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About Poreč

Feel the touch of eternity! And find out why Poreč has a reputation for being an exceptional Adriatic tourist area that seems to go on forever. Known to be the second (behind Rovinj) most widely visited town in Istria, with the number of visitors increasing every year, Poreč is cultural as well as beautiful.

Euphrasian Basilica

Euphrasian Basilica

Poreč is home to UNESCO’s Euphrasian Basilica which was built in the 6th century and, because of its exceptional value, it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. Also in this historic town, a former Roman colony, you can enjoy the sights of Romanesque architecture with beautiful Venetian style Gothic palaces. Wandering through the orthogonal set of streets, which have been completely preserved until today, will make your walk a truly memorable experience.

We also recommend a visit to the medieval Romanesque house with its interesting wooden balcony and the Gothic pentagonal tower, which once served as the town gate and is now the entrance to an exceptional world of new all-evening gastronomic discoveries.

Poreč has an extensive range of activities to suit all ages from tennis, cycling and horse riding to sailing, diving, surfing,  or water-skiing in the ski park. Consequently, over the last few of years, Poreč has become a popular destination for professional and recreational sportsmen and women from all over Europe.

How about wine tasting, truffle hunting, olive harvesting and oil pressing or wandering amongst the aromatic lavender fields? All are within easy reach and can be easily arranged for you. However, you may just wish to stretch out on any of the pretty grass areas by the sea or flat stone beaches to sunbathe (nude, in designated areas, if you wish) or swim in the crystal clear seas that have made Porec a first rate tourist destination.

Home of fine wine, olive oil, truffles, ham and cheese, Poreč boasts an array of charming traditional Istrian taverns, cafes and restaurants where you can indulge in these specialities, with prices to suit all budgets. The Old Town of Poreč also has a great piazza where you can dine and drink, eat ice cream or just sit and enjoy a variety of music, dance and drama in the open air, during the local festival season.

Later in the evenings, away from the piazza and down some of the tiny winding streets, you can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the taverns, some great bars, and a few discos if you so wish. Lots of fun from sunset till sunrise! And when the sun rises again, take pleasure in our wonderful beaches, where the land touches the sea.

Many other tourist experiences can also be found in the neighbouring small places. Enjoy one of many restaurants or native taverns with all the enchantments of the real Mediterranean cuisine. Relieve all your stress by visiting lovely picturesque villages settled in the hinterland and lead the calm “true Mediterranean” life.

Hop on a bus, take the small tourist train, walk, cycle or drive and take in the rugged Istrian coastline with its array of picturesque coves, fishing villages and stunning beaches. Visit other nearby coastal towns such as Rovinj, Opatija and Pula or the nearby Limski Canal.


Tourist Office

Zagrebačka 9
52440 Poreč
T: +385 (0)52 451293, +385 (0)52 451458
F: +385 (0)52 451665

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