Villa Hedone & Hedone Luxury apartments in the center of Pula and Rakalj, Istria, Croatia Rakalj


Pula is a city rich in history and cultural monuments. Visit the amphitheater which dominates the city and is the 6th largest ancient amphitheater in the world, Augustus’ temple, triumphal arch of the Sergijans, the Forum, the gates of Hercules, church and monastery of St. Frances, castle, navy cemetery and many others. The city offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities as well. You can take part in windsurfing, basketball, tennis, sailing, panoramic flights, nature climbing, golf, scuba diving, walking and cycling.



Rakalj is a small town on the west bank of the Raša bay, located on the southeast coast of Istria, 12 km northeast of Marčane and 30 km from Pula. First mentioned in 1190th, Rakalj was once known for its traditional Istrian pottery, a tradition now revived for tourism purposes. It was also known for its skilled sailors and fishermen. Rakalj is also attractive to visitors due to its cultural and historical sights (the Baroque parish church built in the 18th century, the Rakalj castle ruins) as well as the ethnographic collection situated in the native home of scholar and writer Mijo Mirkovic (Mate Balota). Stari Rakalj (Old Rakalj), is located closer to the sea on a small hill along the Raška bay. Next to the ruins of the Old Rakalj is the church of St. Agnes from the year 1495. The location and its surroundings is rich in flora and fauna, and as such is suitable for rural tourism, hunting and hiking. Rakalj offers beautiful a countryside, the sea, the sun and the quiet away from the crowded seaside resorts. Many beautiful beaches (located 3 km away) are hidden from view, providing a sense of freedom and intimacy. You can enjoy the delicacies of the Istria region in the restaurant "Sveti Mikula”. While staying in Rakalj do not forget to visit other famous tourist destinations in Istria such as Pula, Rovinj, Umag and Poreč.