Medulin

Choose one of Arenaturist’s fabulous Medulin hotels and resorts for an unforgettably relaxing mediterranean holiday. The town is easily recognized from afar by the two white bell towers of the Church of St. Agnes. Although it has a population of only 2,000 Medulin has all the needed features of a modern tourist resort: with its mild Mediterranean climate, clean sea and indented coastline it meets all the requirements of a perfect holiday destination.

Medulin

Ten kilometers south of Pula is the town of Medulin –a center of tourism, with superb Arenaturist Medulin camping sites, tourist resorts, mobile homes, and an amusement park.

The entire coastline of Medulin is easily reached, so that every guest can find an ideal place and his very own private beach.

The surrounding small islands are an inseparable part of Medulin's tourist offer. The area of Medulin also includes the nearby fishing towns of Premantura, Banjole and Pomer, as well as Pješčana Uvala. All these towns are focused on tourism by constantly enriching their tourist offer. 

Being orientated on the sea, this area has modern and well-equipped marinas – for all seafarers and their yachts and boats there is the ACI marina Pomer. Pomer is an idyllic fishing village, a perfect place to taste local delicacies surrounded by the beauty of untouched nature. 

History

The first traces of life in the area of Medulin and its surroundings date back to prehistoric times. Almost 100 million years ago this area was inhabited by dinosaurs – their footprints were found around Premantura, as well as on the small islands near Medulin.The Roman historian Titus Livius mentions Mutila, the third Histrian town apart from the Histrian capital Nesactium and Faveria that were destroyed and conquered by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. So, according to these facts, Histrian Mutila is present day Medulin. The Romans were well aware of its natural beauties and therefore built their summer residences here.  The first period of "tourism" before tourism in these parts dates from Roman times. The Roman aristocracy, as well as members of imperial families, recognized the natural beauties of this area and created a perfect setting for rest, leisure and enjoyment. 


The surroundings of Pula, Brijuni, Medulin and nearby Pomer and Premantura became areas of the largest Roman residential complexes, which is clearly visible today by their remains. The grandest among them is the residential complex on Vižula peninsula near Medulin, built in the 4th century for the exiled son of Emperor Constantine Crisp.

Sightseeing

While touring Medulin's historical heritage, you shouldn't miss the Church of Our Lady of Health, which keeps valuable frescoes and Glagolitic graffiti from the 15th century, as well as the Parish Church of St. Agnes built in 1894, characteristic for its two 33-meter-high bell towers, which are a common motif on postcards of Medulin. Once a fishing village, today a modern tourist resort, Medulin offers a dynamic and activity-packed holiday. Everything is focused on tourism. The unique one kilometre long sandy beach Bijeca attracts families with younger children. There is plenty of entertainment and fun for the younger generation. Entertainment possibilities range from discotheques to dance terraces open until the early morning hours. Some of the many cultural events include programs of Medulin's Concert Summer with classical concerts in churches and town squares. Medulin's central square known as "placa" is the venue for folk festivals, fisherman's festivals, concerts and handicraft fairs on warm summer nights, or you can simply enjoy a romantic walk along the picturesque riviera. In the vicinity of Medulin is the small fishing town of Premantura and the protected landscape of Cape Kamenjak, the southernmost point of Istria where you become one with nature. Magical views, white rocky beaches and nearly 500 plant species testify to the great biological diversity and ecologically preserved area. Special features of its plant life are the several orchid species. This is a paradise for campers and wind surfers, as well as all lovers of active holidays. South of Cape Kamenjak is the small island of Porer with lighthouse and to the west is Banjole. In Banjole Arenaturist offers accommodation in the well-known camp Arena Indije situated along the bay, among pine trees where families with children, divers, hedonists and all those who respect nature will surely experience a true holiday. Medulin, Premantura and Banjole, towns with a long fishing tradition, offer delicious homemade specialties - spider crab salad, black risotto or fish stew brodetto. If you prefer a meat menu then the perfect choice is Istrian prosciutto, if you like pasta, then try fuži pasta with veal sauce žgvacet, or perhaps you'd like aromatic specialties with world-famous truffles.

Are you seeking adventure? Then set off towards one of the small islands of the Medulin archipelago - Ceja, Levan or Bodulaš. Go fishing or dive into the enchanting underwater world. Perhaps you would like to see it all from above? Then the perfect choice for you is a panoramic flight by sports plane from the nearby sports airport. Don't miss the old windmills by the sea, archaeological site Vižula with remains of Roman villas, dinosaurs' footprints on Fenoliga island or a walk to Medulin's pond with ducks.

There is a wide selection and its up to you to choose. We recommend the Medulin Riviera! Let Arenaturist help you find the perfect Medulin resort.