Pula (“Pola” in Italian) is the largest city in Istria, western Croatia, located on southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. Pula was once an Austro-Hungarian Empire major naval base. Nowadays, it is an important Croatian port and an industrial centre being something in between a busy working port and active Istrian Riviera town. The Romans captured Pula in 178 B.C. where they built the most amazing and well-known Pula amphitheater, which remains are still used as Pula’s summer stage for various opera and pop performances, as well as for well-known Pula Film Festival, that is hosted there since 1953. The Pula amphitheater (“arena” in Croatian) was built at the end of first century B.C. It is sixth largest amphitheater in the world, with capacity of 22 000 people. Outer shell is almost complete, while inside seats are just partly remaining. During the history, Pula was destroyed by Augustus, but was rebuilt by him and named Pietas Julia. Pula was taken by the Venice Republic in 1148, and 200 years later overtaken and destroyed by Genovese.The Venetians continued to rule Pula until the Treaty of Campo Formio (1797) when Pula was transferred to Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city was surrender to Italy after World War I. Since the World War II, Pula belongs to Croatia, then one of the Yugoslav republics. As far as holiday in Pula is concerned, Pula offers various options for a nice holiday. Hotels and appartments are spread out throughout and around the city of Pula as well in smaller neighboring places. Many tourist facilities are located outside of the city on the various beaches that stretch along 100km of the Istiran peninsula coastline so one can chose among the wide range of swimming spots. Just outside of the city centre, there are good swimming spots of Verudela, Stoja and Lungo Mare.
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Hotels in Pula:
- Splendid Resort ★★☆☆☆
"In the area of Zlatne Stijene, 3 km from the city center of Pula, turned toward the sea, there is Resort splendid. Except the central reception desk, there is a restaurant, snack bar, tennis courts, mini golf, supermarket." Prices from €32 - Number of rooms: 110 - Check Splendid Resort, Pula availability
- Verudela Beach and Villa Resort ★★★☆☆
"With independent villas and residential units, this modern tourist complex is surrounded by abundant vegetation and is close to the seaside." Prices from €33 - Number of rooms: 194 - Check Verudela Beach and Villa Resort, Pula availability
- Hotel Histria ★★★★☆
"Hotel Histria is situated in a wonderful location dominantly raised above the sea coast, only four kilometers away from the historic center of Pula, opposite Marina Veruda." Prices from €53 - Number of rooms: 240 - Check Hotel Histria, Pula availability
- Horizont Resort ★★☆☆☆
Apartments can be reached through bike and walking paths from the central parking places. Prices from €30 - Number of rooms: 312 - Check Horizont Resort, Pula availability
- Punta Verudela Resort ★★☆☆☆
These apartments form a tourist complex consisting of residential units located in several independent two and three store buildings. The arrangement makes a typical Mediterranean settlement. The buildings are connected by bike and walking paths. Prices from €29 - Number of rooms: 447 - Check Punta Verudela Resort, Pula availability
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Hostels, Apartments, Pansions, Private Accommodation in Pula
- Youth Hostel Pula
Located in a scenic bay, this hostel is 3km away from the city historic centre.
Prices from €12.95 - Check Youth Hostel Pula, Pula availability
- Colosseum Apartments
Spend your vacation the way you've imagined it, at least in small things, because small things means life. We, Colosseum Apartments will be at your service in everyway we can.
Prices from €20.00 - Check Colosseum Apartments, Pula availability
- Pula Art Hostel
Small, family-run, newly refurbished art hostel in the centre of Pula. Perfectly connected to all points of interest in the city of Pula: beaches, cultural-historic objects, youth center and the subculture scene not only in Pula but beyond.
Prices from €15.15 - Check Pula Art Hostel, Pula availability
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Jat Airways launches flights from Belgrade to Split and Pula
For summer 2012, Serbian carrier Jat Airways announced the launch of new flights from Belgrade to Split and Pula . It also confirmed continuation of flights from Belgrade to Dubrovnik (launched in 2011). This year’s flights to Dubrovnik Airport will start in mid June, while
Flights to Pula from European Airports
As last year on the beginning of April, Ryanair ,the low cost airline, introduced the flights between Pula and London on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Croatia Airlines will provide flights to London once a week. Pula Airport has also started
New ferry boat line Pula – Fazana – Rovinj – Pula
There are some good news comming from Croatian authorities about boats and ferries in Croatia : The municipalities of Pula, Fazana and Rovinj have last week agreed to jointly finance a new ferry boat line that will connect Pula via Fažana (place accross
New Flights from Pula to Belgrade introduced
Jat Airways, the Serbian national carrier, is introducing direct flights between the Pula and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Beograd-Pula flights will start on 19th of June, operating twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Due to non existing air traffic agreement between Croatia and Serbia, the
Cheap Flights to Pula
After successful cooperation last year, Pula Airport has reached a new agreement with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair – as of spring this year, cheap flights to Pula from London and Dublin will once again be available. Another agreement has
Croatian Cruising Statistics January to October 2007
According to the Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics (Državni zavod za statistiku – DZS) , Croatia registered during the first ten months of this year 592 cruising trips by foreign cruising ships, which is 8.2% more than in the same
Special offer flights from Croatia Airlines
Christmas holidays are nearly here and it’s a perfect time to plan a trip. Visit Croatia with Croatia Airlines holidays and enjoy everything it has to offer during this period of winter magic. Come to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia
Cruise the Adriatic aboard the MS Arion
The MS Arion cruises from city to city, island to island along the Croatian coast including Dubrovnik, Split, Korcula, Kotor in Montenegro, and Corfu, Corinth in Greece and Istanbul, and Kusadasi in Turkey. Owned by Arcalia Shipping of Portugal, MS
Christmas Break – Escape to Croatia This Christmas
This unique Christmas holiday break in Croatia will be one to remember for years to come. Why not leave the stress of Christmas behind with this unique offer to get away from it all and experience both the luxury of
Four new low cost carriers arrive at Pula Airport
By the end of 2007, the four additional low cost air carriers will introduce their flights to Pula Airport. These are the German companies Germanwings and TUIfly, the Hungarian air carrier Wizzair and the Danish Sterling. Direct connections to Pula are
More info about Pula and surrounding area:
Temple of Augustus - Pula : The temple of Augustus is located on the north-west side of the forum. It is made up of a larger closed cellar and a smaller vestibule open towards the square and flanked with four columns with Corinthian capitals on the front side and with one column on each lateral. Longitudinal walls of the cellar end with fluted semi-columns in the vestibule.
Archeological Museum Istria - Pula : The museum collection in Pula came into being when Marshal Marmont started collecting stone monuments in the Temple of Augustus in 1802. However, what gave rise to the foundation of the Pula Municipal Museum (Museo civico) in 1902 was the discovery of stone, ceramic and metal objects in Nesactium...
Map of Pula and southern part of Istria - map of Pula and surrounding area including Brijuni Islands
Map of Pula - map of the archaeological sites whithin Pula - Old Photos of Pula- photo album of some old photos of Pula - Istria.
Ucka - Mountain and Nature Park near Pula
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