Holiday in Medulin, Istria, Croatia

Medulin a town in the extreme south of Istria, 11km southeast of Pula, on the north-eastern part of the well-indented Medulin Bay. Chief occupations are farming, fishing and tourism. Sandy bottom, the pine forest on the penninsula south of the town and a relatively easy access have accounted for development of tourism. The protected Medulin Bay is ideal for camping and swimming, so that one of the most beutiful camp in Istria is the camp Medulin.


History and culture

The Vizula Penninsula fetures the ruins of a Roman country villa and antique graves. Prehistoric hill-forts (stone fortification) can be found on the hill Vrcevan and Cape Kasteja (Punta Kasteja). The parish church of St. Agnes keeps a silver –plated processional cross from the 15th century.

The rise of tourism in Medulin is linked to the end of the 19th century, when in the Tourist Guide of Pula and the Surrounding from 1889 the excursions to Medulin were recommended. The appearance of the first residential tourists coincided with the establishment of the Society for Beautification of Medulin and Its Surroundings in 1909. The first were Czech tourists, who used to come here already before the First World War. Between the two world wars, tourist trade in Medulin experienced a period of stagnation. Immediately after the Second World War the city of Zagreb undertook to organize a children’s summer colony in Medulin. The Tourist Board Medulin, founded in 1958, and the Tourist Company Riviera of Medulin, established in 1969, built three hotels with pavilions from 1969 to 1971 and started the construction of a nudist resort. Once a farmer’s and fishermen’s village, the present Medulin is one of the most important tourist resorts in southern Istria.


Tourism in Medulin

The coast of Medulin is low, sandy and well-indented. The Medulin archipelago, with its ten islets and the coastal phenomenon called “primosten” or “tombolo”, represents a special natural attraction, together with its lavish vegetation cover and extremely favorable climate.

Apart from hotels in Medulin and campsites, Medulin also offers rooms and apartments in private family houses, so that Medulin’s total daily accommodation capacity is 17,000 tourists. Everything here is subject to tourism. The mainstay of tourism in Medulin are sports

Young generations are familiar with the Medulin disco, while the lovers of live music and dance can find entertainment on many of the open terraces in Medulin. The town is also famous for its high quality concerts of classical music which take place in the summer. About 40 restaurants found in Medulin represent a real challenge for gourmans, either for the lovers of the modern cuisine or for those who flavor original fish, meat or vegetarian dishes.

The summer in Medulin is abundant with various music and sport events as well as entertainment, including the traditional carnival (in February), St. James the Apostole’s Day, the patron saint of Medulin (in July) and the Brodet cup.

With its six garss football fields, track and field facilities and favourable Mediterranean climate, Medulin represents an ideal training centre for football players and other athletes. In addition, there are facilities for many other sports: tennis, miniature golf, bowling, boccia, beach volley, surfing, yachting, horseback riding, diving, water skiing, boats, beach canoes, pedal boats, water scooters, bicycles and motorbikes on rent.