POREČ and its coast are one of the most liked and most visited tourist destinations on the Adriatic. The City of Poreč is the centre of the area, located at the western coast of Istria - a peninsula largely belonging to Croatia. It houses some 20,000 habitants, while the summer months each year welcome some 70,000 tourists. Streets of Poreč are strewn with traces of great cultures - ancient, Roman, Gothic. Take a walk through Poreč and we guarantee you will not remain indifferent.
Hotels in Poreč are numerous, as is the offer of private lodging; the natives are friendly, the city full of flowers and greenery. Warmth and charm - what better to welcome you to the rest of the tourist offer! The peninsula housing the Poreč centre was inhabited over 6000 years ago. The Romans, after conquering the Histri some 2000 years ago, founded their colony here, calling it Parentium. During more recent history, the city was governed by the Byzantine empire, the Venetian Republic, Napoleon´s France, the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, Italy and Yugoslavia. The old town itself is a unique monument of culture. The Euphrasian sacral complex and diocese from the 6th century are especially impressive, ranked among the most valuable Byzantine structures in the world. Church mosaics from the Byzantine times are also regarded as some of the most beautiful artistic remains of the empire.
Distances to Poreč from…:
- The nearest train station in Pazin: 32 km
- The nearest airport in Pula: 55 km
- The nearest airport/air taxi locations
Vrsar: 13 km, Rovinj 35, Pula 55, Koper 55, Trieste 70, Rijeka 90, Ljubljana 150, Venice 250, Zagreb 290, Milan 480, Munich 600, Wien 540, Budapest 600, Prague 800, Frankfurt 950, Amsterdam 1400
- The City of Poreč also contains the nautical international border crossing, offering summer boat lines to Trieste and Venice