The city of Pula lies on the southern tip of Croatia’s Istria peninsula. Croatia’s unspoiled nature and mild climate has made it one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Europe and it is easy to understand why when you visit Pula. The village of Medulin, which lies in the metropolitan area of Pula 10km away from the historic city center, overlooks the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. Once a small fishing village, and now a bustling tourist resort, Medulin has beautiful sandy beaches and peaceful campsites that are ideal for Mediterranean family holidays.
Pula offers a wide variety of attractions and entertainment. If you’re interested in history be sure to make a trip to the historic city center where you can see beautifully preserved ancient Roman structures such as the amphitheatre, known as The Arena, the Arch of the Sergii and the Temple of Roma and Augustus. The narrow streets in the city center are lined with Renaissance and Medieval buildings that are just waiting to be explored.
If you are looking for relaxation and leisure, then a great way to spend the day away from your Pula villa is soaking up the sun on Medulin’s Bijeca beach. Because of the many bays, coves and inlets, Medulin is a great holiday destination for those who love water sports. Things to do in the area include scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling. If you want to keep your feet on dry land you can always go cycling or horse riding.
If you visit Pula in the summer you can experience the Summer Music Nights Fever festival in Medulin, or the Pula Summer festival.
Renting an apartment or villa in Medulin also offers you the opportunity to experience local cuisine. A trip to Medulin would not be complete without sampling the product of the areas fishing tradition at a local restaurant.
Brijuni National Park is situated on Veli Brijun Island 2km off the coast of Pula. Made famous by the dinosaur footprints, it is a must-see if you are renting a holiday apartment or villa in Pula.
Other islands you may want to visit include Ceja, Levan and BodulaÅ¡, which form part of the Medulin archipelago.
If you want to venture out a little further you can take a trip to the St. Blaise’s Church in Vodnjan, 22km north of Medulin. Although the church houses many paintings and sacred vessels, the primary tourist attraction is the mummies of various saints.
Pula has a perfect Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers. Whether you rent one of the beautiful villas in Pula during the winter or during the summer you are sure to experience pleasant weather.
It is possible to fly directly to the city of Pula from the UK. Thomsonfly, Ryanair and Croatia Airlines offer flights from various airports in the UK. Getting around Croatia is inexpensive by plane or by bus.