Things to do in Pula Croatia

Things to do in Pula Croatia
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Pula Croatia is located facing the beautiful Adriatic Sea, and it’s one of the top ten vacation spots in Europe along with Dubrovnik Croatia and Hvar Croatia.

Pula Croatia is certainly one of the top Eastern European cities to visit. The town's pleasant mild weather, similar to places like Sassari Sardinia, Constanta Romania and Sochi Russia, put the beaches of Pula's in par with the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

Pula is one of the most popular places to visit in Croatia, and apart from beautiful sandy beaches, one of the most popular things to do in Pula Croatia it’s to explore the city’s archeological sites, fortifications and lovely churches such as the St. Francis’ Church and St. Mary Formosa Church.

Best Time to Visit Pula Croatia

Pula is a year-round destination and an excellent beach vacation most of the year. Even summers are surprisingly pleasant.

If you want to find the cheapest airfare and hotel accommodation, try and book a trip to Pula Croatia in mid May or early September, so to avoid the busy months.

July and early August are the busy months here, so be prepared to encounter large crowds and inflated tourist attractions.

Pula Airport

Pula Airport is located 3 miles northeast of Pula’s town center, and can be quickly reached by car in around 10 minutes.

The transportation options at Pula airport include airport taxis, car rental agencies and public buses.

If you’re wondering about the frequency of flights to Pula, Ukraine International Airlines is one of the few airlines offering flights to Pula all year-round.

However, if you’re flying between May and October, you can find charter flights from low cost airlines so it’s worth taking this into consideration.

Getting around Pula

Getting around Pula is easy and affordable with the town’s bus system which runs daily and frequently to other nearby towns such as Premantura.

If you wish to enjoy a few day trips, Pula’s harbor is also served by ferries that operate daily ferries to other destinations in the Adriatic such as Venice Italy, Split Croatia and Bari Italy.

Outdoor Activities: snorkeling, sailing trips, diving, excursions

If you’re looking to enjoy plenty of water activities during your vacation to Pula Croatia, the crystal clear calm turquoise waters are ideal for all kinds of water activities.

Snorkeling & Sailing

For instance, snorkeling and diving pursuits are two of the most popular things to do in Pula Croatia, and you’ll be able to explore old ancient vessels, warship wrecks and secluded coves.

You can hire things like diving gear, canoes or boats, but booking a boating tour is a fun way to explore Pula's waters.

There are a few tour operators in Pula offering sailing trips that take you out in the sea to explore secluded coves.

These sailing trips can normally be arranged for a day and can include snorkeling and diving tours, so it’s worth looking into that.

Wind sports & Cliff Jumping

If you’re interested in more adventurous activities like windsurfing, kite surfing and cliff jumping, one of the best places to head it’s to the southern coast of Premantura town.

This area is famed by its cliffs, luscious scenery and great wind conditions, especially between May and October. Premantura is actually 6 miles south of Pula and can be reached by car in less than 20 minutes.

Another thing to note about Premantura, especially if you’re traveling on a budget, it’s that the area around the town of Premantura offers campsites, which make this town an ideal holiday base for an affordable vacation in Pula Croatia.


Adding a couple of excursions on your itinerary is another way to keep busy and explore what Pula Croatia has to offer.

For instance, a popular excursion it’s to the famed Brionian Islands (Brijuni), which boast many large Roman settlements, exotic fauna and flora.

A few other attractions in Brijuni include a 2000 year-old olive tree and a Safari Park where you can see exotic wildlife such as zebras and elephants.

To get to the Brijuni Islands from Pula town center is fairly easy and inexpensive. Just take the short bus trip from Pula to Fazana, and from there take a 10 minute boat ride to the islands.

Places of Interest: walking tour of the town

If you’re planning on exploring Pula’s landmarks, taking a waking tour is one of the best things to do in Pula Croatia. The main points of interest include:

- The Roman Amphitheater, located on Ozad Arene Street
- Fort Monvidal, located on Faverijska Street
- Archeological Museum, located on Castropola Street
- Temple of Augustus, located near the beautiful Flaciusova waterfront
- Arch of the Sergii, located on Slavoluk Sergijevaca Street

Shopping: flea-markets, shopping centers

Exploring the shopping scene is one of the best things to do in Pula Croatia. If you’re wondering where the locals do their shopping, head to the heart of the town around the Arch of Sergii where you’ll find numerous open-air markets selling fresh foods and handmade goods.

The markets are also one of the best places to get souvenir gifts like wines, jewelry, handbags and that kind of thing.

For the retail experience, there is the Mercator shopping center, which is located just a mile away north east of Pula’s town center (just 5 minutes drive by car).

Nightlife: bars, clubs

Whether you’re looking to hit the club scene or simply relax at a bar, one of the best things to do in Pula Croatia is to explore its nightlife.

Pula’s nightlife is especially vibrant during the busy months of July and August when locals enjoy their summer vacations and many tourists flock down from nearby Slovenia and mainland Croatia.

If you want a more relaxed night scene, the center of Pula is your best bet. However, if you’re looking to enjoy a busier night out, head to the resort of Verudela (just 10 minutes drive south of Pula).

Events & Festivals

If you’re hoping to catch fun events and festivals during your trip to Pula, July is the best month to catch an event of some sort.

For instance, one of the most popular things to do in Pula Croatia it’s to attend the Histria Festival held at the Roman Amphitheater in July.

There is also a film and jazz festival that also happen in July, as well as other smaller music international events.

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