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The beautiful Villa La Graziosa with salt-water pool is located near the Croatian-Slovenian border in north-west Istria. The villa sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. The villa's interior design is characterised by white elements combined with natural tones such as brown and beige, a nice contrast to the surrounding lush greenery. On the ground floor of the villa there are 3 large glass doors leading from the living and dining room to the terrace and the pool.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen, so you can easily prepare delicious meals or a cup of coffee and enjoy it on the terrace. At the other end of the ground floor are two large and comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has direct access to the swimming pool. What more could you ask for? Upstairs, you can get a good night's sleep in a large room with a double bed and a private bathroom with shower. From here you can head out onto the terrace with a view and enjoy your morning coffee. Each of the elegant bedrooms has air conditioning and a TV.

Forget all your everyday worries and simply relax in the villa's beautiful outdoor space. The infinity pool, surrounded by sun loungers, is very inviting and the perfect place to cool off on hot summer days or to sunbathe. For those who like to barbecue, there is a barbecue area where you can prepare your own specialities and serve them on the outdoor table.

Enjoy a touch of luxury, relax and unwind at Villa La Graziosa.


+386 51 399 962
Our Services
4 parking spaces
Saltwater private pool – 32M²
High speed internet in all areas
Barbecue area
Beach only 6km away
Laundry, washing machine & ironing
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioner, heating & cooling
Outdoor shower & rain shower
Spacious living area, large flat screen TV & satellite
Indoor fireplace
Private terrace with sunbeds, lounge & garden
2 dining areas (indoor & outdoor)
Discover various topics about Istria
  • Arrival info
    Arrival by air. Cozy and fast. Flying to Istria enables you to reach it within just a couple of hours from various parts of Europe. Pula Airport is the main international airport on the peninsula with various flight options available. Another airport is open for smaller aircraft, including private jets, in Medulin, south of Pula. Pula Airport is located in the south of the Istrian peninsula, approximately 75 km from Novigrad on the northwestern coast or 50 km from Pazin in the heart of the countryside. However, there are also other airports available outside Istria, or even Croatia, which are close enough. For example, Trieste Airport (Italy) is 100 km away from Novigrad, just a bit more than Rijeka Airport on Krk island (116 km). The airport in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is also conveniently near (145 km), as are the two airports in Italy, Treviso, and Venice, both at a distance of just a bit more than 200 km. Arrival by land. Excellent connections between towns primarily due to the Istrian motorway, the so-called ‘Istrian Y’ (Cro. ypsilon), allow you to reach your destination safely and comfortably. Should you be arriving by electric car, there are a number of charging stations available across Istria, so simply check the most convenient options for your journey and holiday.
  • Administrative units
    Administrative units and towns in Istria The westernmost county, one of twenty in Croatia. Almost the entire peninsula with islands and islets near the coast forms part of Istrian County, which has more than 200 000 inhabitants. The county is then further subdivided into 10 towns and 31 municipalities, which generally consist of several neighbouring villages joined together in a single administrative unit. The administrative capital of Istria is Pazin, right in the heart of the peninsula. The town spans over the largest surface area in the county and it is best known for its castle right on top of the famous abyss. Still, it is not the largest in terms of inhabitants. In fact, the political and economical centre of the county is actually Pula with roughly six times more people than Pazin. With one of the most popular Croatian sights - the Roman amphitheatre Arena, Pula has been the centre of cultural life in Istria since Antiquity. Istria also boasts the smallest town in the world - Hum! Despite its population of barely 20 inhabitants, the ‘town’ that takes 5 minutes to see has an interesting story to tell. Namely, the almost millennium-old settlement was built by giants according to the legends. It is also the final stop of the 7-km long Glagolitic Alley from Roč paying tribute to the oldest Slavic alphabet historically used by Croatians until the 19th century.
  • Coastal towns & villages
    One more charming and special than the other. Topping the list is Rovinj with its magical historical core, which also happens to be among the most visited towns and cities in Croatia. Similarly enchanting are the towns of Umag, Novigrad, Poreč, Vrsar and Fažana, all on the western coast of Istria, as well as Rabin with Labac on the eastern coast. Towns and villages inland. Besides being located in a beautiful countryside, there are a number of places with a very special story and setting, especially the ones located on top of a hill. Enclosed by walls and with a forest nearby, Motovun is among the most popular ones. In Momjan you can stop by a winery and enjoy amazing wines and scenery, or you can go to Grožnjan for its artistic ambiance. Why not also consider a tour of hilltop towns, including Buzet, Oprtalj, Buje, Završje, Bale, Žminj, Labin, Gračišće and Svetvinčenat, for a unique Istrian experience?
  • Climate and weather
    Warm and temperate. Climate in Istria is generally of a Mediterranean type, even though some of its inland shows elements of a continental climate as well. It is the result of its specific geographical location and features, including the sea and rivers such as Dragonja, Mirna, Pazinčica and Raša, Učka mountain, and relative proximity to the Alps. The Mediterranean climate basically means dry and warm summers, and mild short winters with generally no snow. When it comes to rainfall, the annual precipitation is moderate, with December as the wettest and July as the driest month. In fact, with 2400 hours of sunshine annually, Istria truly promises favourable weather conditions for a holiday most part of the year. Average temperatures rarely go below 0 degrees, and there are around 260 days with temperatures higher than 10 degrees.
