Porec, Poreč in Croatian, is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Istrian coast, in the western part of Croatia’s peninsula, renowned as a sought-after tourist spot. It is a town of approximately 17,460 inhabitants located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula.
It is a historic, ancient and fascinating city that offers Byzantine, Roman and Oriental architectural references of incredible cultural value. At the same time, it is a city full of tourist activities with its paradisiacal beaches, unique caves, and various local spots to suit all tastes.
To get there, all you need to do is book your place on the ferry on the Venice-Poreč route and, in just over two and a half hours, you will find yourself in a magical city.
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What to see in Poreč
Croatia is a land that alternates between wild natural landscapes and historical villages with a Venetian touch and world-famous nightlife. For those who love 'trendy' vacations, Poreč offers well-equipped beaches, nightclubs and high levels of entertainment.
At the same time, however, the city also offers some of the most interesting historical and prehistoric settlements in Croatia. You can admire Byzantine palaces alongside Venetian buildings, interspersed with UNESCO heritage sites such as the Euphrasius Basilica. The same goes for the Decumanus, the Temple of Neptune, and all the historical heritage you can access from the Old Town pedestrian area.
From history to seascapes
After admiring the beauty of antiquity, it is worth exploring the natural wonders by booking one of the many excursions available off the coast. You can participate in boat tours or head inland to caves and unforgettable hiking trails. For the more daring, we suggest a trip to the island of Sveti Nikola, where it is also possible to participate in watersports and diving.
Nightlife and food
Finally, there is the vibrant nightlife, which comes alive in the prestigious clubs of Zelena and entertains tourists from around the world until late September. During these nights you can admire the clear sky, dance until morning with the sea as a backdrop and appreciate all the beauty of Poreč by night.
This city also offers a lot for gourmets and tourists who like to discover new destinations starting with the traditions of the table. The highlight is the sweet Istrian fritters, sold in practically every typical restaurant. To delight your palate, there are also fresh fish dishes embellished with delicious spicy bouquets, halfway between Italian and Croatian culinary traditions.
Typical dishes include Istrian truffles, asparagus and prosciutto along with boskarin, ravioli, macaroni and tagliatelle. Gilthead bream, sole and seafood, on the other hand, are the highlight for those who prefer second courses, all strictly accompanied by fresh white wine or delicious ice-cold craft beer.
One iconic and must-visit spot is the Vecia Cantina. It is a deconsecrated church built some seven hundred years ago, which over time has been transformed into a beautiful wine bar.
Poreč is a Magical place
Poreč is the perfect city for all tourists, whether travelling with the family or seeking a vibrant nightlife. It is a breath of fresh air, a place unlike many others: in short, it is a dream destination for those looking for something original and never seen before.