Kids friendly Istria Route
Starting point: Pula
Pula has its own International airport and the marina is only 20 min drive away. We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. Transfer is not included in the price.
Istria region offers more than just the sea, sunbathed shores, romantic coves and tiny ports! Istria invites you to follow the fairyland paths leading to the small medieval towns crowning her hilly landscape.
The peninsula truly is ‘terra magica’; blessed with unspoiled nature, the crown jewel of which are the Brijuni islands, one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the Mediterranean with rare plant and animal species.
This is a land whose long and rich history can be read literally from dinosaur footprints. Pula, your starting point offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture.
The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater.
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The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Pula and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there.
Pula is the largest city in the Istria Region. It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings.
The city offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. The rich itinerary of its three-thousand-year-old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheater.
From May to September Rovinj receives more than 10 sunshine hours a day.
Like all Istrian towns, Rovinj is also officially bilingual: Italian and Croatian can be heard there. In Rovinj you can visit the Rovinj Aquarium where you can learn about Istrian flora and fauna and in Porec, around 40 Km from Rovinj, there is Aquapark Aquacolors, an aquapark for bigger kids.
In Croatian Novigrad is also sometimes referred to as Novigrad Istarski to distinguish it from three other Croatian towns of the same name.
Istria has a great connection of bike routes – you can take a bike tour to Motovun or enjoy the views of a zip line in Pazin (we can organize your transfer).
In the morning you can head over to the water park and have a blast with your kids using the slides and pools.
Istralandia is only 7 km from Novigrad. Istralandia offers transfers from Novigrad during summer. Istralandia is a waterpark with 15 slides and 6 pools. Your kid has to be at least 1 m high to enjoy some of the slides. There is a special children’s pool with 40 cm depth.
There are also restaurants and bars for meals and refreshments. You can also rent a space where you can store your things. In August, you can take part in the annual harvest of lavender.
In the meantime, your skipper will head towards Lim Fjord and wait for you there. The fun does not stop there! For those who like pirates, there is a Pirate cave in Lim Fjord where you can snorkel in the search for pirate treasure. This is a great place to stop on your sailing adventure. You will spend a night anchored in the Fjord.
There are few very nice restaurants if you would like to have seafood, especially shells, for dinner. Lim Fjord is a well-known fish and oyster farm (oysters, mussels, gilt heads, sea basses.).
Brijuni National Park is a group of 14 islands and islets where you can witness the magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life. There are almost 700 plant species and about 250 bird species on the islands.
The traces of dinosaur remains of Antiquity and later periods, achievements of modern times are all present in this area. Safari park on the island Veliki Brijun has been enriched by numerous imported species. Apart from the native species such as the rabbits or various birds, there are also exotic and less exotic animals that have become accustomed to the climate including deer, llama, zebra or an elephant.
Kamenjak is located in the south of Istria, as part of Premantura. Kamenjak is an ideal place for an active holiday. Here you can walk, ride a bike, kayak, surf, play paintball, etc., there are interesting activities for everyone to remember their visit by.
You will spend a night anchored in Medulin Bay.
For your last day, you can return to Pula and enjoy all the things you didn’t have the chance on your first day. Check out is on Saturday morning at 9 AM.