In the middle of history

In the middle of history

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Welcome to Poreč!

Situated in the western part of the Istrian peninsula, on the sea, there is the town of Poreč. With its indented coastline of 37 km long, it stretches from the confluence of the river Mirna to the town of Funtana.

Poreč, one of the most popular Istrian destinations, apart from the charming town center, promenades, beaches and restaurants, is also famous for its two thousand years of long history whose traces are visible on every corner of the city - the remains of Roman temples and forums, the Euphrasius basilica built in 6 century, the Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

Porec and its surroundings are one of the most important tourist regions in Croatia, popular and favorite amongst sun and sea lovers, as well as active vacations and attractions.

Tourism in Poreč started to develop in the middle of the nineteenth century. The sudden tourist development started in the 60s of the last century, so in the 1970s Poreč became the strongest tourist center in Croatia. Today in the town of Porec there are about thirty hotels with over 95,000 beds.

Just a couple of kilometers from Porec there is small but geologically rich, the cave of Baredine where is the habitat of olm. At about twenty kilometers distance is Lim Channel with its pirate past and today's fish specialties. At 20-40 km distance, there are famous and picturesque Istrian towns - Motovun, Višnjan (with the nearby Zvjezdarnica), Grožnjan, Sv. Lovreč, Novigrad, Rovinj, and others.

Only 60 km away is Pula with its famous and well-preserved arena. And just 50 km away is the town of Fažana, which serves as a starting point for visiting Brijuni.

The Poreč promenade offers the discovery of a series of interesting and beautiful scenes that will not leave anyone indifferent. Various offerings, a large selection of hotels and private accommodation, hospitable hosts, a beautifully landscaped city full of flowers and greenery, are a part of the rich Poreč tourist tradition.

The peninsula on which the old town of Poreč was inhabited 6000 years ago. Two thousand years ago, after the subjugation of Histi, the Romans founded their own Parentium colony. In the harsh past, the city was ruled by Byzantium, the Venetian Republic, Napoleon's France, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Italy, and Yugoslavia. The old town itself is a unique monument of culture.

The sacred complex of Euphrasius with the Basilica is one of the most valuable Byzantine buildings in the world. Mosaics painted on the interior and facade of the church are among the most beautifully preserved works of Byzantine art.

Don't miss the chance to visit this city that will fascinate you with its warmth and charm!

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