Istria, Croatia

Fažana to Fort Punta Christo

Lana Bukvic

This is a lovely waterside run from the attractive seaside village of Fažana to the hilltop Fort Punta Christo. After running mainly along the water for 4.5 km, there’s a climb of 30m over ~1 km to the Fort, which was built at the end of the 19th century by the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to defend City of Pula. You’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the entrance to the Bay of Pula and its breakwater, as well to National Park Islands Brijuni on the opposite side.

Fort Punta Christo. Wikimedia Commons

Starting in Fažana, run along the waterside path (Riva ul.) for 2 km, and then join the road to run around the marina. Option: 1.5 km out and back along an additional waterside path, just past the parking lot. Continue along the road, water to your right, and then begin the short climb to the fort. For the return, retrace your steps, or for variety and a small loop, head down to lost beach and then take the interior road (note: narrow, soft shoulder), rejoining the main original route at the camping area (7 km mark).

Note: Can get crowded, best to go early in summer.

 

Essentials
  • 11.4 km (7.1 mile) loop. Optional additonal 1.5 km out and back on waterside path
  • Poreč Marina