Pula, Istria's largest town, is located on seven hills in the south of the Istrian peninsula, and is a treasure house of Roman architecture. Its most famous monument, located in the heart of the town, is the Arena, which is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world.
While walking around the town, you'll be enchanted by the timeless beauty of the town's ancient monuments, such as the Temple of Augustus, the Arch of the Sergii, the Forum, and the Gate of Hercules.
The legend of the Argonauts describes the pursuit of the Colchidians after the ship Argo and the Golden Fleece. The subjects of the king of Colchis gave up further pursuit after the death of their king’s son. Fearing that they would be punished for his death and the failure of the quest if they returned to Colchis, they decided to settle where the prince had died. Pula therefore became not only a harbor of refuge to the Colchidian fugitives, but also their place of exile. The most famous geographer of the antiquity – Strabo – claims that this is how Pula was founded and according to this legend, it was about three thousand years ago.