Istria, the green, heart-shaped peninsula on Croatia's northern Adriatic Coast offers some of the biggest draws to the region. Hugely popular with visitors, it boasts a variety of budget, mid-range and upscale apartment hotels all catering for the influx of sun-seekers who descend on its rocky shores in summer.
Apartment Hotels in Istria’s Family-Friendly Beach Resorts
The colourful town of Poreč offers a number of three- and four-star apartment hotels, mostly within the lively Zelena Laguna and Plava Laguna areas. With safe beaches, shallow clear water and a vibrant shopping and bar scene, it's ideal for couples, friends, and families with children of all ages. Don't miss a visit to the tiny island of Sveti Nikola, reached by a short boat trip from the harbour, or head 6 km inland and see the stalactite formations in the Baredine Caves.
Explore Rovinj from an Apartment Hotel
The Mediterranean fishing town of Rovinj has a charming old town - a criss-cross of cobbled streets and piazzas lined with bars and street cafes. Add in the safe, white-pebbled beaches and a selection of relaxed apartment hotels, many with restaurants, kids' clubs and direct sea views, there's no wonder families are flocking to Rovinj. If you want to escape for the day, there's a daily ferry service to Venice, as well as pleasure boat tours to Katarina Island and Red Island.
Modern Apartment Hotels in Pula and Vsar
Located on the southwestern tip, Pula is regarded as Istria's main city and boasts an old town brimming with ancient history. Many opt to stay in one Pula's bustling beach resorts on the Verudela Peninsula, which boasts a variety of three and four star apartment hotels offering pools, restaurants and kids' clubs.
Vsar is a small beach resort surrounded by forest and hills, which attracts the outdoor set who come for the region's many bike trails and hiking routes. Families will enjoy the attractions and rides at the nearby Dinopark Funtana, Croatia's first dinosaur theme park.
Istria boasts a number of apartment hotels in beautiful beachfront locations. Use Expedia’s search filters to find the perfect Istria accommodation for you.