Planning a trip to Croatia? Touch down on the Istrian peninsula in beautiful Pula! Start planning your holidays to Pula with cheap flights to Pula Airport (PUY). Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines, Thomson Airways and others offer flights to Pula but by far the cheapest will be onboard Ryanair from London Stansted.
Pula is a summer destination. Hotels and flights are in high demand from June to August and even into September. Best to book your flights well in advance, 3-4 months. Remember, many restaurants and attractions close between October and May.
Direct flights to Pula take just over 2 hours.
Pula was built by the Illyrians 3,000 years ago and has been attracting visitors since then. Its history is a varied one, which is why you'll find plenty of Roman, Venetian, Hungarian, Croatian and other influences around the city.
Arena: Pula's Arena is the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre in the world. It's a miracle it survived as Venetians planed to take it, stone by stone, to Venice. Other stones were taken to build other houses but fortunately it still stands today and can be explored for 20kn.
Brijuni: The stunning islands off the coast are a must for a day trip while on holidays in Pula. Bring a pair of walking shoes, your swimsuit and a camera, if you plan to visit Tito's old house (leader of former Yugoslavia).
Kamenjak: If you're looking for beaches on the mainland, head to Kamenjak near Premantura. This is the most southern point on the Istria peninsula with some very beautiful nature, great for hiking and mountain biking.
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Pula has a small handful of hotels as many visitors opt to stay in beach resorts along the coast, only coming into town to enjoy the nightlife, historic sights and amenities. In summer, it's essential to book your hotels in Pula far in advance if you hope to find a room at a decent price.