Pula is a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, known for its protected harbour, beach-lined coast and its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters.
Visit sites dating all the way back to the 1st century! With the Roman amphitheatre at the forefront, many historic and architectural jewels go unnoticed. Do not skip on visiting other Roman sites, including the Temple of Augustus, the Gate of Hercules, and the 17th century Venetian fortress dating back to the Venetian rule over the region.
Brijuni Archipelago is an attractive group of islands near Pula that is National Park and open to visitors. Only about 40 % of one of the island are covered by cultivated landscape, with the rest being left largely untouched. The smaller islands are almost completely covered by macchia of an ancient holm oak forrest, some reaching up to 8 meters in height.