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The small fishing village of Vinkuran, situated in the hinterland of Pula, well-known at the time of the ancient Romans, reflects  southern Istria with unusual calm. With a beautiful view of the depths of the sea and nearby islets, surrounded by rich the fragrant Mediterranean forest, located just above the bay of Soline, Vinkuran is a true oasis for those seeking relaxation, where only birdsong and crickets disturb the peace.
The clam bay Soline, covered with pine trees and sheltered from all winds, the home of small boats that lay lazily in the sun, is a true treasure chest in which lies the famous oyster farm – a true delicacy worshiped by the Romans. The Soline hill is a protected forest park which provides each hiker and biker with the true joy of the real touch of the Mediterranean.

More about Vinkuran

The beautiful sea bed of Vinkuran, especially the islands in its vicinity, are very attractive to divers because of their truly unique underwater caves. Nearby there is the place called Vintijan, known for its large and well-preserved prehistoric hillfort. Even with all these attractions, Vinkuran is still most famous for the ancient Roman quarry, Cave Romane, from whose high-quality limestone the Pula Arena was built, as well as many other objects and countless sculptures. Today it is the stage of art colonies, where many sculptors show their talent and love for this valued stone.

This territory is known for the finding of the ruins in Vintijan, a large prehistoric settlement from the period of the Histri, an ancient tribe who ruled in this part of the region. During antiquity, the area of Vinkuran became very famous for its quarry, Cave Romane, the white stone from which the emperor Vespasian built the amphitheater. Valuable sculptures from that time were found, such as a sculpture from the 1st century AD and a portrait head with a crown from the end of first and the beginning of the second century. In the surrounding area, there are several small quarries from that period. The village was first mentioned in 1303, at the time of the Venetian rule, when it became part of Pomer. In 1424, Vinkuran was mentioned in the statute of Pula as Vencoral. Its people were mostly engaged in fishing and farming, paying their taxes to Venice in exchange of protection.

Like many other places in Istria, Vinkuran was abandoned several times after the plague and re-settled on several occasions, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries. At the end of the 19th century, during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vinkuran was populated by the inhabitants of Premantura, who were hired in Pulas’ Aresenal, the powerful naval port and shipyard of the Austrian monarchy. In 1904, Vinkuran got its first school, finally becoming a permanent living place for the local people. During the reign of Italy, as well as in other places, Vinkuran experienced a difficult period, which lasted until the end of the Second World War and the final liberation of these areas.

Soline bay – beautiful beach sheltered by a pineta
Soline Hill – protected forest park
Cave Romane – Roman quarry
Vintijan – prehistoric ruins of the Bronze Age
Diving – underwater world rich in attractiveness

Vinkuran night – traditional folk festival 06:06
Šanpjero Games – Games of skill and speed of 08.08.
Pomer night – a traditional folk festival 14:08 ..
Dani Rotonde, vinkuran harbor – an exhibition of paintings, pottery and handicraft 23.08