Vodnjan is a small Croatian town, located within the Istria region, to the far north-west of the country. As the town is much less developed for the tourist market than some of the better known resorts in the region, there is a select choice of self catering rental apartments and houses available for rental here. For a greater choice of rental accommodation, the popular tourist destination of Pula is just a short drive away.
Vodnjan is the ideal destination for a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all type holiday. The town itself boasts a number of architecturally interesting buildings and landmarks, in Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic styles. Perhaps the most popular historical and cultural attraction is the town’s 14th century Gothic castle, which now houses an extensive museum. The town’s Parish Church of St Blaise, with its 200 metre bell tower, is a much more macabre draw, as it houses the mummified remains of several saints. Visitors enjoying their holidays in Vodnjan who are looking to explore the surrounding lush Mediterranean landscape will find that the town is well placed as a base for hiking and cycling activities.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in Vodnjan will make the six mile journey to the neighbouring town of Pula. Perhaps best known for its well preserved ancient Roman buildings, it boasts amongst its many attractions a 1st century amphitheatre. One of the largest surviving Roman arenas in the world, the amphitheatre and is now the perfect location for film festivals and events. Amongst the town’s other many impressive historical sites are the Arch of Sergii and the Temple of Roma and Augustus. The narrow winding streets of the town’s old quarter, which are paved with ancient Roman stones, are particular draws for tourists. Lined with numerous Medieval and Renaissance style buildings, the area is perfect for a spot of souvenir shopping, or to enjoy a relaxing drink and snack in one of its many friendly bars and cafés.
Most tourists enjoying their holidays in Vodnjan are drawn by the region’s pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and relatively dry, with temperatures frequently reaching the high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 10 degrees Celsius. Vodnjan receives an average annual rainfall of around 20 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Vodnjan will first fly to Pula Airport (PUY). Thomson Airways and Ryanair are amongst the airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport, departing form such regional UK airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Bristol (BRS).