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Get to know Poreč

Poreč is a town located in the heart of the western coast of Istria. A town of culture, tourism, sport and entertainment, it has been recognised and awarded for the beauty of its public spaces and its cleanliness many times over.

Poreč grew from a small coastal settlement into an attractive tourist destination distinct for the great care put into the beauty of its public spaces, a wide variety of accommodation possibilities, a diverse offering of events and activities as well as facilities tailored to each individual guest.

Poreč is a town with a long and turbulent history which nurtures remnants of its past in the heart of its old town. From Ancient Roman times to the present day more than two thousand years have passed, and the streets of Poreč continue to preserve their original architecture and numerous cultural and historical monuments. Of these we can especially note the Euphrasian Basilica with its distinctive mosaics dating from the 6th century which UNESCO recognised and protected as a world heritage site in 1997.

Its attractive location allows guests of Poreč the possibility of visiting other important localities within its vicinity: one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice, the Brijuni National Park, the Baredine Caves, the Roman Arena in Pula, the Pazin-Pisino Chasm and the Lim Fjord.

Aside from its culture and tourism, Poreč also has a sports and entertainment side. Almost every hotel has a summer terrace, and hot summer nights in Poreč are enriched by numerous restaurants, discotheques, night clubs, bars and casinos.

Poreč also offers its guests diverse possibilities in the realm of sports, from tennis, beach volleyball, football, horseback riding, cycling, walking and other water sports which enhance the holidays of every one of its guests. Poreč is also preferred by world-class athletes and recreational athletes as a location for preparation and training.

For those who crave adrenaline, Poreč offers carting, paintball, waterskiing on the only ski-lift on the Adriatic coast, jet-ski riding, mountain biking and other sports for all those who love active holidays. Poreč offers the possibility of not only discovering its jewels, but also of exploring its surrounding area and discovering for yourselves why Istria is called ‘Terra Magica’ (magic land).

Poreč is surely the pearl of Croatian tourism which offers its visitors a different kind of holiday full of entertainment and events…. In short, a mosaic of experiences.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

  • Best Beach Holiday Destination 2013

  • Istria Top Summer Food Destination 2013

The reputation of Istria has continues in 2015, as one of the world's top destinations after receiving numerous awards from leading travel guides like Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveler. The Istrian peninsula is further praised by most tourist guides and journalists

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