Nestled between and on 7 hills, this ancient city has a naturally protected harbour on the inner part of a wide gulf. There are only two entrances to the northwest: the Adriatic Sea and through the Fažana channel. The city is protected form the north by the Alps. Pula benefits from mild Mediterranean climate with mild summers and gentle winters. The hotter months are June through August with a maximum temperature of the best time to sail is mid to late summer 28℃ with 10 hours of sunshine. The coldest months are January and February with average temperature between 6-7℃. Normally it is humid, the wettest month is November, when there is 114mm of rainfall throughout the month. Since Pula is a Croatian city it cannot escape the treacherous Bora, a cold and clear wind from the north usually in the winter. Enjoy the summer Maestral breeze on your catamaran charter in Pula as it blows inland to the sea. The sea temperature during the summer can get up to 26℃. Diurnal winds are moderate during the summer months with a force between 4-5. In the summer it is recommended you reserve a mooring spot in advance or arrive early to prevent waiting for a spot or not even having one.
This city is famous for its ancient architecture. One of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters, locally known as Arena, is in the center of the Old Town and is the Pula’s calling card. It is still used today for multiple cultural festivals and the tunnels underneath have been transformed into an exhibition and a souvenir shop. Temple of Augustus remains the town hall even today, although the temple that stands today is not the original, it houses many antiquity statues. The Twin Gates and the Gate of Hercules are the last standing gates that surrounded and protected the city in ancient times. Namely the Arch of Sergi was built in first century BC leaning against the city gates and is a common meeting spot for tourists and locals. An Austrian architectural marvel still stands in Pula today. The Pula Market was an architectural marvel when it was built in the early late 19th century. It was finally finished and opened on October 18, 1903. The use of iron and glass, very both new materials for the time, was a true structural miracle. Visit the market on your catamaran charter in Pula, it is still used today as the main market. Fresh produce, fruit and vegetables are sold daily by fishers and farmers from surrounding areas.
Sail to the Brijuni Islands during your catamaran charter in Pula. There are 14 small islands off the coast of Pula, and they are home to the Croatian National Park. The islands’ history is just as long the mainland city’s is. The flora and fauna of the Brijuni National Park are rich in quantity of individuals and species with over 600 plant species and numerous indigenous animals, some of the indigenous fauna include: wild ducks, quail, Istrian ox and Istrian sheep. The diverse ecosystem and protected area allow these animal and plant species to roam free and flourish without human intervention. There is also a safari park that is home to many exotic animals like llama, South American camel, Indian elephant Lanka, Indian sacred cows and even ostriches. In the Ethno park, a sub-section of the Safari Park, there are typical homestead endemic animals species. The Istrian ox, Istrian sheep donkey and goats are there to present the domestic animals of Istria. Another section of the national park is home to the oldest olive tree in the Mediterranean that still bears fruit today and is used in olive oil production. Brijuni National Park is an important stop for nature lovers during your catamaran charter in Pula. Not to mention Brijuni is home to the most riveting snorkeling sites in Croatia. Just beneath the surface a new world is thriving with lively marine animals from sea urchins to crab and fish, and rare date shells.
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