Pet friendly

A guide to a carefree trip with a pet in South Istria

If you are looking for a pet friendly destination for your next trip, South Istria is a great choice for new adventures with your four-legged friend. Here, on top of the Istrian peninsula, which enchants with its natural beauties and rich cultural heritage, you don't have to worry about whether your pet will grieve far from home.

In South Istria you will find accommodation and catering facilities with a pet friendly label where pets are more than welcome! We suggest that you book time for a break on the dog beach as well as a number of activities for fun and recreation which you can enjoy together with your pet.

Find your pet friendly destination and the adventure awaits you!

Pula Pet Friendly
Visit the impressive Roman amphitheatre, enjoy the unique view of the city from Pula's Castle and treat your pet to a walk through the Šijana forest whilst playing in the spacious meadows of this protected park-forest. Do not miss Pula's pet friendly beaches, all nine of them. If you decide to go on a full day trip, head to the Brijuni Islands, to visit the beautiful national park, where, in compliance with prescribed measures, you can take your four-legged friend.

Medulin Pet Friendly
If you find yourself in Medulin, besides the waterfront, take your pet for a walk through the Archaeological Park Vižula, a peninsula adorned with the beauty of Mediterranean nature, but also with a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. You will discover the continuation of the Roman story in Vinkuran, more precisely in the oldest Istrian quarry Cave Romanae, whose stone was used to build the magnificent Pula Arena. If you desire the blue of the sea and fresh air, why not head to Premantura and Cape Kamenjak, in the southernmost part of Istria.

Fažana Pet Friendly
You can hang out with your best four-legged friend on one of the picturesque walking trails at any time of the year. The one of a kind Path of Good Vibrations, along which you will find art benches and swings, will also reveal the sounds of nature, piano music and klapa (traditional choir) songs that will further entertain you. If you visit Fažana on warmer days, then be sure to treat your pet to a day on the beach - Bi dog beach and Pineta beach are waiting for you!

Vodnjan Pet Friendly
Explore cycling and walking trails in the untouched nature of the Vodnjan area and along the way visit the Park of kažuni where you will see what the drystone construction of these unusual stone houses that are included on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage looks like. This small open-air museum is a kind of pride of Vodnjan, and will delight your pet too.

Ližnjan Pet Friendly
A visit to Ližnjan is the perfect choice for all nature lovers and their favourite pets. Here you can discover the secrets of the Nezakcij Archaeological Park together, relax with a picnic on the stunning Marlera peninsula or explore the Educational Trail of St. Stephen on the hill of Monte Madonna. If you reach the lookout point, you will be greeted by an impressive view over the open sea and the islands of Cres and Lošinj, and the unique colours of the sunset will produce photos and memories worthy of praise.

Marčana Pet Friendly

Wandering along the Stjepan Hauser Trail, you will discover fantastic sea views, while enjoying the murmur of the sea on the way to Kalavojna Bay, which the ancient Greeks named after good wine. You can also take a walk along the path of the Mutvoran fortress, which, according to legend, was besieged and set on fire in 450 by the barbarian leader and conqueror Attila! In whatever way you decide to spend your day in Marčana, this picturesque place will provide you and your pet with an unforgettable experience.

When planning a trip, be sure to check the conditions of entry for your pets in Croatia. This usually includes valid identification documents such as a passport and microchip and proof of regular vaccination. If your pet has special health or nutritional needs, consult your vet before arrival.

For all needs once you have reached your destination, there are veterinary clinics and a number of specialised pet stores and salons for their care and beauty at your disposal. Learn how to treat yourself and your pet to a pleasant and safe holiday.


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