- Soak up the sun and enjoy the cool waters of the Adriatic sea
- An historic city centre, with beautiful buildings preserved from ancient times and modern hotel complexes out of town
- Located on a small peninsula, in the heart of the western coast of Istria
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So what's it like?
Poreč has it all; steeped in history, there are wonderful narrow stone cobbled streets within the old town, dating back to Roman times. There are beaches and boat trips to experience and a vast array of places to visit throughout the region. Enjoy the sunset in the harbour area of town, where restaurants and bars come to life.
Relax and discover
Fun on the water: Take a boat trip - numerous excursions - the traditional fishing villages on its shore. Hire a motor boat or kayak to explore the lake yourself. Visit one of the lakeside lidos - relax and soak up some rays or jump in and go for a swim. Dive centre.Festivals: There are numerous festivals that take place throughout the summer. Amongst others, you can visit the Valamar Jazz festival, boat shows, folklore festivals, fishermen's festivals, which include music and the inevitable culinary specialties with seafood. Another festival of note is 'Giostra' (Porec's historical festival), a festival of events and knightly games dating from 1745. Evening atmosphere: The old part of Porec town is a great place to enjoy the glorious sun set across the sea, where restaurants, cafes and bars all come to life as the evening sets in.
Walking: Poreč is a great destination for walking, filled with paths and long promenades shaded by pine trees. Simply strolling through the city centre will reveal the Roman heritage, with street names such as Decumanus and Cardo Maximus. There are numerous walks recommended by the tourist office, that vary in length from interesting, gentle strolls around the centre to more demanding walks of almost 12 km. To enjoy some spectacular views, walk towards Zelena Laguna to discover Poreč’s idyllic lagoons and small coves.
Local Culture: There is evidence of the long history of Porec in the old part of town, where the remains of ancient temples, cobbled streets and other beautiful buildings are preserved. The facades of numerous city palaces will reveal the thousands of years of a various styles and cultural influences which contributed to the formation of today’s city. There are some fabulous Istrian delicacies to be tried, such as air-dried Istrian prosciutto (cured ham), seafood in particular, such as scallops, mussels and oysters. The region is also renowned for its excellent olive oil. Wild asparagus is also a local speciality.
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A small tourist train runs regularly during the day along the coastal outskirts of Porec. A frequent bus service operates from Porec to the nearby coastal resorts of Rovinj, Novigrad and Pula as well as inland to mountain towns and villages. A great base for excursions, bookable in resort, you can visit the glorious Plitvice lakes, the Brijuni islands or even across to Venice.
Numerous beaches and small coves are dotted along the wonderful coastline of the Porec region. The majority of these are pebbled, shingly or constructed with stone slab paving, many of them nicely sheltered by pine trees. There are some twenty beaches in the area of Porec that have their blue flag' status (marking high quality sea and good for bathing). Within a few minutes walk from the city centre there are several places to relax and soak up the sun. The most popular beach is the city beach 'Gradsko kupaliste', close to the Porec marina. Another favourite is to visit the beach on the islet of Sveti Nikola, where you can enjoy stunning views of Porec. Covered by a forest of black oak and pine trees, it only takes a few minutes to reach the island by a free boat, which departs regularly from the town promenade.
Porec has no rep. You'll find a contact number and plenty of local knowledge in your information pack - simply print it off and bring it with you.