Take a trip to the far side of the Adriatic and discover the beating heart of ancient Croatia
With sun-kissed beaches, stone-built towns and picturesque fishing villages, it’s as unspoilt, diverse and inviting as you could wish for. With powerful Italian influences (you’ll still hear it widely spoken) it often feels like this former Yugoslav republic should be on the other side of the sea.
|Time zone:||GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||2 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, City break|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 13.5°C (24 hour average)
Rainfall: 871mm a year
The local arena is one of the world’s largest surviving Roman amphitheatres, and it’s quite a sight. There’s an audio tour, too, to help you negotiate your way around.
Must eat at:
The Restaurant Galeb might not be in your tour guide, but the citizens of Pula know all about its speciality – a minced meat ‘chevapchichi’ which goes down a treat with some red wine.
Must be there for:
The Histria Festival every July brings together some of Europe’s leading performers in ballet and classical music and unites them with some of the region’s unique venues, including the local Roman amphitheatre. The results are often spectacular.
- Brijuni National Park, created out of a small archipelago of islands off the Istrian Peninsula, offer plenty to see and do – more than you could possibly do in a day, in fact.
- The daily ferry to Venice takes 3 hours, making it an overnight stop for intrepid travellers, rather than a day trip.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Croatia.
Duty free shopping:
Although Croatia is in Europe, it is outside of the EU Value Added Tax Area so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Pula through our terminals. More information.
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