Croatia has only recently emerged as a superb vacation and tourism destination, and is located on the Istrian Peninsula. It is home to countless antiquities and monuments, including the Roman amphitheatre, The Arena, used for Outlook Festival during summer months. The splendid beaches and sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea are another reason Pula is a draw for vacation makers. Flights to Pula are affordable and new routes are constantly becoming available.
Pula Airport is the only airport in the region and is less than five miles from the town of Pula. Other ways to get to Pula include flying to Venice or Trieste and taking local ferries, trains, or buses to the Croatian destination.
Direct flights to Pula are available from a number of airlines, including flybe, Jet2 and easyJet. 2018 broke all passenger handling records at Pula Airport, and made it easier for airlines to introduce new destinations. Some of these include flights from Birmingham Airport by Jet2, and flights from Amsterdam and Geneva by easyJet. The addition of a new shuttle bus service to Pula town centre also makes it easier and more affordable for passengers to travel into town.
Flying to Pula is by far the quickest and most relaxing way to reach the town. There are lots of good reasons to visit Pula, particularly for film buffs attending Pula Film Festival and music fans attending Outlook Festival, who all get to appreciate the historic amphitheatre and acoustics at the Arena. The town is easy to get around on foot and historic attractions include Hercules Gate and The Forum. The splendid beaches, watersports and boating activities available on this part of the Istrian Peninsula offer more great reasons to visit Pula.
Passengers arriving in Pula can now take the airport shuttle bus into town, although cabs are also available for this short journey. Travellers flying into Venice or Trieste can enjoy a multi-destination stay in Italy and Croatia and also experience the joys of traveling to Pula by sea, using a local ferry or catamaran service. One of the best kept secrets of Pula is the hippy commune known as Danijel's Lighthouse, they live at the top of the cliffs and provide intrepid visitors with opportunities to sit on their homemade swing bench overlooking the ocean.