Picturesque Holidays in Pula
Located on the Istria Peninsula, Pula is a truly stunning destination for a holiday in Croatia. Boasting a gorgeous coastal location, this charming old-world fishing town is full of quaint cobbled streets you can explore and is the perfect place to soak up the tranquil atmosphere.
Pula holidays are popular due to its remarkably preserved ancient Roman ruins, which include an amphitheatre and the Temple of Augustus. The local area is rich in natural beauty spots such as the Brijuni islands national park, so you can enjoy the best natural scenery Croatia has to offer, while enjoying this fine, unspoilt stretch of Mediterranean coastline.
Things to do in Pula
The majestic Roman buildings dotted around Pula are some of the best preserved examples of ancient architecture in the world, so it’s a good idea to see as much as possible while on holiday in Pula.
The Arena should be your first stop as this is the 6th largest remaining amphitheatre in the world. Croatia’s answer to the Coliseum, this impressive building is still used for events such as the Pula Film Festival to this day and a visit here is one of the top things to do in Pula. The Arch of Sergii is unmissable as this 1st century triumphal arch is located in one of Pula’s busiest city centre streets, while the Temple of Augustus, located right on the seafront, is the last remnant of the ancient forum that once stood here.
The Aquarium in Pula is the largest in Croatia so is well worth a visit, especially if you have children with you, while the fascinating Archaeology museum will give you a greater insight into the history of the area.
Take Time Out
You can enjoy exploring the winding, narrow lanes on Pula holidays as you make your way very easily from place to place, and there are plenty of hotels and guest houses located in the centre along Sergijevaca. This is also where many of Pula’s best bars and restaurants are located – perfect for anyone eager to soak up as much of the local nightlife as possible.
If you’re looking for more serene, isolated accommodation then base yourself along Verudela Beach that’s just outside town. Boasting an array of beachside accommodation it’s the perfect place to find a gorgeous room with a view. Check yourself in and prepare to indulge in some pure relaxation.
Relaxing Days and Fun Filled Nights
The summer season is definitely the best time for Pula holidays as you can take advantage of the gloriously warm Mediterranean weather. By day you can spend your time idly strolling through the charming historic city centre, which is packed with plenty of delightful cafes, bars and shops to explore. In the evenings the area around central Sergijevaca comes alive with plenty of restaurants to dine on freshly caught seafood and live music to keep you entertained. Nightlife in the city comes to an end around midnight, but for anyone looking to dance the night away you can head to the beach at Verudela where many clubs will be open into the early hours.
Being an area steeped in history, Pula holidays are great for those who want to get up to speed with the local history. With a number of fascinating Ancient historical sites for you to explore, there’s a lot to see and each one is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty. A visit to the nearby Brijuni islands is also a must for nature lovers to explore the national park.