Medulin

Very close to historical cities such as Pula and Rovinj, the Medulin Riviera is a succession of wonderful beaches. What are you waiting for?
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The tranquil town of Medulin is situated on the Riviera of the same name, rich in enchanting beaches lapped by the typical blue, crystal-clear Croatian sea. Just 15 minutes from Pula and about an hour from Poreč and Rovinj, it is an excellent base for visiting some of Istria’s most beautiful locations.

A large number – and variety – of beaches and islets easily accessible by boat, coupled with excellent facilities and the proximity of charming historical towns and a beautiful natural area (the Premantura peninsula) make the Medulin Riviera an ideal destination for a couple of days or a week’s holiday.

Here, as in other seaside resorts in Croatia, one of the most enjoyable moments of the holiday is dinner. You cannot say no to the succulent fresh fish dishes that have made Croatian cuisine famous, but in Medulin a local speciality is truffles. It is well worth sampling.

Things to do in Medulin

Medulin is a typical seaside resort: the main attractions in the area are its beautiful beaches. However, a holiday in Medulin is not necessarily lazy: you can enjoy many sports activities, including of course water sports such as sailing, surfing, diving and fishing. In addition, the area is rich in footpaths and biking trails surrounded by greenery, suitable for all levels.

Although there are no noteworthy museums or monuments, the centre of Medulin is lovely, with a beautiful church and many small shops, restaurants and markets, as well as a beautiful view of the islets in front of it.

During a holiday in Medulin take the opportunity to visit Pula, which can be reached by car in about 15 minutes: it is one of the most important towns in Istria, famous for its Roman amphitheatre just a few steps from the sea.

If you are a nature lover, don’t miss out on the Premantura peninsula, a particularly impressive protected natural area.

With more time on your hands, you can also visit Poreč and Rovinj, two charming seaside towns steeped in history. They can be reached by car in 50 minutes to an hour.

Medulin beaches

The town beach in the centre of Medulin is small and often crowded, but it is perfect for those who want to have all the amenities at their fingertips.

Bijeca is Medulin’s most famous beach. It is a 1 km long sandy beach with gently sloping seabed and plenty of facilities, sports equipment and play areas, making it ideal for all types of holidaymakers, including those travelling with small children.

Two other beautiful beaches on the Medulin Riviera are Alba Chiara, a pebble beach, and Belvedere, a long pebble beach bordered by a modern promenade.

A wilder looking, though easily accessible, beach is Skrape, a rocky beach popular with locals.

Absolutely not to be missed are the beaches of the Medulin Islands, a group of ten uninhabited islets that can be reached from the Riviera by private boat or taxi boat: we particularly recommend Ceja and Levan. On some you can find a couple of bars and restaurants, but in general these beaches have a more remote and wild feel than those on the mainland and you will have a better chance of finding a quiet corner all to yourself.

If you’re staying for several days it’s also worth exploring the beaches of nearby Premantura, perfect for nature lovers.

Where to stay in Medulin

The Medulin Riviera is a highly developed tourist area and therefore offers plenty of accommodation to suit all budgets. The recommended accommodation is flats, but you can also choose from hotels, B&Bs, tourist resorts, residences and campsites, all of which offer good value for money.

However, don’t be fooled by so much choice: this is still a very touristy area, so if you are travelling during the high season, typically July and August, it is a good idea to book well in advance if you want to get the best prices.

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Recommended hotels in Medulin

We offer a selection of hotels at Medulin to suit all categories of travellers. The most booked by tourists are the sea-facing hotels, often right on the beach. If you want to play it safe, choose one of the following: they are among the most booked hotels in Medulin, sorted by number of reviews.

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Park Plaza Belvedere Medulin
Medulin - Osipovica 33Extra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 3.615 reviews
Renovated in 2014, Park Plaza Belvedere is located just steps away from the beach and a short walk from the town of Medulin. It boasts stylized interiors with free Wi-Fi access available throughout the property.
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Arena Hotel Holiday
Medulin - Osipovica 32Extra sanitary measures
8.4Very good 1.377 reviews
Facing the beachfront, Arena Hotel Holiday offers 3-star accommodation in Medulin and features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a kids' club and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.
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Boutique Hotel Chevalier
Medulin - Munida 39Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 375 reviews
Set in Medulin, 1. 1 km from Vižula Archaeological Site, Boutique Hotel Chevalier - Adults Only offers accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar and a garden.
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Apartments and vacation homes in Medulin

If you prefer space, privacy and the ability to prepare your own meals to a hotel holiday, book a holiday home at Medulin. We recommend a few below, but in this case we advise you to book early because houses and apartments for rent at Medulin are in high demand.

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Kazela Apartments
Medulin - Kapovica 350
7.8Good 1.114 reviews
Kazela Resort includes a bar, 3 restaurants and a sunny terrace, as well as outdoor pools for children, water sports facilities, a tennis court and a children’s playground. Free access to Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
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Apartments Terra Solaris
Medulin - Sad 38Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 310 reviews
Set in the centre of Medulin just 200 metres from the seaside promenade, Apartments Terra Solaris offers modern-style accommodation and free WiFi. There is a sandy and pebbly beach 700 metres away.
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Studios Simona
Medulin - Kapovica 75Extra sanitary measures
9.2Superb 266 reviews
Just 400 metres from the beach, Studios Simona is 600 metres from the centre of Medulin. It offers accommodation with a balcony and free Wi-Fi.
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How to get to Medulin

The Medulin Riviera occupies the southern tip of Istria, east of the Premantura peninsula. The nearest town within easy reach is Pula, just 10 km away.

Medulin Weather

What's the weather at Medulin? Below are the temperatures and the weather forecast at Medulin for the next few days.

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Where is located Medulin

The village of Medulin is located in the far south of Istria, very close to Pula and Premantura, the southernmost tip of Istria.

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