Close to attractive locations

You can visit attractive locations within a radius of 15 kilometers from the SHARK diving center.

Medulin

Once a fishing village, today a modern tourist center, Medulin offers a dynamic and content-rich vacation. Everything is subordinated to tourism.

The summer months are the most fun in the town. We have a bank, ATMs, post office, doctor's office, pharmacy, green market, car wash, a number of shops, souvenir shops, jewelry shops, hair salons, galleries. The entertainment is diverse, from discotheques that work until the morning to beach bars and dance terraces.

In winter, athletes prepare in Medulin's nature, primarily divers, football players and athletes. The climate is ideal for winter preparations. The average daily temperature in January is 6.2 degrees Celsius, which is suitable for sports and recreation.

Our diving center is open all year, so with an announcement you can dive whenever you want into the underwater kingdom of silence. You can also afford to ride a bike, maybe go horseback riding or just walk through this mostly flat landscape.

In Medulin, an area with a fishing tradition, discover the delights of local cuisine - crab salad, black risotto or brodet. If you prefer a meat menu, there is Istrian prosciutto, sausages and cheese, and if you like pasta, the perfect choice for you will be fuji with veal gumbo, or perhaps aromatic specialties with famous truffles.

Head towards one of the seven islands of the Medulin archipelago - Ceja, Levan or Bodulaš - where there are restaurants. Maybe you prefer an aerial view? Then a panoramic flight in a sports plane is for you. Don't miss seeing the old windmills by the sea, the archaeological site of Vižula with the remains of Roman villas or take a walk to Medulin's pond with ducks. The choice is varied, and it's up to you to choose.

The unique Medulin sandy beach of Bijeca, one kilometer long, attracts families with small children. Nature lovers choose one of the two camps, where centuries-old pines will protect them from the strong sun. Young visitors will not miss entertainment and nightlife.

Pula

Pula is only 8 km from Medulin, and there you can find the most famous and most significant monument, the building with which every tour of the city begins and ends, the Pula Arena. The building where gladiator fights were held was built in the 1st century, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, at the same time as the largest and most famous building of its kind - the Colosseum in Rome. It is elliptical in shape, with a main axis 130 meters long and a shorter axis 100 meters long. In the middle is a flat area - the arena, and the spectators sat on the stone steps or stood in the gallery. It is believed that the Arena could accommodate 20,000 spectators. It was built from local limestone, like most of the promenades in Venice. In the Middle Ages, the Arena was used for knightly tournaments and fairs. Today it is used for summer events: Film festival, various events, concerts, when it can accommodate about 5000 spectators. In the underground room, which used to serve gladiators, today a permanent exhibition "Olive growing and viticulture of Istria in antici", enriched with reconstructions of machines for the production of oil and wine (mills, presses, sedimentation vessels), and amphorae that served as packaging for transporting oil and wine.
The arena is located outside the city walls of old Pula due to its size and geographical convenience, and the road established in the age of Vespasian leads us to the city itself, after which it got its name - Via Flavia, which is still one of the city's main thoroughfares.

Temple of Augustus

The temple on the Forum dedicated to the goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. Built between the year 2 BC and the year 14, when Augustus died. Its shape is a typical temple structure. The function of the temple changed: at the end of pagan antiquity, the basic function of the temple ceased, and it was used as a church, then a grain warehouse, and at the beginning of the 19th century, it housed a museum of stone monuments. In 1944, it was hit by a bomb and almost completely destroyed; the reconstruction lasted from 1945 to 1947, and today it houses a smaller exhibition of ancient sculptures made of stone and bronze.
The second twin temple, of which only the rear wall is preserved, is assumed to have been built at the same time and in the same style, and according to tradition, is called Diana's temple.

Pula Observatory

The Pula Observatory is located in one of the most beautiful places in Pula, in the Monte Zaro park, from which you can see not only the sky and stars, but also the city center and the Pula bay.

The Pula observatory was founded in 1869 as one of the departments of the Imperial and Royal Hydrographic Institute of the Navy (K. und K. Hidrographisches Amt) and is the oldest observatory in Croatia from which 28 planetoids were discovered , three of which are named Polana, Adria and Istria.
Astronomers tell us that the view of the sky is the most beautiful in the evening.

Aquarium Pula

Aquarium Pula is located in the 122-year-old coastal Austro-Hungarian fortress of Verudela in the tourist resort of Verudela in Pula. It is spread over rooms on two floors, a tunnel and a moat around the fort. In addition to several aquariums with different types of fish, from Adriatic to tropical, the Aquarium is famous for its sea turtle recovery center. The real spectacle is the release of recovered turtles into the sea.

Brijuni – a paradise close to Pula

The Brijuni Islands or the Brijuni Archipelago is today one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia. It consists of an island group off the west coast of Istria, which together with the associated water area in 1983. was declared a national park. They are only 15 kilometers away from Medulin. The Brijuni archipelago consists of two large islands - Veliki and Mali Brijun, and 12 smaller islets on very indented coasts that have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Brijuni is known for its very mild climate, Mediterranean with a lot of sun and heat and with a lot of humidity in the air, which allows for lush vegetation and a pleasant stay on the islands. Part of the national park is planted with tropical plants that form specially arranged alleys, parks and lawns.

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