  • Annual temperatures
    The coldest month is January, while the sunniest and warmest are July and August. During those summer months you can also expect a period of hot weather with temperatures rising over 30 degrees, a period that usually lasts around 20 days. It also happens to be the time of the most popular bathing season. Fans of outdoor activities and sailing particularly like the months of May, June, September and October, since pleasant weather with temperatures between 20 and 25 are just perfect for spending time at sea and in the countryside.
  • Sea temperatures
    Enjoying the sea is possible way beyond the summer months. In fact, the bathing season lasts from April through October. The sea is the warmest in August with an average peak of 24 degrees, although it can reach 26 within the hotter period. Overall, Istria has excellent conditions for holidaymakers who like to explore the seaside, the countryside and all the peninsula has to offer. From spring through autumn.
  • Istrian history
    Curious about the tale of Istria? The peninsula truly has a magnificent story to tell, from prehistoric times to modern era. A place where cultures have met for centuries and millennia, as reflected in the rich heritage. From dinosaurs onwards! Long before humans found their home in Istria, it was dinosaurs who walked the lands here, as evidenced by various findings. Namely, there are dinosaur footprints more than 130 million years old, which you can see in the Brijuni National Park as well as in the protected area of Cape Kamenjak. The remains of dinosaur bones were also found at a special paleontological reserve in Datule.
  • Southern beaches
    Pula boasts a number of amazing beaches, some of which are also popular stops for kayak tours, e.g. the pebbly and rocky Cyclon’s Beach with plenty of natural pine tree shade. For a bit of a special thrill head to the so-called Hawaii Beach on the Verudela peninsula, where you can have fun with large waves or go cliff jumping. Go also to Cape Kamenjak in search of quiet, untouched beaches with the lovely sea just perfect for snorkeling and diving. And with pine trees, pebbles, sand and rocks, and cliffs some of which you can also dive off into the crystal clear water.
  • Eastern beaches
    The eastern coast of Istria is much more rugged, steeper, and rockier as opposed to the other side of the peninsula. As a result, there are fewer beaches, but no less lovely. The village of Rabac is particularly known for the stunning beauty of the beaches. The pebbly beaches with the turquoise sea are an amazing sight and welcoming for all types of beachgoers.
  • Gastronomy and enology
    Take your taste buds on a fabulous gastronomic journey in Istria, a true gourmet’s paradise! Namely, the healthy Mediterranean cuisine is complemented with authentic native elements that give it a quite unique flair. When enjoyed with locally produced wine of the finest quality, the well-rounded Istrian meal promises a culinary experience to remember.
  • Authentic flavors of Istria
    Fans of fish and seafood, meat lovers and vegetarians alike can easily find their favourites in the Istrian cuisine, the food that is locally sourced and freshly prepared for the ultimate gastronomic pleasure. For example, wild asparagus in spring serves as the main ingredient in imaginative creations of modern Istrian gastronomy. Have the Adriatic Sea served on your plate and revel in the magnificent Jacob’s scallops from Novigrad, sole fish from Savudrija and mussels or oysters from Lim Channel. Istria is also home to indigenous cattle called boškarin, the source of lovely meat-based dishes. When it comes to exquisite delicacies, don’t miss the opportunity to try the truffle, a true gourmet gem found in the Istrian countryside. Its specific taste adds that special something to a variety of dishes, including native Istrian pasta called fuži or pljukanci.
  • Premium wines of Istria
    With a tradition of winemaking going back to the ancient Romans, Istria indeed has ideal conditions for the production of excellent wines. Apart from international wine sorts, the vineyards in Istria also produce native sorts such as malvasia, teran and momjan muscat. The wine is produced mostly in the western part of the peninsula, near Buje, Umag and Poreč, and central Istria, near Pazin and Motovun. Just like the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany, the wine bearing vineyards of Istria form magical landscapes that are well worth the visit. It is precisely for that reason, why the peninsula has various marked wine roads. Namely, wineries such as Kabola, Matošević, Kozlović and others offer an insight into the art of wine making along with sampling of exceptional wines. So, don’t miss the opportunity to nibble on delicious prosciutto, cheeses and other delicacies beautifully paired with Istrian wines, all the while enjoying the wonderful countryside.
  • Olive oil roads
    Olive oil is one of the most important elements of Mediterranean cuisine and, similarly to wine, it has been produced in Istria since ancient Roman times. Istrian olive oil, especially the extra virgin kind, is well-known for its excellent quality. Apart from offering you a taste of Istria, the olive oil is also an imaginative souvenir to take home with you. In addition to presenting and celebrating various types of Istrian olive oils during special events and festivals, Istrian producers also offer tours along the marked olive oil roads. So, explore the magnificent countryside of the peninsula and learn about the art of olive oil production. Your hosts will warmly welcome you to their tasting room and olive groves, and serve exquisite samples with authentic Istrian delicacies.
  • Top events
    Add a special touch to your stay in Istria by visiting special events! From gastronomy to local traditions, from sports to art, the events calendar is full of exciting entries. So, make sure you don’t miss out on the fun happening right at the time of your visit.

