Pula is a city rich in history, stunning architecture and crystal-clear beaches. Whether you’re a lover of history, authentic cuisine or lazy lounging in the sun, a short break in Pula is sure to live up to your expectations. In this blog we’ve rounded up some of the best activities and sights to experience during your Weekend Getaway to Pula.
1. Pula Arena: a historical journey back to Roman times
Start your weekend adventure with a walk through history at Pula Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world. This impressive structure hosted gladiatorial fights and other spectacular events. Today you can admire the architecture, walk the corridors and imagine the lively events of the past, or you come at the period when some of the concerts of famous singers are organized and enjoy listening to them at this amazing place.
2. Town Square and Augustus Temple: a cultural experience
You can visit the Town Square, where you will feel the pulse of the city and its vibrant culture. The Temple of Augustus, dedicated to the Roman Emperor Augustus, is located on the square. You’ll be amazed by the impressive architecture and the sea view that stretches out in front of you.
3. Hike to Kastel: Stunning views of the city and the sea
For nature lovers and hikers, the climb to Kaštel is a must. This hill offers stunning views of the city of Pula, its sights and the coast. The historic ruins add a special charm to this place, which is also popular for picnics and relaxed walks.
4. Cycling tour to Cape Kamenjak
The bike tour from Verudela (Pula) to Cape Kamenjak will take you approximately 1,5 hours or more, depends how many stops you will do on the way. Along the way, you can enjoy panoramic views over Croatia’s beautiful coastline, discover hidden bays, white-sand beaches and you can dive into the crystal-clear water.
5. Verudela Beach: relax and enjoy the sun
After your activities, relax on one of the many beautiful beaches around Pula. Verudela Beach is one of the most popular, where you can enjoy relaxing in the sun, a refreshing swim in the sea and a treat at the coastal restaurants. Stay till the evening to enjoy the sun go down behind the sea horizon.
Conclusion: an adventure and relaxation in one
Summer season is the perfect time for taking a break and travelling to a coastal town to unwind and relax. We always advise our students who are doing their Erasmus Internships during the summer months, to travel to the beach and coastal towns to relax and unwind a little from their work. As Maribor has good Flixbus connections to Croatian coastal cities, Pula should be next on your list of travels.