The south part of Istria, with Medulin as its top tourist destination, has plenty to offer when it comes to holidays – beaches, food, villas and entertainment.
The southern part of Istria is an area where one can find everything needed for a perfect holiday. It is easy to reach as the largest Istrian town of Pula is located there, together with its international airport - many low-cost airlines connect Pula with various cities and towns across Europe during most of the year. The nature is beautiful and features all types of beaches – sand, pebble, rocky slabs – you name it, south Istria has it! And as for entertainment we are sure that you will find enough events in Pula and its surroundings such as concerts, film and music festivals that will provide you with enjoyment and fun. Not to mention the restaurant and tavern offer where you can taste traditional dishes and enjoy numerous quality wines. Accommodation offer with lovely apartments and villas with private pool is wide enough to find a perfect place for the holidays.
When it comes to beaches then Medulin is a great location to choose for sunbathing and swimming. There are beautiful sandy beaches, as well as pebble ones, with bars, restaurants and sport facilities where you can spend the entire day with your family and friends such as Bijeca and Belvedere (sand) and Alba Chiara (pebbles). If you wish to visit less crowded beaches then we recommend Škrape, a rocky beach where many locals go for a swim. Pebbly and rocky beach in Pomer, a village near Medulin, offers a wide range of watersports and is bordered by thick pine forest which is great place to hide from the hot Mediterranean sun. If you then prefer to be located near fabulous places for swimming and sunbathing, you will find a wide choice of holiday rentals, from apartments and houses to luxury villas in Medulin.
Although the entire Istria can boast with unspoilt nature, there is a special treat in its southern part. Cape Kamenjak, the southernmost point of Istria and just south of Medulin, has a coastline that is more than 30 kilometers long and the cape is a protected landscape with characteristic flora and fauna. More than 50 butterfly species live there, for instance. The area is the sunniest spot in Istria with very little rain and warm and dry summers, due to is microclimate. Best of all, it has several secluded coves and small beaches where one can find privacy and enjoy the sea and the sun. There are several small islands and islets scattered along the east and north parts of the coast.
Pula, the largest Istrian town, is less than 10 kilometers away from both Medulin and Kamenjak and it offers a great opportunity for sightseeing and entertainment. Pula, once an ancient Roman town, has numerous buildings and monuments from that period that are well worth the visit. Arena, a well preserved Roman amphitheatre is the most famous one, and it also serves as a concert and film festival venue. Check the events schedule prior to your arrival as there are lots of world famous musicians that preform there every summer, with Sting being the latest superstar to hold a concert in Arena, in 2017. Surely you wouldn't want to miss such spectacle.
And last but not the least, if you choose southern Istria for your holidays and want to have a tasty bite to eat, you will not be disappointed. There are many restaurants and taverns that both prepare delicious traditional Istrian dishes and follow modern culinary trends , as well, which is a guarantee that you will taste something extraordinary. The wine offer is excellent as well and be sure to try the local products - there are many renowned wineries in Istria that are leaders of wine production in Croatia when it comes to quality and implementation of the latest technologies.
The south of Istria is therefore an excellent location to choose for your next holiday – it has great beaches, unspoilt nature, entertaining events, rich culture and history and a wide range of apartments, hotels and villas for accommodation. And great food and wine, of course!