The almost 2 centuries old town of Poreč or once Colonia lulia Parentium today is one of the most popular Adriatic destinations. From its establishment, the inhabitants of Poreč lived from fishing and land cultivation. Their main source of income today is tourism. Poreč as we know it today is full of diverse aromas, sounds and colours which can be experienced by every town visitor.
The history of Poreč started 2 centuries BC when the Roman castrum was built on a small peninsula, today known as the old core of Poreč.
The main Poreč streets are Cardo Maximus and Decumanus, which hide numerous monuments and sights, of which the most important is the 5th century Euphrasian Basilica, the most valuable monument in Poreč protected by UNESCO in 1997 as the world heritage site. The remains of the Neptune and the Mart's temples are located immediately next to the oldest Marafor Square. Wherever you go in Poreč, you will feel that special charm of ancient times and the modern age.
The Poreč Riviera offers beautiful coasts featuring secluded beaches as well as numerous possibilities for an active holiday. Poreč has many restaurants and taverns for everyone, while vineyards will especially delight wine lovers. The young hungry for fun can also enjoy in numerous offers in Poreč ranging from open air concerts, bars, night clubs to festivals and town feasts for their ideal pastime.
Natural beauties near Poreč include the Lim Bay, the Romuald Cave and the Baredine Pit as the first Istrian speleological site turned into a tourist location. One may take a boat to the island of St. Nikola where the entire day can be spent swimming on the beach or taking a walk along one of the numerous trails intersecting the island while enjoying in the Mediterranean nature.
Due to the quality of its offer, clean sea and the number of visitors, Poreč has received multiple awards and has become one of the best visited destinations in Croatia for a perfect pleasure and holiday.