Pula Croatia is the largest town in Istria. Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, the town stretches on and beneath seven hills. Maybe this was the reason Romans chose Pula for their important administrative centre. Today, Pula is important shipbuilding centre, but also a tourist centre.
Places in Croatia
I will be running the series of articles on destinations in Croatia . To get you started you might want to check our post on How to choose your destination in Croatia. Where to stay in Croatia? What are the popular destinations in Croatia?
What destination you should choose for your vacation in Croatia depends a lot on a your travel style. There are many things to do in Croatia, but not all things are available everywhere. If you like beautiful shingle beaches you would probably be better off choosing Dalmatia than Istria. If you are a foodie, Istria would be much better choice. For 24 h partying you should head for Novalja on the island of Pag, if you are in a search of holidays with rich and famous then Hvar on the island of Hvar will be your ultimate choice.
The Croatian National Parks consist of areas perfectly illustrating a karst hydrogeology, of mountainous regions of continental Croatia, and complex flora and fauna of Croatian islands.
Split Croatia is the largest town in Dalmatia and second largest in all Croatia (after Zagreb). A typical Mediterranean city, Split has a small town vibe, lots of murmur and easy-going locals (Did you know that in Dalmatia locals use a word pomalo (take it easy) as a greeting?).
Thinking of staying in hotels in Croatia? Wondering if you should choose small family-run boutique hotel, large resort, good old international hotel brand, or no-frills budget hotel?
Nested in mountainous Lika region, half-way between the coast and the capital Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park is, along with Dubrovnik, the single most visited site in Croatia. Plitvice Lakes became protected national park back in 1949, and since 1979 the place is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We hope you’ll find our Hvar Island Travel Guide useful. It’s intended to anybody planning a visit to Hvar Island, wether it’s just a couple of hours island hop from Split, or for those planning to stay there longer. I’ve been to Hvar Island five or six times. First two times were all in 1990s. […]