Porec is considered to be the pearl of Croatian tourism and is located at the heart of the western coast of Istria. The charming coastal town has managed to preserve most of its original architecture and is bursting with history, boasting Byzantine churches and many other historical monuments such as the Euphrasian Basilica with its beautiful mosaics and The 3 Towers which were built in the 15th Century. Porec has been recognised for its beauty and cleanliness on numerous occasions and along with history and culture, you can also find stunning beaches, an array of wonderful restaurants and cafes and some great nightlife.View villas in Porec
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Istrian cuisine is very natural and simple, taking key ingredients fresh from the land and sea. Around Porec, many dishes are prepared with the local wild plants, wine, vinegar and olive oil. If you want to sample something truly Istrian, try the prsut – a cured ham which all Istrian’s are proud of. The seafood is always fresh and delicious, and sample something rare and native – the Istrian truffle – usually used to flavour pasta and meat.
Porec's nightlife is very lively and fun. Hotel and restaurant terraces become hosts to various entertainers on most evenings, however if you don't feel like putting your dancing shoes on, then you can choose to relax at a beach bar by the sea instead.
There are a wide range of different boat excursions available, such as a visit to the Brioni Islands National Park or a day trip to Lim Bay.
North of Rovinj, about a 20 minute car-ride away, one of the most beautiful natural resources of the Istrian peninsula. Also known under the name of the Lim channel of the Lim fiord. The estuary is rich in fish, and high quality oysters and mussels because of the special conditions of the sea water in the channel.From both sides very steep mountains rise, in some parts even up to 100 meters.
Located between Buje and Novigrad is an award-winning waterpark, with pools, flumes, entertainment and eateries. A fun day in the sunshine for all the family.
Travel by boat from Rovinj to St. Mark's Square in Venice!
The Euphrasian Basilica is the most valuable cultural property in Porec. It was built in the 6th century, during the time of Bishop Euphrasius and includes baptistery, bishop's palace, mosaics and remains dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries. The mosaics are thought to be a valuable piece of Byzantine art and because they have been preserved so well the periods of construction and renovation can still be read.
Brijuni National Park
Ancient roman villas, Illyrian palaces, Byzantine forts, medieval churches and finally – the luxurious presidential residence, visited by the most powerful politicians and famous stars of the 20th century. The private resort owned by Yugoslav president Tito, had been closed for public for decades.
The unique natural beauties and the ideal Mediterranean microclimate give it an additional dimension of exclusivity. The island is inhabited by exotic animals and plants from all over the world.
Where the Balbi’s Arch stands today, there used to be the main gate to the fortified city of Porton della Pescheria. The old gate was pulled down in 1678/79 and the Balbi's Arch was built in its place.
Mini Croatia – An Outdoor Gallery.
If you wish to get familiar with, see and tour Croatia, you only need to come to Rovinj, to the Mini Croatia Park and you will be able to get across Croatia in no longer than half an hour or a bit more. The visitors can enjoy a nice walk, passing through Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Karlovac, all the way to Istria, pazin Cave, Lim Channel, Pula Arena and Rovinj's Church of St. Euphemia.
Football, Squash, Walking and Climbing trails, Paint Balling, Free Climbing, Adventure Parks.
Tennis courts, Go-karting, Bike hire, Cycle route, Fishing
Jet ski, Speed boat, Pedaloes, Water-skiing, Sail boats, Scuba diving, Snorkelling