Medulin, a town in the extreme south of Istria, 11 km 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 peninsula south of the town and a relatively easy access have accounted for development of tourism. The port of Medulin is extremely shallow (0.9 to 2.5 m) and therefore suitable only for smaller vessels. The protected Medulin Bay is -ideal for camping and swimming, so that a campsite was arranged on the south-eastern coast of the Kasteja Peninsula (2 km from Medulin). Medulin lies on the regional road Pula - Pomer - Medulin - Liznjan. Holiday accommodation Medulin: apartments, hotels, campings The Izula Peninsula features 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. Apart from hotels 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 gourmands, either for the lovers of modern cuisine or for those who favour 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 Apostle's Day, the patron saint of Medulin (in July), and the Sanpjero Cup, a traditional competition in the games of skill organized for the young people from five villages within the Medulin Municipality (in July and August). With its six grass 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, beach volley; surfing, yachting, horseback riding, diving, water skiing; boats, beach canoes, pedal boats, water scooters, bicycles and motorbikes on rent. Once a fishing village, today a modern tourist resort, Medulin offers a dynamic and eventful vacation. Everything is focussed on tourism. There is a bank in town that works all year round, as well as ATMs, post office, doctors' offices, pharmacy, marketplace, car wash, stores, souvenir shops, jewelry shops, hairdressers and galleries. A wide variety of entertainment is offered, ranging from discotheques open until morning to terraces with live music. Medulin's unique sandy beach Bijeca, one kilometer long, attracts families with young children. Nature lovers prefer campsites where they can relax in the shade of century old pine trees. Medulin is also the perfect place for naturists who want to feel nature. There is also plenty of entertainment and fun until the early morning hours for the younger generation. Image If you want more comfortable accommodation, you can choose from a variety of family run hotels or large hotels that are refurbished regularly and situated at the very seaside. During the winter sports grounds in Medulin are ideal for preparations of sportsmen, especially football players and athletes. The climate is perfect for winter preparations, the average day temperature in January is 6.20C which is suitable for sports and recreation. In April (110C) and May (160C) the weather is ideal for biking or perhaps horse riding in the predominantly lowland area. During your stay in this area with a rich fishing tradition discover the delights of homemade dishes - crab salad, black risotto or brodetto. Or if you prefer a meat menu you can try Istrian prosciutto, "fuži" pasta with veal sauce or perhaps aromatic specialties prepared with highly prized truffles. If you are seeking adventure, visit one of the many small islands of the Medulin archipelago - Ceja, Levan or Bodulaš. Or go fishing with the local fishermen or dive into the stillness of the underwater world. Perhaps you would like to see it all from above? Then choose a panoramic flight by sports plane. Don't miss the old windmills by the sea, archaeological site Vižule with remains of Roman villas or an unforgettable walk to the Medulin pond with ducks. There is a wide selection and it's up to you to choose. Discover "terra magica" in every season of the year. Welcome!
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