Yacht Charter Pula – Istria’s Main Resort
A former Roman town of great importance, today yacht charter Pula
is a tourist center with a special interest for those that enjoy sailing and a little bit of history.While here you’ll be able to find: there are Roman ruins, monasteries, museums, shops for local produce and crafts, as well as a lively nightlife coupled with many events during the summer months. All these are aimed at fulfilling the wishes of even the most pretentious holidaymaker.
This is by far the largest city in the Istria region located in northern Croatia
. Yacht charter Pula
is also the most important city in Istria, which annually draws countless sailing enthusiasts to its sunny shores to experience what the Romans considered one of the best portions of the Mediterranean
With an impressive history stretching for 3000 years, the town has managed to accumulate a wealth of cultures, traditions and important landmarks, a testament to its tumultuous past. Today, during the summer months, the locals share the beaches and the city streets with lots of visitors from all over the world.
Because of its size and importance, Pula has to have its own airport, which is why the Pula international Airport is one of the biggest air terminals in this part of the country, handling planes as big as the Boeing 747. There are internal flights from Zagreb, but there are also regular flights from Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Oslo, Vienna or Zurich. The airport is 6km away from the city but has regular buses servicing it, aiding travelling groups reach town.
If you’re considering of arriving by water, the hydrofoils are a rather pricy but very quick and comfortable ride which come from other places along the Croatian coast, as well as from across the Adriatic, from Venice. These trips take roughly 3 hours and arrive in Pula as often as 5 times a week, and still they tend to get rather crowded between July and August, when the most numerous population heads to these shores.
From the multitude of Roman attractions, any traveler should start off with the Arena, among the largest Roman constructions still standing in the world today. Then, a visit by the Forum in the main city square is obligatory. Optional attractions yet equally interesting are the Archeology Museum, the St. Francis church and monastery from the 14th century, the Kastel (castle) and the Sailors’ cemetery and Sailors’ Church.
A popular place for a spot of souvenir shopping is the central market for all the bargains you can find here. Fish, mussels, traditional handicrafts, souvenirs and many other trinkets can be bought here at decent prices. For wines, olive oil and truffles (a local specialty) head to Zigante. More modern shopping can be found at the Mercator mall outside of town heading to the airport, with items such as clothing or electronics, something for the more modern sailor.
Freshness and sophistication are the two words that describe the local cuisine. The olives here are said to have a special aroma due to the soil, which is also why the region is famous for its truffles. Many Italian dishes find their way into the menus of most restaurants and thus on the tables of the masses which revel in dishes such as sea bass, sole, mussels, clams and prawns cooked, baked or fried with different sauces, vegetables or spices.
The nighttime entertainment in and around the city center suffers a bit due to a restriction that closes most bars after midnight leaving many people hungry for more, but the party continues in the Veruda area make up for that , while in the north eastern part of the city, the regulars will find some of the bigger clubs.
It doesn’t take a very smart man to realize that most of the events in yacht charter Pula happen during summer, such as the Seasplash Raggae Festival in July, the Pula Film Festival also in July, the Histria Festival from July to August. But there are also things happening outside the tourist season, like the International Music Festival in November.