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Where in the world: Europe  /  Croatia  /  Istria  /  Pula

Top 15 things to do in Pula

1. Temple Of Augustus

See the ancient Temple Of Augustus, dedicated to Caesar himself some two millennia ago. Initially utilized for pagan rituals, through time the site evolved into a church, granary, and museum, but was nearly destroyed during World War II. See the well-preserved remnants of this temple at the former Roman forum. Observe its architectural style, which includes Corinthian columns and a richly decorated frieze, typical of the era. Step inside the temple to view its collection of ancient stone and bronze sculptures.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $22 › Learn more about Temple Of Augustus

2. Pula Arena

Sit on the stone tiers of Pula Arena, and imagine how gladiators fought wild animals and each other in the central area. The arena was built in the 1st century CE during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the Roman Colosseum. Walk the underground passages, once used by the gladiators, and see the exhibition of age-old viticulture and olive growing in Istria. Check out the reconstructions of ancient mills and presses, and amphorae used for storing olive oil and wine. The venue was also a site of knights' tournaments and fairs in the Middle Ages. Today it hosts summer performances--a film festival, an equestrian festival, operas, and concerts.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $13 › Learn more about Pula Arena

3. Kamenjak National Park, Premantura

Enjoy some downtime from city life in a beautiful natural setting at Kamenjak National Park. Discover many rare and native species of Istrian plants and animals. Walk the path of fossilized dinosaur footsteps and visit the farm to learn about Istrian family farming and agro-tourism. Explore the coast on a bike, or swim or scuba dive in one of the many hidden coves. You'll also find running paths, hiking trails, a sports center, and a windsurf station in the park.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $32 › Learn more about Kamenjak National Park

4. Kamenjak Boat Tour from Medulin with Sandra Boat

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The boat-trip starts in Medulin harbour. After boarding, you will receive a welcome drink. The trip begins with a panoramic view of Medulin's archipelago. After circa 50 minutes ride the boat arrives at the southernmost point of Istria - park of Nature Kamenjak, where cliffs and underwater caves can be found. It’s possible to swim with our guide inside the cave (30 minutes). The ride continues around “Porer,” the former Austro-Hungarian lighthouse, built in 1846. Afterwards we make a stop for a meal which is served on the boat : you can choose fish, meat or vegetarianDrinks during the meal are included in the price. Last but not least, we cruise towards the private island “Ceja” on which you will have a two or three hours stop for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and where you can find a local restaurant-bar. Our boat trip will slowly end, by heading back to Medulin. *In case of unstable weather, the boat-trip can be adapted or rescheduled. Thanks for understanding!
Suggested duration: 5 hours
Tours from $38 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Brijuni National Park, Brijuni

Once a lavish residence of Yugoslavian president Tito, Brijuni National Park offer nature trails with exotic imported plants, archeological finds, and lots of history. See remnants of Bronze Age settlements that date back to the 14th century BCE, and encounter former Byzantine, Roman, and Templar structures. Tour the site to learn about its vibrant transformation from a poor, malaria-infested settlement in the 19th century to one of the world's most valued resorts of the 20th century. Visit Tito's property and browse his personal effects. Outdoor buffs and would-be paleontologists can explore hundreds of dinosaur footprints that have been discovered throughout the islands.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
Tours from $55 › Learn more about Brijuni National Park

6. Dolphin & Whale Watching

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $60 › Learn more about Dolphin & Whale Watching

7. Aquarium Pula

Housed in a historical, Austro-Hungarian fortress, Aquarium Pula hosts an array of local aquatic wildlife, a sea turtle rescue center, and a series of related exhibits. Visit the complex on a peninsula, and explore its two floors of underwater habitats from the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. In addition to European flora and fauna, the aquarium also features exotic and tropical fish from around the globe. Stop by the sea turtle center to learn more about the rehabilitation program for injured reptiles before they're returned to the wild. Continue through the complex to see the evolutionary development through fossil displays. Be sure to stop by the special section dedicated to Croatia's and the Balkan region's population of freshwater river and lake creatures.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $39 › Learn more about Aquarium Pula

8. Full-Day Boat Tour of the Medulin Archipelago from Medulin

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In our boat tour, you have the chance to explore the whole Medulin archipelago. On our tour, we introduce you to all the attractions that you can visit along the seaside, with everything to make the experience complete. We serve you lunch on board. You will enjoy it every moment!
Suggested duration: 5 to 6 hours
Tours from $37 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Arch of the Sergi

Built to celebrate one of Rome's most pivotal battles, Arch of the Sergi showcases the remnants of some of the city's imposing walls. Visit the arch, constructed in 27 BCE, to see its ornate decorations consisting of Corinthian columns, intricate reliefs, and extensive facade carvings. Look closer, and you'll find that depictions include war chariots, soldiers, and the names of the Romans it commemorates and whose powerful families funded the construction. Wander the area surrounding the former gate, explore the nearby shops, or stop into a cafe overlooking the structure.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $22 › Learn more about Arch of the Sergi

10. Lungo Mare, Opatija

Listen to the sound of the waves, breathe the fresh, salty air, and unwind at Lungo Mare. The 12 km (7.5 mi) path hugs the coast along Opatija, Icici, and Ika. Start at the small, sheltered marina in Volosko. Pass the tiny houses piled on the side of the mountain. Stop by Villa Angiolina and imagine Maria Anna of Austria sipping tea on the balcony. Along the way you'll find bars, restaurants, water fountains, public restrooms, and swimming platforms. You'll have access to free WiFi at the beaches of Ika and Icici. Take the local bus on the way back. Note that the path is wheelchair friendly.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $6,321 › Learn more about Lungo Mare

11. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $30 › Learn more about Stand-Up Paddleboarding

12. Pula Highlights Bike Adventure

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On this adventurous and fun-filled bike tour, You will experience the Pula seaside adventure route with many hidden gems and must-see spots. You will experience the amazing coves, beaches, cliffs, and sea cave along the coastline that you’d probably never find alone.You will enjoy a fun-filled swimming time and exciting cliff diving, a popular summer fun attraction, and fantastic sight, or will just relax and enjoy in the shade!ENJOY biking in a small group of up to 10 peopleEXPERIENCE amazing seaside adventure routeEXPLORE extraordinary paths, coves, and beachesREFRESH, relax, and have fun in the crystal clear seaSWIM and SNORKEL nearby the sea caveTRY exciting cliff diving from Pula´s cliffsFIND OUT local interesting facts about Pula historyGET magnificent tour photos CHANGE your holiday into an active adventure!
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $65 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Kastel

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $22 › Learn more about Kastel

14. Aura Distillery, Buzet

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
Tours from $264 › Learn more about Aura Distillery

15. 3 Hours Sunset and Dolphin Tour from Medulin with Sandra Boat

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We offer an evening tour which starts from Medulin harbor.After boarding, you will receive a welcome drink. The trip begins with a panoramic view of Medulin's archipelago.Throughout the boat-trip, there is music on board which creates a relaxed atmosphere. Who wants to is welcome to dance !While slowly cruising in the Adriatic sea we are looking for dolphins. There is a 50/50 chance to see them, but without any guarantee. During the trip you will have a beautiful view of the Austro-Hungarian lighthouse « Porer ».You also will have the chance to admire a pleasing sunset. Dinner is served on the boat, fish, meat or vegetarian with cabbage salad and ciabatta bread. Drinks during the excursion are included in the price.Around 20:30 we will slowly head back to Medulin.
Suggested duration: 3 hours
Tours from $32 › More about this tour at viator.com ›