Sandy beaches await you in Medulin
Recognized as the tip of Istria, Medulin is the ultimate beach destination for the whole family, offering a variety of beaches from sandy to rocky or pebble-filled. Located in the Medulin Riviera, Medulin is only 10 km from Pula's wonderful architectural sights.
Medulin is currently a modern beach resort; however, its origins date back to the Roman period. It lies on the site of the ancient city of Mutila, where it gets its name, which was destroyed in the 2nd century BC. The city has had its ups and downs throughout history, but it boomed when it was ruled by the Venetians in the 17th century, who were charmed by the town’s natural beauty. During the 19th and 20th centuries, it was mainly a fishing village, and it only became a leading beach destination in the 1960s.
Reminders of the past can be found throughout the area, like the archeological site called Vizula. At this spot, regular performances are held every summer about Crispo—the Roman emperor Constantine the Great’s oldest son—and the legend of his death. Along the coast, find different windmills from the 19th century, and in the center, view the church of St Agnes—both are significant landmarks of the city and reflect its heritage.
Present-day Medulin lights up in the summer season, offering its visitors a variety of entertainment during the day and night. Try the most popular beaches such as Bijeca, Belvedere, and Skrape—the locals’ favorite, and work on your tan. There are also plenty of water sports to enjoy such as water skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing. In the evenings, look for the discotheques open until the early morning hours, or relax on terraces featuring live music every night.
Explore the beautiful cycling trails and try some of Medulin’s magnificent cuisine including dishes like crab salad, cuttlefish risotto, Istrian prosciutto, or any of the specialties made with truffles.