Pula Vacations

Pula is a beautiful coastal city in northern Croatia known for wine production, seafood, and its extensive Roman ruins. The area was first settled over one million years ago, and archaeological sites abound. The most popular and well preserved are the Roman ruins, which include the full Pula amphitheater (the sixth largest remaining) and the Arch ... Read more
of the Sergii, a triumphal arch built during the reign of Augustus. Be sure to visit the Archaeology Museum in order to better understand the history of these beautiful ruins. A day trip to the Brijuni islands comes highly recommended, as the calm seas and Mediterranean climate make being out on the water a true joy. When eating in Pula, seafood is the way to go, and fresh fish is easy to find. The region is also famous for truffles, which are used in many dishes. Overall, Pula is without question one of the most beautiful Mediterranean locations and certainly deserves a visit.
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  • Pula Arena
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  • Roman Forum Pula
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  • Arch of the Sergii
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If you’re dreaming about a summer spent dipping your toes in the Adriatic, unfortunately you’re not alone. Summer, specifically July and August, is peak tourist season on the coast and islands of Croatia, so ... Read more
though you’ll likely enjoy the nice weather, you’ll have to endure exorbitant hotel rates and crowds, crowds, crowds. Summer is better spent inland at cities like Zagreb, where you’ll encounter an entirely different story: fewer tourists, more bargains, and cooler temperatures. The coast is much more pleasant in late spring and early fall when air and water temperatures are still warm, but places are cheaper and less crowded. Winter is also not bad along the coast, though it gets cold and snowy inland.

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Clermont, Florida, USA

I absolutely loved Pula. The people were very nice and they have so much rich Roman history and more there. It is a nice spot to go where the tourists haven't really invaded yet. The culture is amazing and you can take day boat trips to explore the Istrian Peninsula. Places to stay are a great price and you get your money's worth in Pula.

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In Pula is main atractions the only one Roams Coloseum in the world which is complete..its similar as in Rome-Italy but smaller and complete,as the on ein Rome is not complete and damaged!

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Ostarski Stanovi, Croatia

The wealth of Roman architecture makes otherwise workaday Pula (ancient Polensium) a standout among Croatia’s larger cities. The star of the show is the remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, smack in the heart of the city, which dominates the streetscape and doubles as a venue for summer concerts and festivals.

Historical attractions aside, Pula is a busy commercial city on the sea that has managed to retain a friendly small-town appeal. Just a short bus ride away, a series of beaches awaits at the resorts that occupy the Verudela Peninsula to the south. Although marred with residential and holiday developments, the coast is dotted with fragrant pine groves, seaside cafes and a clutch of good restaurants. Further south along the indented shoreline, the Premantura Peninsula hides a spectacular nature park, the protected cape of Kamenjak.

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Ostarski Stanovi, Croatia

Adorable and charming city which offers a variety of over 3000 years of history and culture combined in modern society requirements.

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Durham, North Carolina, USA

Roman amphitheatres. Picture perfect beaches. Great weather. Windy cobblestone streets. Fantastic Italo-Slavic cuisine. Yep, Pula is vacation awesomeness incarnate.

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Colchester, Essex
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The town of Pula is set on the coast of Croatia. It is a very historic place, with lots of things to see. There are also plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in the area, so there is always something to do. The people are very friendly. Just a lovely place to go!

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Stuttgart, Germany

nice place but very touristic, in summer overcrowded

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Great city and great people. Most beautiful town in Istria.

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Cannara, Italy

Nice little town, and it has a Colosseum!

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