Come and see the vibrant heart of Istria’s tourism. Once a small fishing village, Medulin is today one of the tourist pearls of Croatia and the third most visited destination in Croatia.
But don’t let the numbers scare you, Medulin has something to offer for everybody. While the older generations prefer to enjoy the peace and quiet of Medulin’s many campsites, among them the famous nudist camp Arena Kažela, younger crowds prefer apartments and hotels. The younger generations will love what Medulin has to offer. By day you can indulge your appetite for sports, the offer ranges from windsurfing, mountain biking, diving to water skiing and sky diving, and by night you can hit the clubs and enjoy the local nightlife. Beach bars, discos and all kinds of parties are just a taste of the nightlife you can experience in this bustling tourist mecca. Every day there are various concerts, folklore evenings, sport events and much more, so there will be plenty of fun. While staying in Medulin, don’t miss out on trying one of the delicacies from the rich gastronomic offer, such as fish brodetto or some truffle specialties. A glass of homemade wine will complete the whole experience.
When the fast pace gets to you, you can always spend a lazy day at the beach with a cocktail in your hand. Be sure to check out Medulin’s famous sand beach Bijeca. Coming home from Medulin without and tan and lots of crazy memories is a big no-no!
Some of most important Medulin highlights are:
The protected nature park Cape Kamenjak is the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula. With its 30 km of shore, it hides many beaches and coves, each of which is an oasis of peace and quiet for an ideal summer day at the beach. Kamenjak is well known for its beauty and crystal clear sea, and every year the number of visitors to this jewel of nature is growing. The scent of lavender and sage dominates the peninsula. There are 37 protected plant species here, which is quite a lot for such a small area. This is also home to 200 species of birds and several strictly protected species of shellfish. Another interesting fact about Cape Kamenjak is the dinosaur path along which life-size sculptures and additional educational information boards were placed. Along this path are also 12 dinosaur footprints. It is one of the few sites of fossilized footprints of almost 100 million years old dinosaurs.
Take a walk to Vižula, the green peninsula in the heart of Medulin and also an important archaeological site, and experience the spirit of the past and enjoy the cultural heritage. Vižula gives you an insight into the everyday life of the Romans in ancient villas – how they fished, made olive oil etc. Along the walking trail there are info panels which provide a more detailed description.
Levan is one of the 11 uninhabited island of the Medulin archipelago, located only 300m away from Medulin. Along with the beach Bijeca in Medulin, Levan is the only place in this part of Croatia where you can enjoy on a sandy beach. Levan is ideal for those who want to enjoy the peace and quiet and experience the untouched nature.
Church of Saint Agnes
The church of Saint Agnes dates back to 1893. It is a trademark of Medulin and easily recognizable from a distance, since it is situated on a hill. This church is characteristic for its two bell towers, as most of the churches in Istria have only one belfry.