Poreč info

Poreč is often referred to as the capital of Croatian tourism. The town is situated on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. Ever since the Roman era, the town has played an important role in the region for reasons such as its position, agricultural resources and religious dominance.

The Poreč Riviera offers many hotels, campsites and apartment facilities both south and north of the old town. The Lanterna peninsula is the northernmost point, 11 km from Poreč, where tourists will find everything they need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. South of the old town there are two lagoons: the blue lagoon (plava laguna) and the green lagoon (zelena laguna), both very popular holiday resorts with lots of activities and excellent accommodation.

A tangle of quaint little alleys, the old part of town is full of restaurants, shops and cultural sights. Its size makes is easy to get around on foot. There are lots of souvenir shops and stalls, look out for gold and silver jewellery, there are real bargains to be made. When you’ve done with shopping you’ll be spoilt for choice in restaurants. You can choose between fish or meat menus, both delicious, and have a local red or white wine. The prices will probably surprise you - they are so much lower than in Italy or Spain. 

The Euphrasius basilica dating from the 5th century A.D. is the most impressive and famous monument in Poreč. It has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. The basilica is one of the best preserved Byzantine complexes in Europe. It was Bishop Euphrasius who ordered a basilica to be built on an older one from the 3rd century A.D. The interior of the church is relatively simple in contrast to the magnificence of its exterior. Do not miss the concerts of classical music during the summer.