Countdown to Dimensions: make the most of your trip to Croatia

Dimensions Festival is an underground electronic music festival held at Fort Punta Christo, perhaps one of the most amazing festival locations ever imagined. But let's see how you can make the most of your trip to Pula, one of Istria's most beautiful and authentic cities. Here are some of our suggestions.

THE ARENA

Speckled with Roman ruins, centered around the magnificent Amphitheatre – The Arena. With stone tiers all the way around, an estimated 20,000 blood-thirsty spectators could watch the Gladiators fighting to the death below. A must see for every tourist.

TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS

The Temple, situated in the Forum, is dedicated to goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between the year 2 BC and AD 14 when the Emperor died. According to its shape, it follows the typical pattern of temples.

TRIUMPHAL ARCH OF SERGI - GOLDEN GATE

The “Golden Gate” was built between the years 29 and 27 BC by the Sergi family, in honor of three members of the family who held important positions in Pula at that time.

ISTRIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

The museum collects works of art created in the second half of last century until the latest work of recent artists. MCAI represents an open meeting place of multiculturalism and, above all, to be a leading cultural and art institution of Istrian artists.

THE UNDERGROUND GALLERIES ZEROSTRASSE

One of the many underground tunnels from the Austro-Hungarian period is open for visitors. Underground tunnel no. 12 is about 400 m long and has a central hall. Its tunnels are 3 - 6 m wide and about 2.5 m high, whereas the temperature is never above 20 degrees Celsius.

Tickets and accommodation for Dimensions

Early bird tickets have long since sold out, but you can still snap up tickets from their website. There’s a wide variety of on-site accommodation options, from the campsite to hostels, mobile homes and boutique camping. Check out the accommodation page for more.

With Fort Punta Christo being so close to Pula, the town is also a great place to stay in if attending the festival. There’s a variety of accommodation there with something for every budget.

Getting to Pula

Pula Airport is the nearest to the Festival site and therefore the best airport to fly to. Many airlines now fly from the UK to Pula, including British Airways from London Heathrow; Easyjet and Norwegian from London Gatwick; Ryanair from London Stansted; Thomson from London Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester; and Jet2.com from London Stansted, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Edinburgh. Aer Lingus also fly from Dublin to Pula.

 

There are buses that transfer you from the airport to the main bus station in Pula, from where you can make your way to the Festival site. For more options, consider flying to somewhere in Italy (such as Trieste, Venice Treviso or Venice Marco Polo Airports) to where there are daily connections in summer from the UK. It is relatively easy to transfer from any of these airports to Pula.

By Andrej, edited on 13 June 2018