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Pula Travel Guide, Croatia


It is the moist important port from the south western part of Istria with a wonderful bay. Its position is a strategic one as it allows easy access from the sea and from the coast. It is also easily reachable by air as there is a modern airport just 6 km away. Its coast is quite flat not as steep and rocky as most of the coast is and its low altitude makes easy to build on. The soil has a different color from the usual one and it is red. Ad to this color the crystal blue of the sea and the green of the pine trees that are to be found in the area and you get a beautiful mix.

Its strategic position helped it develop as a town and as a touristic destination. Economy developed real fast and it has been based on shipbuilding and on glass wear.

The town’s history as a tourist destination started in the 19th century and the first tourist guide appeared in 1845. BAgno Polese was the first public beach opened and soon others followed like: Sakordana, Zelenika and Stoja. Together with the beaches accommodation facilities appeared and a lot of hotels were built under the Italian rule so you’ll find a lot of Italian names among them.

Tourism grew bigger and bigger and son tourist resorts like Zlatne Stijene, Ribarska Koliba and Verudela appeared on the map. They have all the necessary amenities to ensure the tourists’ enjoyment: Sports fields, recreational facilities, entertainment programs offered by the many casinos, discos and restaurants. Fun reaches the top when big events like The Croatian Film festival and the Music Festival are held in July. These events bring together a lot of personalities and tourists in search of ultimate fun. Those who can’t make it in July can come in August to be here for the Art and Rock Music Festival.

Another way of keeping tourists entertained is by offering them a wide choice of outdoor activities one of them is practicing sports. Tourists can choose from land based sports like tennis or football and from water based sports like swimming and yachting. You will see plenty of yachts in the Marina that looks wonderful with all the big and small boats docked. It is a wonderful view and many enjoy walking by the waterfront and watch the boats come in and out.

History buffs are in the right place here at Pula because there are plenty of Roman vestiges to visit. One of the most visited sited is the Arena, the most precious monument dating the 2nd century. This coliseum is the 6th largest in the world and attracts tourists from all over the world. You can really taste a bit of Roman history if you come to Pula.

There is room for children too as there are children’s summer camps with plenty of amenities. Business men are present too as Pula is a well known congress centre.

A bit further away from the city on the seashore, in a beautiful pine wood is the camping village of Kazela, an oasis 10 km from Pula that has developed from a fisherman’s village into a great touristic centre. Its location right in the middle of nature stretching for 110 hectares with lots of deserted islands around makes this place perfect for nature lovers. It is still not far from the sea. You will always find a place to stay here and it has all the necessary facilities: hot water, electricity, washing – machines and so on.

Historic heritage, excellent entertainment possibilities, setting in wonderful surroundings with great views of the sea and of the land and great amenities is still not an exhaustive list of things Pula can offer to those who bother looking it up.

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