The lush peninsula of Istria is regarded as one of Croatia's most popular holiday destinations. The western coast is dotted with a mix of lively, family-friendly resorts and quieter beach towns, each boasting a host of white-pebble beaches and secluded coves lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea
There is a wide range of three-star accommodation in Istria, from peaceful, family-run hotels with sweeping sea views to lively beachfront apartment complexes, all with outdoor pools, buzzing bars and Mediterranean restaurants.
Hotels near Istria’s Beaches
Book a three-star hotel in the Istrian resort of Poreč for great stony beaches and a historic old town famous with a 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica. While the beaches are a magnet for water sports fans and diving enthusiasts, if you head a little way inland you can find amazing natural attractions such as the stalactite formations in the Baredine Cave.
Other good places for three-star accommodation in Istria include Novigrad, a peaceful fishing town with a colourful waterfront. The town attracts couples and families, who come for its long, sweeping beaches and safe, shallows waters. Popular family attractions including the Lapidarium Museum, Aquapark Istralandia and the Rovinj Aquarium are all easily accessible from here. Known for excellent food, Novigrad's numerous restaurants offers some of the best cuisine in Istria.
Explore Quaint Villages in Istria’s Interior
While the beach resorts are great for water sports, sailing and diving, if you want to explore Istria's lush interior take a daytrip inland and discover the region's many medieval hilltop villages. Here you'll find some of the finest examples of Byzantine and baroque churches in Western Europe.
Blend Culture and Nightlife in Pula
If it's a vibrant nightlife you're after, choose a three-star hotel in Istria’s main city. Pula is the place to go for the Istria's best parties, but it has cultural appeal too. Dance until dawn in the city's vibrant bars and clubs, then spend the day exploring Pula’s fascinating Roman history.
Whether you’re looking for a hotel, an apartment complex or a villa, Expedia can help you find your perfect three-star accommodation in Istria.