    Arena Pula. It might not represent a specific event, but the ancient Roman amphitheatre is the perfect venue for a variety of performances. Whether you are there for the Pula Film Festival (in July) or a concert given by Croatian or international artists, you are in for an unforgettable experience in a magical ambiance.

    Ulysses Theatre. The Fort Minor on the island of Mali Brijun turns into one large stage where Croatian, European and international artists gather for pure art in the magical ambiance of the national park. Take your pick from a number of exceptional theatre performances and concerts in July and August.

    Motovun Film Festival. End of July the most famous Istrian hilltop town transforms into an open-air cinema. The festival focuses on small productions and independent movies, with the quaint town giving the screenings a special feel.

    Croatia Open Umag. The town in northwestern Istria transforms into a stage for sports achievements and fun in the second part of July. Apart from participation of major tennis players and exciting matches for all fans of the sport, the entertainment program featuring musical performances by DJs and a food festival is a reason more to be there.

    Music festivals. Enjoy and dance to the beat of music at various festivals held in Istria! For example, at the end of May, you can get ready for the perfect warm-up for the summer with the annual Sea Star Festival in Umag.

    Art festivals. From classical music, dance to street art, Istria sets the stage for artists from all over the world to present their work. For example, the town of Labin practically becomes the Istrian capital of art with its Labin Art Republika taking place in July and August. Fans of street art can take a stroll in historical streets in Novigrad and Poreč, and watch performers work their magic in June and August respectively. If you like dancing, head to Rovinj and Opatija in June to join in the Summer Sensual Days in a Latin beat, or go to Svetvinčenat for its annual Dance & Non-Verbal Theatre Festival San Vicenti in July. Classical music fans can also expect a special experience at a concert in Euphrasian Basilica from July through November, or enjoy some jazz in the enchanting towns of Bale and Grožnjan, with festivals held in July.

