Pula holidays 2021
If you’re looking to uncover one of Europe’s best kept secrets on your 2021 holiday, head to the beautiful town of Pula. Packed full of culture, great food and activities - with the added bonus of some fantastic beaches - a cheap holiday to Pula comes pre-packaged with a wealth of fun and entertainment. The town effortlessly combines the ancient culture and architecture of the Roman empire with modern Croatian city life, to create an unforgettable escape on Croatia’s Istrian coastline. The 20,000 capacity Roman amphitheatre in Pula’s city centre regularly hosts concerts of every kind, from classical to pop and everything in between. Away from the town you’ll discover dinosaur footprints in the nearby national park and sandy sunbathing retreats dotted along a rugged and captivating coastline.
A visit to the nearby, family-friendly resort of Medulin offers a quiet beach and harbour to explore at a slower pace. Drive north of Pula and you will uncover a rural retreat away from the bustling city and busy beaches. Take a coastal sightseeing boat trip to see the magic of the nearby Brijuni islands or relax on a terrace with a cocktail in one of Pula’s many excellent hotels and bars along the coast.
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Top attractions to visit
The Roman Amphitheatre is an absolute must!
Must-visit historical sites
See such impressive Roman sites as the Arch of the Sergii, Temple of Augustus, Gate of Hercules & the small Roman Theatre
The Pula Aquarium is the largest in Croatia…and a great respite from the mid-summer heat!
Lush natural wonders
The sparkling Adriatic waters meet the bare cliffs at Cape Kamenjak – a sight not to be missed!
Great national parks
Why not hop on a boat to stunning Brijuni National Park?
Sample the local food
Pick up a bottle of oil made from Istrian white truffle
Your guide to Pula holidays
Holidays in Pula offer something to keep everyone entertained. From the impressive and superbly preserved ancient Roman Amphitheatre to the well-stocked aquarium on Pula’s coastline, the city has plenty to see and do. Explorers and nature lovers will love Cape Kamenjak National Park. This protected area of Croatia’s coastline offers a great day out - full of activity options. There’s a bus which heads to the park direct from Pula or you can drive there in under 20 minutes. Keep an eye out for dolphins and seals swimming off the coast or smaller creatures closer to shore. Hike or bike your way through the park and see some of Croatia’s unspoiled countryside. If you’re keen to find see shade and see a different side to Pula, head to the city’s underground tunnels. Built during WWI to protect people living in the city, you can explore the passageways from three entrances dotted around Pula.
Away from central Pula’s cityscape, there are a choice of beaches on Pula’s coast just waiting to welcome beach-lovers. Relax on the mix of pebbles and soft sand or launch yourself into the refreshing waters for a cooling dip. Sun-kissed and clean, Pula’s beaches also come with the Blue Flag seal of approval. If you’re keen to find your own little slice of beach bliss, there are plenty of hideaway coves to relax in.
The sparkling, crystal clear Adriatic waters on this coastline make it a great place for snorkelling and diving. Float on the sea’s surface with your snorkel and take a glimpse into the undersea world of the creatures living on Croatia’s coast. Spend the morning relaxing and soaking up the Croatian sun, grab a bite to eat from one of the nearby restaurants and bars for lunch and enjoy an afternoon on the water. Sea kayaks are available to hire if you’re feeling sporty, while boat trips are an ideal way to carry on relaxing and exploring Pula’s coastline.
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