questions about the villa and give you some great tips about the local area. Ask them about the best local restaurants and must-see attractions!

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Best for...
  • Spectacular countryside scenery.
  • Great for snorkelling
  • A rich history with a Venetian influence
  • Visit the Roman Amphitheatre
  • A delicious selection of food, similar to Italy
  • Walking and cycling in the countryside

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Croatia

Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula, is a treasure trove of diversity. There’s lush green rolling hills with small towns perched on hilltops overlooking lush wheat fields, olive groves and vineyards, whilst other resorts are located close to the long picturesque coastline with numerous islands and bays. This, along with the pleasant climate, make it an ideal holiday destination. The Istrian Riviera has some spectacular countryside scenery. The beaches around Istria are mostly shingle with some sandy coves and paved bathing platforms also to be found. All nevertheless great for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. 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. The new toll road makes travelling through Istria easy which means you can see everything that Istria has to offer. You can also connect to other major highways throughout Croatia if you want to venture further afield. Whichever way car hire is essential for getting around.

Villa Plus in Croatia

The villas here range from beautiful, traditional houses made from authentic stone to modern, stylish properties with sleek interiors - something for everyone! The tourist resorts of Pula, Porec and Rovinj all have a rich history with Venetian architecture, churches, beautiful cobbled streets, museums and art galleries to explore, whilst the smaller inland Istrian villages give you a taste of real Istrian hospitality. Our handpicked Croatia villas are equipped with facilities to make your villa holiday as relaxing as possible. Along with staple features like a private pool, satellite TV and air conditioning, we pack more added extras into our villas than other providers. From pool heating to pool tables we have a whole range of things to make your holiday extra special. The villa to suit your preferences is just a few clicks away.

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Very Villa Plus
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
  • Pool 30 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £93 To: £406

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From: £933 To: £4064
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Villa Judita, Porec, Croatia
Very Villa Plus
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
  • Heated Pool
    21 x 8 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £106 To: £335

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From: £1063 To: £3354
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Villa Fumica, Porec, Croatia
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
  • Pool 28 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 14 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £77 To: £322

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From: £773 To: £3224
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Villa Storia, Porec, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Pool 30 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £85 To: £377

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From: £682 To: £3013
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Villa Giselle, Porec, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Heated Pool
    27 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £108 To: £372

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From: £862 To: £2973
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Villa Faggiolo, Rovinj, Croatia
Very Villa Plus
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Heated Pool
    27 x 15 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 17 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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Price Per Person
From: £130 To: £413

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From: £1042 To: £3303
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Villa Demetra Panta, Porec, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Pool 22 x 15 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 11 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £90 To: £363

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From: £722 To: £2903
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Villa Burici, Rovinj, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Pool 27 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 14 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £89 To: £364

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From: £712 To: £2913
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Villa Vivian, Porec, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Heated Pool
    27 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 15 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £102 To: £345

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From: £812 To: £2763
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Villa Vincenat, Rovinj, Croatia
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Heated Pool
    27 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 1 ¼ mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £122 To: £442

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From: £972 To: £3533
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Villa Eni, Pula, Croatia
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Croatia Resorts

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.

Porec
15 Villas

The resort of Porec, on the western coast of Istria, has a huge choice of beaches and bathing platforms, a wealth of shops and places to eat, and a number of attractions including the church, museums, the aquarium as well as a choice of sporting activities.

Pula
10 Villas

Pula is the largest city in Istria and is also home to this region’s airport. Situated towards the South of Istria, it enjoys a mild climate and a beautiful countryside. The city has many surviving ancient buildings from the Roman times, the most famous one being the amphitheatre.

Rovinj
13 Villas

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.

Things to do in Croatia

Things to do in Croatia

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.

Brijuni National Park

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. Image: Credits to Croatian National Tourist Board

Church of St. Euphemia

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!

Euphrasius Basilica

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.

Pula Amphitheatre

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.

Waterparks

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.

Beaches in Croatia

Beaches in Croatia

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 Beach

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.

Funtana Beaches

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.

Lanterna Beach

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.

Lanterna Hotel Delfin Beach

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.

Lanterna Robinson Crusoe Beach

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.

