Pula is the largest city in Istria County and is situated at the southern tip of the Istria peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, tame sea, and unspoiled nature.
The natural beauty of Pula surrounding countryside and turquoise water of the Adriatic have made the city an internationally popular summer vacation destination.
It is possible to track dinosaur footprints on the nearby sea shores and certain more important finds have been made at an undisclosed location near Bale.
The city is best known for its many surviving ancient Roman buildings and the most famous is its 1st century amphitheatre, which is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world. This is one of the best preserved amphitheatres from antiquity and is still in use today during summer film festivals.
Two other notable and well-preserved ancient Roman structures are the 1st century AD triumphal arch and the co-eval temple of Rome and Augustus.
This town offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. A great tourist asset is surely 190 kilometres of indented coastline where crystal-clear sea and beaches suit the needs of everyone needs.
Pula is an ideal starting point to begin exploring Istria and Kvarner. From the point of view of tourism, Istria is the best developed part of Croatian coast. It abounds in bays and points which cannot be accessed from the mainland and where you can enjoy yourself all alone far away from disturbing noise and beaches packed with tourists.
Kvarner is well known for its diversified big islands. There are two types of nautical explorers of Kvarner; one for those who avoid big islands and the other for those who explore thousands of small bays and capes days in and days out.
With its numerous fully equipped marinas, and hundreds of harbours, natural coves and bays on the islands and along the coast, the Croatian Adriatic coast is a must for all yachting aficionados.
The beauty and serenity of virgin nature are a true paradise for yachting visitors. The coast and islands of Croatia are a yachtsman’s paradise with plenty of good marinas and harbours as convenient intervals throughout the cruising area.
Furthermore, you can visit historic places and towns along the coast which will be an opportunity to restock your sailing boat or motor.