OFFER - Pula
Pula is the largest city in Istria and is one of the oldest cities on
the Adriatic. This stunning 3,000-year old town is situated on seven
different hills, and is on the coast of the most protected gulf in
Croatia. The Gulf of Pula is 4 km long and is about 30 meters deep.
Pula has a history of at least three millennia. It is built on a hill called Kastel and was originally populated by a community known as Polai. The history of the place is long and turbulent.
Today, people of various nations and cultures have assimilated into the region. The town of Pula has now grown to become one of the most recognizable tourist destinations in Istria and Croatia.
Today, Pula is the administrative, cultural and economic center of Istria. It has about 60,000 people living in it. What makes Pula a greater tourist attraction is that it is well-equipped with good roads, regular airlines and sea lines that connect it to the rest of Croatia and foreign nations. These transport networks have ensured a growth of trade and tourism in the area.
The long history of the town has ensured that a valuable monumental and cultural heritage is left behind. The most famous monument in Pula is the amphitheater, also known as the arena. This monument is an inheritance from the Roman Empire and dates back to the 1st Century AD. The amphitheater was built for gladiatorial fights of animals and people. This is the sixth largest amphitheater in the world today and is the second best preserved. Every year, it attracts about 300 thousand tourists from different parts of the world. Today, the arena no longer holds gladiatorial fights, but tourists can enjoy the culturally rich concert programs and film festival that are held within this unique ambiance.
Another strong point of Pula is its rich food, especially the local variety. The best quality Istrian wines you can try in restaurants and taverns of Pula.
For people who look forward to a more adventurous trip, there are various sports activities possible. Tennis fields are quite abundant here and for people who love to party through the night, there are numerous nightclubs, discotheques and casinos.