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Food & Drink in Croatia

Food & Drink in Croatia

The food and cooking will vary from one region of Croatia to another. Croats generally pride themselves in their hospitality, both in restaurants/cafes or in their homes. They prefer to buy fresh ingredients from their local markets and every village and town in Croatia has its market where the local people visit daily. As a tourist, when you are strolling through these markets, which are typically held in a village or town square, you will get a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the locals. The markets are very colourful with the fresh produce of vegetables and fruits. The markets also have stalls for fish, meat, cheese, bread, wine and even handmade baskets or tablecloths.


Local Markets - Puglia
Markets

Croatia might not be known as a major shopping destination when it comes to designer names and high street brands but, at its heart, Croatian shopping isn’t really about these things. In this country of sunshine, natural beauty and antiquity expect good local markets, a trendy arts and crafts scene and a thriving natural cosmetic industry. Keep your eyes peeled around Croatia’s open air markets and specialist shops and you should come home with truly unique souvenirs. You will also find that Croatia has many excellent wine shops and fresh fish, while local vegetables and meats are never too hard to find either. On your villa holiday to the resort of Pula, Porec or Rovinj, plan a day out visiting the local markets. The market in Porec is very colourful with all the fresh produce laid out across the stalls. It is busy with stallholders, local people and tourists, adding to the experience and atmosphere. You will need to get there early to see the place in full swing – if you find some stalls shut, it could be because they have sold out for the day. Istria is popular for lavender products, and in Porec you will find these in small fabric bags - perfect to bring home as a souvenir. The market in Pula is bigger than the one in Porec. The traders provide fresh produce daily between 6am and 1pm. The traditional shops all line the streets facing the main square and some of the souvenir shops can be quite hidden away. The Art Nouveau is a market building where you can buy meat, fish and any of the local specialities. It was built in 1903 and is an architectural attraction in Pula. The greens and fish market in Rovinj is close to the main square. Fruits and vegetables produced locally are sold here and in the fish market you will find the catch of the day. Elsewhere in the town you will find small shops selling handmade jewellery, clothes, souvenirs and artwork.


Speciality Dishes - Puglia
Speciality Dishes

The dishes in Croatia can vary by region. Meat dishes, which can be either grilled, baked or roasted, are very common and soup is eaten with almost every main meal all year round. The location of Croatia also lends itself to excellent fish and seafood dishes. Special traditional breads are made for special occasions like Easter. Istria is very famous for its truffles. Brodet– is a fish stew that is made with mixed fish, normally including eel. It is usually served with polenta or rice. Fritaja– is a kind of omelette made with vegetables, herbs and sometimes meat. Burek– is a baked pastry dish that contains numerous layers of filling and pastry – the most common fillings are ground meat, spinach and cheese, although you can also find sweet options. This dish originates from Turkey but is very popular in Croatia and is a light meal to buy and eat when you are out and about.







local recipes


If you’d like to give some local recipes a try before you set off on holiday, these traditional delicacies can be made at home easily.

Croatian Pancakes

<p>Croatian Pancakes</p> -  Croatia

Ingredients

  • For pancakes
  • 9 cups of flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup mineral water
  • 3 eggs
  • For filling
  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Peel of one lemon, grated
  • 3 eggs, separated

Make pancakes: 

1. Beat eggs with a pinch of salt. 2. Gradually add flour, milk, and mineral water until the mixture forms a thin batter. 3. Heat a small amount of oil in a small frying pan. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into the pan and cook the pancake until small holes appear in the surface. 4. Loosen the edges of the pancake and flip it over carefully. Cook on the other side about 30 seconds.

Make filling:

1. Separate eggs, pouring the yolks and whites into two different bowls.  2. Beat egg yolks and sugar together until thick. 3. Add grated peel from a lemon. 4. Beat in softened cream cheese. 5. Beat egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. 6. Carefully fold (mix using a gentle stirring motion) egg whites into cheese mixture.

Assemble pancakes and filling:

1. Spread about 2 tablespoons of filling near one side of the pancake. Roll the pancake up to enclose the filling. Place the filled pancakes, side by side, in a buttered baking dish or casserole. Keep warm in a 250° F oven until ready to serve. 2. Serve warm. May be topped with jam (a Croatian favourite is plum jam), powdered sugar, or sour cream.

 
 
 


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