    Wine and food festivals. An inevitable part of numerous events, Istrian delicacies and authentic products also have festivals and fairs dedicated to them mostly in spring and autumn. For example, you can sample imaginative creations with wild asparagus from late March through April in northwestern Istria during the Days of Asparagus. In May you can try various olive oils and home-made products during the Oleum Olivarum in Buje or go on a wine tour during the Wine Day. In September head to Svetvinčentat to nibble on a selection of cheeses. Then in October you can join the hunt for the Istrian culinary treasure during the Truffle Days.

    Local festivals and fairs. In a small village inland, in a town on the coast. There is hardly a place in Istria that doesn’t celebrate its special day, more often than not in the summer. Lively music, dance, customs, and irresistible Istrian food are what await you on such occasions.
  • Hiking
    Put on your hiking boots and walk along the walking paths in Istria! Some of the most popular trails include the 7 Waterfalls Trail, a circular route from Buzet, and the educational trails in Učka Nature Park. Still, you can take your pick from a variety of routes, be it in the historical coastal towns, along promenades, through forests, past vineyards and olive groves, uphill and through charming villages.
  • Cycling
    Hop on a bike or an e-bike and go on an exciting ride of discovery. Get to know the beauty and diversity of Istrian landscapes, along the coast or inland. Follow the former railway route Parenzana leading through tunnels, across viaducts and bridges, past hilltop towns and lovely lookouts. For an additional cycling thrill try MTB trails on Učka mountain.
  • Kayak and SUP
    Get a different view of the coast by kayaking or SUPing! While you don't have to pick a particular place to have active fun in a kayak or on an SUP board, there are a number of locations that add a special thrill to the activity such as Cape Kamenjak, the Mirna river, Mali Brijun, Pula area.
  • Boating with snorkeling/diving
    Explore the wonderful coast of Istria by taking a boat ride. Why not also complete the experience with a bit of snorkeling? For example, Cape Kamenjak and Verige Bay (Veli Brijuni) are excellent spots to do precisely that. Fans of diving can also have their share of a good time by discovering the magnificent world under the surface off the coast of Istria, with dive sites including shipwrecks and reefs.
  • Paragliding
    Feel the excitement of seeing the beauty of the Istrian peninsula from above! If the weather conditions are favorable, you can go paragliding all year round. Simply take your pick from one of the 10 take-off sites in northern Istria and enjoy the thrilling ride.
  • Adventure
    Get the ultimate adrenaline rush and challenge yourself to do exciting activities on holiday! Apart from the riveting zipline across the Pazin Abyss, there are a number of adventure parks all over the peninsula with rope courses, paintball, archery, buggy rides and more.
  • Rock climbing
    ractice your endurance and skills, and admire spectacular views of the Istrian countryside. There are around 1200 climbing routes available and the most attractive ones include the crags such as Kompanji near the town of Buzet or Medveja on the eastern coast of Istria, old quarry near Rovinj, as well as great routes in Dvigrad and Lim Channel.
  • Golf
    Disconnect and recharge on the green courses in Istria! Use the moment to work on your strokes and enjoy your favourite pastime in beautiful surroundings. From the north to the south of the peninsula there are a variety of golf courses available such as Golf Club Adriatic in Savudrija.
  • Magical Istria
    The land of the blue sea, green forests and mountains. The land of picturesque coastal towns and enchanting hilltop towns and villages in the countryside. The land of rich cultural-historical heritage and a vibrant present. The land of delicious food and premium wines. Referred to as terra magica (Lat. ’magical land’) since ancient Roman times, Istria indeed has had a special charm that will take your breath away. So, let it cast its spell and provide you with a peaceful shelter to rest. On a beach in the cool shade of fragrant pine trees. Sunbathing on a deck of a speedboat in a secluded cove. Visiting the sights in an ancient coastal town. At the top of a mountain with spectacular views. Or on a hill, wandering the cobbled streets of a medieval town. On an outdoor terrace delighting in the local flavours. Or enjoying in the privacy of your holiday Villa La Graziosa. Simply experience it all on your holiday. With all your heart. In the heart-shaped Istria.

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