Visit Poreč – a small and charming town. It is located on the weastern coast of the Istrian peninsula. The town is almost 2,000 years old that´s why it´s called a city with a thousand years history. Therefore, enjoy your visit in this breathtaking city.
Meet the City
Poreč is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia, not only in summer. This city is worth it in all four seasons. Sometimes, people say that it is a blend of Pula and Rovinj. Small, but rich in history, Poreč is a great option for everyone who likes authentic, distinctive and delightful holiday. Therefore, you should definitely explore town´s historic sights. The Old Town is almost entirely surrounded by the sea. You can enjoy your walk down the beautiful cobblestone streets and have a cup of coffee in one out of many charming cafes. Start your stroll at the Freedom Square and explore the city´s sights. You definitely shouldn´t miss the city walls, so continue to the Maršal Tito Shore.
Down the history path
Poreč´s most famous sight is the Euphrasian Basilica, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption Mary – a true example of Byzantine architecture. This episcopal complex includes a basilica, a sacristy, a baptistry and a bell tower. It dates back to the 6th century. This site is UNESCO World Heritage listed since 1997. and it has amazing mosaics.
In ancient times, the Marafor Square was the heart of busy city life. Here, the ancient pavement is preserved and you can still see the foundations of ancient buildings. Also, Temple of Neptune – built in the 1st century and on the opposite the Temple of Mars – worthwhile places to visit.
If you´re here during summer, don´t miss some of the best beaches: Val Marea (high-standard beach, a Blue-Flag awardee and the most luxurious), Val Maro (the only sandy beach), Lotosi Beach (you can rent a bike and enjoy great food at nearby restaurants), Laguna Beach (crystal clear water, a lot of activities), Hawaii Beach (a true gem: amazing view and crystal clear water), and more.
Also, 5km of Poreč you can find a small underground cave – Baredine Cave. The visit takes around 40 minutes and the lowest point is 132 m below ground.
Finally, if you´re staying longer, visit surrounding cities Rovinj, Umag, Pula, Motovun – and many beautiufl Istrian cities. Don´t miss the local cuisine. Therefore, go for a wine tasting, cheese and olive oil tasting, try delicious traditional meals: everything with truffles 🙂 , homemade pasta, Istrian seafood, Croatian rakija, and much more. Bon appetit!