It was a small church of St. George and when St. Euphemia's sarcophagus was brought to this church, the people in the 10th century started building new bigger one. The main marble altar designed by a Venetian master Girolam Laureat. St. Euphemia is the patron-saint of the town. On the walls by the sarcophagus there are paintings dating from the 1883. The church is 30m wide and 51 m long. There is a beautiful view of Rovinj from the bell-tower.
The Arena was built in the 1st of century, at the same time as the Colosseum in Rome, situated outside the old city wall because of the size. It is 130m and the shorter part around 100m, made from the local limestone. Gladiator Arena could seat around 20.000 spectators. In the Middle Ages it was the site of knights tournaments and fairs. Today it is a venue for the festivals, concerts, summer performances.
It was formed by the river eroding, since 1967 it has been protected. Explore the Pirates Cave named by Captain Morgan who travelled by his ship through the channel. Boat rides are available. 150 m rocks offer climbing for the free climbing lovers.
Explore the unique hydrogeological phenomenon, the Pazin Abyss. Jules Verne writing his novel Mathias Sandorf, when placing his characters in an underground passage connecting Pazin Cave and Llim Channel. It has been protected.
The magnificent archipelago with its beautiful plant and wild life. Just a short boat ride from Pula. There is a lot to see, safari park, gold and tennis are available. This is the only national park in this region.
It is near Pula, enjoy the wonderful nature. The peninsula of Cape Kamenjak valuable landscape made of green fields and rocky terrain and lovely beaches. There are lot of bike trail around the peninsula. The small islet named Fenoliga where the dinosaurs'footsprings have been discovered.
Hotel Park Beach: pebble, rocky, natural shade: pine trees surround, shops and restaurants near by, 5 km from the city center, blue flag, deck chairs and umbrella rental, dressing cabin, lifeguards
Hotel Maestral: near the hotel, pebble beach with paved parts, blue flag, lifeguard service, you can rent beach deck-chairs, tennis courts, swimming pool, other sport facilities, outdoor grill restaurant at the beach, bars
Cape Kamenjak: 30km cost, there are sandy beach but it is mostly rocky with many flat area, it is diving area, rich in underwater world, southern part are perfect for surfers, Safari bar (south-west part)
Hawaii Beach: beach with entrance into the sea, shallow water, near the tourist resort Verudela Beach
Lanterns Beach: pebble, nice entrance into the sea, pine wood offers shelter from the sun, you can rent deck-chairs, lifeguard service, blue flag, Tropic bar
Lone Beach: pebble, ideal with small kinds, but you can find rocky beach as well, two snack bars, you can rent small boats, pedal-boats, wind-surf
St. Andrew Island: natural, blue flag, gravel, there are sandy and rocky parts, you can rent deck chairs and parasols, there is life guard service
St. Caterina Island: beach located on the eastern side of the island, easy to reach it by taxi-boat, mostly stony with some easy accesible, bar, diving center, windsurf rental, use volleyball court, on the north-west side of the island is rocky for those who love to jump into the sea
Oliva Beach: located on St. Nikola Island, opposite Porec, it is covered pine trees and forest, partly pebbly, partly constructed, has sanitary facilities
Girandella Beach: pebbly beach with some rocky and paved parts, blue flag, many restaurants, bars, shops, diving center, you can rent deck chairs, pedal boats, water sport facilities
Maslinica: 500 m long pebbly beach, blue flag, a part of the beach is arranged for people with disabilities, restaurants, bars, sport facilities
Petalon Beach: is pebble, rocky, paved, possible to rent deckchairs and sunshades, Porto Solo Camp is nearby.
Visit our Favorite Towns in Istria!
is a seafront city with long beach-lined coast and Roman ruins.
is a popular tourist resort and active fishing port.
has retained its medieval structure and layout, with narrow, winding streets and small shops.
is a city full of endless entertainment possibilities
is around 2000 years old and is set around the harbour.
is a small town, famous for its coastline, azure sea, diving area
is a small fishermen's village, sailor's paradise
is the perfect place for recreation with its pine woods and beaches