Pula, Croatia

Pula is a major Adriatic port and the largest city in Istria, Croatia. peninsula. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, crystal clear sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism.

Pula is rich in history and culture, boasting many surviving Roman buildings. The most well known is its 1st century amphitheatre, the Arena, which seats 23,000 and is still in use today. Other attractions include the town square, Arch of the Sergii and the Temple of Roma and Augustus. There are also many churches and Cathedrals and the Pula Archeological Museum.

Things to See & Do

* Roman amphitheatre
* Town square
* Arch of the Sergii
* Temple of Roma and Augustus
* Archeological Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Kuna (HRK)
Language – Croatian
Land Area – 51.65 km²
Population – 64,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 385

Port Location – The cruise terminal is located at quay Rijeka, near the amphitheatre.

Travel Links – Pula Airport is located south-east of Pula, and serves both domestic and international destinations. Nearby international airports include Trieste in Italy, Zagreb, Croatia's capital and Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital. There are direct flights into Pula airport from London and Dublin during whole year and several other large airports in Western Europe during summer.

A train service operates north from Pula through to Slovenia.

Buses serve Pula from a wide range of local, domestic and international locations and operate from the large bus terminal on the edge of the city centre. Public bus operation is ran by Pulapromet.

Passenger ferries also operate from the port area to nearby islands, and also to Venice in Italy.

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