Pula is the biggest town and economic centre of Istria. Is situated in the inner part of a bay, divided by the islands of St. Catherine, St. Andrew and Uljanik into three port basins.
According to the size of the con-structed coast and level of equipment, Pula is the most important and biggest port in Istria, and the well-protected Pula Bay places it among the best natural harbours on the Adriatic. Due to its size, exposed location, two accesses (the one directly from the sea and the other through the Fazana Strait), low coastline and easy construction of fortification systems, provided the Pula Bay a special strategic importance. Pula is also important junction of the roads, connecting the coasts and the centre of Istria and Pula with Rijeka. This area is the favourite tourist place, because a lot of historical monuments, pleasant climate and relief coast. The main tourist centres are Zlatne Stijene, Rybarska koliba and Verudela. Today Pula offers a variety of excellent opportunities for tourists. Together with well-equipped hotels and other types of accommodation facilities, the tourist offer includes many sports grounds, recreational facilities and entertainment programs, terraces with live music, discotheques, casinos, inns and restaurants, as well as diverse excursions. Pula was already the 1st administrative centre of Istria, - it is a lot of reminds of Romans building. The most important monuments are the amphitheatre from 1st century, the parts of old defensive Double and Herkule’s gate, gate of Victory, mausoleum, the Church of st. Nikolas, the town hall and etc.. In the archaeological museum are find and digs from Istria, islands Cres and Losinj. Near Pula is also international airport.