One of the most popular resorts in Istria, Poreč wows visitors with its picturesque Roman and Venetian architecture, beautiful beaches and other outstanding natural attractions. A combination of laid-back restaurants and lively bars and clubs appeal to families and party-goers alike.
Things to do in Poreč
There are more than a dozen rock and pebble beaches along the coast, many equipped with play areas and sports facilities. Kids will love the giant water slides, pools and endless river at Aquacolors Water Park. Alternatively, get up close to marine wildlife at Poreč Aquarium and meet turtles, octopuses and brightly-coloured tropical fish.
Need a break from the heat? Cool temperatures can be found in Baredine Cave, home to an underground lake and chambers with curtains of stalactites. A little further north, Mramornica Cave is one of the largest in Istria and has stalagmites up to 13 metres high.
The 6th-century Euphrasius Basilica is Poreč’s most-beautiful historical attraction. Take a look at the intricate Byzantine mosaics that decorate the interior and climb the belfry for a bird’s-eye view of the old town. History enthusiasts can go back in time at the Heritage Museum and see the Roman Lapidarium and a collection of prehistoric ceramics.
Listen to a concert in Matija Gubec Park or watch a film at the open-air cinema in Villa Polesini. Every week, Circus in the City has the streets teeming with jugglers, acrobats and fire-eaters.
Getting around Poreč
Pula Airport is around a 45-minute drive south of Poreč or you can catch a bus into Pula centre and then transfer to Poreč. The town centre is small enough to walk around and buses travel between the coastal towns.