When you spend your holidays in Pula, you will be in the largest city in Istria County, in north-western Croatia. This is a charming city with a population of around 62,000 inhabitants. Interestingly, Pula has been the administrative headquarters of Istria since as far back as Roman times. Your self catering villa may well be located close to the Dalmatian coast and this will afford spectacular vistas over the sea. If you are happy to pay small premium, you may even find that your villa comes with the use of your own private pool.
There is no denying the fact that you really will have ample activities to keep you busy on your holidays in Pula. The city has several serene and tranquil parks where you can simply rest and unwind. Perhaps you may like to take your lunch along in the form of a picnic; others like to use these open spaces to keep healthy through jogging. Other popular activities available either in or close to the city include swimming and other water sports, tennis, cycling, fishing and there are golf courses located close by to your self catering villa.
Holidays in Pula are an excellent choice if you are keen on having numerous attractions on your doorstep. The city is reputed to contain some of the best preserved examples of the Roman Empire. In fact, The Arena is thought to be one of the 6 largest amphitheatres in the world today. Other Roman attractions include The Arch of Sergii and The Triumphal Arch which is thought to date back from the 1st century A.D. There are also examples of old gates which originally protected the city to be viewed here. You should also head for The Old Quarter for examples of Renaissance and Medieval architecture at its grandest. More religious sights include The Cathedral of the Assumption of The Blessed Mary, parts of which date as far back as the 6th century, and the 13th century Church of St Francis.
You will no doubt be thrilled to learn that you can expect to experience the warmth of a fantastic Mediterranean climate on your holidays in Pula, Croatia. This means that the whole year will be much warmer than back in the UK: winters see temperatures average at around 9 to 11 degrees Celsius and summers are usually in the mid-twenties degrees. There is an average annual rainfall of around 17 inches in Pula.
To start making the most of your luxurious villa in Pula as soon as possible, you may well wish to book your flights to and from Ljubljana International Airport (LJU). There are two airlines that operate frequent and affordable services to this part of Slovenia and these are Adria Air which has flights from both London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN). easyJet has flights from London Stansted (SNT).