Medulin is the most popular destination of the Medulin Riviera in Croatia, an area that is 80 kilometers of coastline along the Adriatic Sea. Because the area is made up of mostly water, you can see the sparkling blue ocean from almost anywhere in this town. This resort town has more to offer it than just the ocean; it also has a rich cultural heritage alongside modern facilities. People have settled in the area since prehistoric times, and you can see some of the remains of these ancient dwellers in the town. Although this town was once a quiet fishing town, today it is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer. Because it receives so many tourists, you can easily find anything you need, including accommodation from camping to luxury accommodation.
Location: City on the Istria Peninsula in Croatia
Medulin lies on the Adriatic Coast in the Pula district of the Croatian county of Istria. You can arrive in town by bus from downtown Pula, or you can drive yourself using the coastal road to town or the highway, exiting Premantura/Liznjan/Medulin. The closest airport to this beach city is Pula. There are also several bicycle routs connecting you with Southern Istria and beyond.
Culture: See How the Romans Lived
The local church, St. Agnes, built in 1893, is well known for its two 33 meter high belfries, which rise above the town and can be seen from many locations. You can often find chamber music concerts, including by leading Croatian musicians, in this and other local churches during the summer months. There are also remnants of the Roman settlements, including a villa built in the 4th century on the Vizula Peninsula. You can walk t through the remains to experience how the Romans lived and enjoy beautiful objects, mosaics, and frescoes.
Activities: Relax and Take in the Sparkling Waters of the Adriatic
There are several beaches in this community, including the popular Bijeca Beach. It is one kilometer long of sandy beach with an easy entrance into the water, making it suitable for all ages. Another great place to experience the beauty of the Adriatic Sea is the Cape Kamenjak, a protected area of untouched natural beauty. You can walk and bike through the cape and see the natural beauty up close. The many beaches provide the perfect opportunity for a variety of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, diving, and swimming.