Pula Yacht Charters

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A Yacht Charter from Pula is a relaxing way to spend a Mediterranean holiday enjoying the coast of northern Croatia. The charming harbour town offers plenty to see and do and provides an ideal departure point to cruise the Mediterranean islands within the Brijani National Park.



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Dufour 430

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Dufour 460

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Dufour 460

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Dufour 460 Grand Large

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Dufour 520 GL

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Helia 44

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Helia 44

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Oceanis 46.1

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Oceanis 48

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Sun Loft 47

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Sun Loft 47

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Sun Odyssey 349

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Sun Odyssey 349

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Sun Odyssey 449

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Sun Odyssey 449

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Sun Odyssey 49i

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Bali 4.0

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Bali 4.1

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Bavaria Cruiser 37

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Dufour 360 Liberty

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Dufour 382 Grand Large

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Dufour 382 Grand Large

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Dufour 412

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Dufour 460 Grand Large

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Dufour 500 Grand Large

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Excess 12

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Jeanneau 54

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Lagoon 380

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Lagoon 42

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Lagoon 450 F

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Lucia 40

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Oceanis 46.1

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Sun Odyssey 319

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Sun Odyssey 319

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Sun Odyssey 39i

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Sun Odyssey 409

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Sun Odyssey 409

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Sun Odyssey 410

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Sun Odyssey 440

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Sun Odyssey 449

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Sun Odyssey 449

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Sun Odyssey 44i

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Sun Odyssey 44i

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Sun Odyssey 49 DS

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Sun odyssey 519

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Pula sits beneath seven hills on the inside part of a broad gulf. This gulf is a naturally well-protected port with a depth up to 38 meters opening to the northwest. Also, it has twin entrances from the sea creating easy access for all sizes of the yacht.

Pula

This is the largest city in the Istria County of Croatia. It lies at the southern tip of the Mediterranean Istria Peninsula. It’s known for its many ancient Roman buildings, the most famous being the Pula Arena. This arena is one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the Mediterranean. Additionally, the city has a long tradition of winemaking, shipbuilding, fishing, and tourism.

Ancient history

Evidence of the presence of Homo erectus, over a million years ago, has been found in a cave called Šandalja near Pula. Archaeologists also found pottery from the Neolithic period (6000–2000 BC), indicating human settlement. Also, further findings include many late Bronze Age bone objects, such as drilling tools, sewing needles, and spiral bronze pendants.

Greek tradition associated the foundation of Polai to the Colchians. The story of ¨Jason and the Argonauts and the stolen golden fleece¨ features this very town. According to the legend, the Colchians chased Jason across the Mediterranean into the northern Adriatic but were unable to catch him. Consequently, Jason settled in a city called Polai, which means “City of Refuge”.

The great amphitheater

The construction of Pula Arena was between 27 BC–68 AD, yet much of it is still standing to this day. The Romans created a water supply and built a sewage system for the city. They fortified the city with ten gates built into the city walls. A few of these gates remain standing today, including the famous Twin Gates. The Gate of Hercules has the names of the founders of the city engraved on it. Additionally, this town is the site of Crispus Caesar’s execution in 326 AD.

War years

Following the collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918, Pula and most of Istria passed to Italy. Subsequently, Pula became the capital of the Mediterranean District of Pula. The population declined after World War II. Basically, this was due to economic difficulties caused by the withdrawal of the Austro-Hungarian military and the decline of the shipyard.  This caused the dismissal of shipyard workers, creating hardship locally. Benito Mussolini´s fascist government persecuted all non-Italians. Many people left the city and went back home to the newly formed Yugoslavia. After the collapse of fascist Italy in 1943, the town was occupied by the German Wehrmacht and became a base for U-boats. As a consequence, the Allies repeatedly bombed the city from 1942–1944. These were very dark days for the region.

The modern era of Pula

For two years after 1945, the Allied Military Government for Occupied Territories (AMG) administered Pula. With the help of British prime minister Churchill, Pula formed an enclave within south Istria, occupied by Yugoslavia from 1945. A British battalion of the 24th Guards Brigade was based in the area. However, the region became officially reunited with the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on 15 September 1947.

Today the city of Pula is bilingual. Hence both Pola or Pula are official names, depending on which language you use. After the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, Pula-Pola became part of the newly created the Mediterranean Republic of Croatia.

Weather

The average Mediterranean temperature is a very pleasant 24 C during August. Summers are usually warm during the day, becoming more chilled in the evening, although strange heat wave patterns do also occur such as light snow in winter and extremely hot spells in high season.

 

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