After my last post showing some photo’s of some very old towns and buildings, Croatia isn’t all like that. Croatia does have some more nicer, tourist friendly towns. These are Pula, Porec and Medulin.
We spent a few nights in Medulin and my reviews of where we stayed will be in a later post. For now, I will post a few photo’s of the town.
The main waterfront in Medulin
The shops and restaurant. At night, when Euro 2012 was on, this was packed with people eating meals and watching the soccer outside.
A panoramic view of the camping site in Medulin (and yes, there are some topless women here too). Not as many as I thought I would see.
Another view of the campsite.
I was told that 25 years ago, Medulin was really cheap. It cost about $20AUD to feed 6 people and get them off their faces with alcohol. Now, the prices are the equivalent of what we would pay in Australia.
There’s not much here to do in Medulin apart from eating Gelato, walking along the waterfront and the shops, or visiting the carnival which is great for those under 16. But if you want to relax by the pool or a caravan park – either clothed or no clothes, you can do this here.
Pula is considered more of the city – it’s busy, more shops and more spread across. In Pula, you have the old Roman Amithearter which you can visit (see photo’s in a later post).
We just drove through Pula, thus why not many photo’s, but it is certainly a lot busier.
Both Pula and Medulin are on the south cost of Istra in Croatia.
Porec is directly west of Pazin and I will describe it as not as big Pula, but larger than Medulin. Like Medulin, there is a caravan park on the water, and the water is flat. But unlike Australia’s sandy beaches, it’s a slab of concrete and rocks leading into the water.
If you ever go to Croatia and the west coast, you need to visit these three towns. There are probably other cooler towns, but I simply don’t know of them yet.