Situated in Southern Central Europe, a roughly horseshoe shaped country with a coastline 5.835 km of which 4.058 km is a coastline of islands, solitary rocks and reefs.
No less than 1.185 islands lie offshore, but only 50 of them are inhabited. Croatia’s stunning coastline is on the Adriatic Sea, arguably one of the cleanest seas in the Mediterranean and wonderfully warm.
Croatia is indeed unique with a thousand years of different cultures that have replaced each other and sometimes assimilated in these areas.
Istria is the biggest Croatian peninsula situated on the north-west part of the country. The territory is spread over 3000 km2 and with almost 2000 km of roads.
Coming on one of south-European peninsulas named Istria your conception and understanding of ancient populations and cultures will change: all European civilisations left their trace, knowledge and legacies.
Pula, the biggest town, is situated on the south-western part of the Istrian peninsula. The Romans built the city as a copy of RomeHistory of Pula began approximately 3000 years ago when on a hill where it is today Castle created the first settlement, Fort Histrians.
A small town of Medulin located in south Istria, is 8 kilometres away from Pula. Medulin area occupies around 32km2 while the town itself has around 6.0004 inhabitants whose primary source of income is fishing and tourism.
Medulin has a warm Mediterranean climate which means – long, hot summer and mild winter.
Currency in Croatia is Croatia Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes. Coins come in value of 1, 2 and 5 Kuna and 10, 20 and 50 lipa. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds. Please note that you may take the Croatian currency back with you to the UK but you will not be able to exchange it back to any other currency as Kuna is not convertible within the EU.