Banjole and surroundings


On the southern tip of Istria scattered on several peninsulas, you can find the small fishing town of Banjole

Banjole, a fishing village with a small sheltered harbour, already existed in Roman times. Today it has about 1000 inhabitants and some of them still live from fishing. This area of the idyllic fishing village of Banjole is blessed with nature, numerous bays, peninsulas, islands and natural beaches.

There is a wide range of sports and leisure activities at the beaches. Water sports enthusiasts in particular will get their money's worth in Banjole. You have the choice between diving, surfing and jet skiing or water skiing or you can rent a sailing boat or motor boat.

While Banjole and the surrounding area is a amazingdestination all year round, it offers especially in the early and late seasons numerous fantastic bike tours, such as to the well-known Cape Kamenjak National Park.

Sights around Pula

Only a few kilometers away from Banjole is the city of Pula, which can look back on more then 3000 years of history. Pula is one of the oldest cities in Croatia, which offers you numerous sights such as museums, cathedrals, churches, a beautiful aquarium and ancient Roman excavations.

Among other things, you can visit the best-preserved amphitheater (arena) built under Emperor Augustus. In summer there are almost daily events with well-known national and international artists such as Joe Cocker, Eros Ramazzoti, Luciano Pavarotti and other music groups.

The daily market is highly recommended due to its southern, Mediterranean flair not far from the pedestrian zone in the old town. The market offers a wide range of locally grown fruit and vegetables, as well as freshly caught fish and other goods

There are more than five hundred different species of Mediterranean plants and over twenty varieties of free-growing orchids on the peninsula. Beautiful bathing bays invite you to swim and dive. You can watch cliff divers daringly jump into the crystal blue sea.

The holiday season in Istria is as varied as the country itself. Even if you first think of crystal clear water, light blue skies and lots sun, the Adriatik Sea offers much more.

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