1. More space
Villas located in the heart of Istria are significantly larger than apartments or hotels on the beach, giving guests lots of space (closet space!) and areas to move around in. You get spacious kitchen-and-living areas, outside terraces with generous dining and seating, plenty of facilities and a private pool. The perfect example is Villa Roza, family-friendly villa located at the edge of the village Basici, approx. 18 km from Porec and its beaches.
2. Peaceful and private surroundings
As most villas are set in the countryside near or in small towns, you can count on complete privacy and tranquil surroundings with panoramic views of the green and lush landscape like from the balconies of Villa Zora.
3. Truly local delicacies
Within the various regions, each town or village has its own unique way and preference when it comes to food and wine. The offerings are endless, and the Istrian “Konobas” are sure to spoil you with many varieties of local pasta, stews, meats and desserts that you won’t find at the tourist spots on the beach. When you book Villa Benvenuti you also get free wine tasting experience.
4. Authentic interactions
Most likely, any people you interact with while staying at a villa in Istria is a local from one of the surrounding towns. They often have great recommendations and information you wouldn’t get elsewhere. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the landscape, local eateries, cafes and bars and get to know your local neighbors and business owners. Check out Villa Zita!
5. The beach is just a short drive away!
Lots of villas in the Istrian countryside have facilities like jacuzzi and sauna, but there is no reason to stay away from the ocean. Any home in Istria is no more than a 30-minute drive to the sea and beach.