Porec is a must-visit destination on the coastline of Croatia for many reasons. Porec is a small city on Istrian Peninsula, but it has been a center of tourism in Croatia since the end of the second world war. The city is attractive because of its history and heritage, but also because of many beautiful beaches and attractions.
Thanks to constant investments, Porec has a wide offer of sports, excursions, accommodation, entertainment,... which attracts tourists to visit this beautiful city on the Istrian peninsula each year.
Porec - city of history and culture
The old city of Porec has its roots in the Roman area. Romans build the whole old part of the city in the 1st century and named it Colonia Iulia Parentium. In the 4th century, the church Euphrasian Basilica was built. The church is under UNSECO protection, and it is open to visitors.
To explore the city it is best to walk along Decumanus street beginning at Freedom Square and ending at the main Square, Marafor.
The attractions that need to be visited are the main Harbor, city museum, round and five edge towers, gothic palace, baroque palace, house of Istrian Council, Neptun’s temple, and the palace of family Zuccato.
It is a good idea to take a guided tour in one of the local agencies, to better understand the entire story of Porec city.
Active holidays in Porec
Porec has a rich offer of sports facilities for any time of the year.
If you are a bike lover, you might consider biking the Parenzana bike route to the north or choosing south bike routes to Vrsar and Rovinj. There are numerous MTB and road bike trails.
You might try some water sport like sailing, diving, jet-skiing, water-skiing or windsurfing. Also, it is nice to rent a kayak or a paddle boat and take your friends on an adventure alongside the coast. If you prefer flying, you can visit Fly Club Poreč and fly in an airplane or jump with a parachute over the city, at your own risk of course!
Furthermore, Porec has tennis facilities such as Zelena Laguna and Plava Laguna. You can play Golf at Zelena Laguna Resort. At Motodrom Poreč, you can take a carting drive, ride horses or play Padel (check Padel Poreč).
Zelena Laguna Resort is also heaven for beach volleyball fans, with many beach volleyball courts at a professional level.
Porec has three fitness centers; Veli Joze, Zatika and Valamar Dijamant, but there are also many street workouts parks outside, which are more suitable for the summer season.
Not to mention other sports like basketball, football, table tennis, climbing, mini-golf,... choices are countless.
If you are an amateur or professional athlete, you can choose to compete at some of many organized competitions like Istria 3000, Plava Laguna Ironman, Cro Race or Lim Bay Challange.
Excursions and adventures in Porec
Except for sports, while you are staying in Porec, you should consider taking a half or one-day trip to some nearby destinations.
We recommend the following:
- Baredine Cave
- Boat excursion to Lim Fjord and Vrsar
- Sunset with dolphins
- Guided Quad Tour
- Trip to Venice by boat
- Visit Saint Nicolas island
- Visit local wineries and try local wines and olive oil
If you have any questions or want to book one of the excursions, contact us and we will be happy to help.
Family holidays in Porec
Family beaches in Porec
Porec is a perfect destination for a family vacation. You can find many gravel and sandy beaches where kids can easily play and enjoy the day on the beach. Most of the beaches have a blue flag sign, which means that they are safe and have other entertainment facilities to make a family day on the beach unforgettable.
Family beaches in Porec are Parentino, Materada, Luna, Brulo, and many beaches in resorts Zelena Laguna and Plava Laguna, located south of the city.
Family entertainment in Porec
To make the whole family happy, you might choose to buy a whole or a half-day ticket for the Aqua park Aquacolors in Porec. Many attractive slides, full of an adrenaline rush, entertainment programs for kids, fast food, sports facilities are something that might fulfill the wishes of each family member, and it is all located in the same place.
Party holidays in Porec
If you want to experience crazy days and nights having a party with your friends and meeting new people from the whole world, Porec has also those possibilities.
Beach bars in Porec
During the day, you might chill on the beach or have a drink in one of the beach bars with a DJ playing the music. Saint&Sinner, Tequila or Polidor beach bars in Porec can offer you such an experience.
Night clubs and Bars in Porec
Porec has a few nightclubs that are full in the summer and are in charge of keeping the city alive during the night. For unforgettable nights in Porec you shod try Saint&Sinner club, Coco and Byblos Club.
For a late evening atmosphere, visit the bars in the city like General Lounge bar Porec, Bacchus or Epoca bar.
Accommodation in Porec
Villas with Pool in Porec
No matter if you are traveling with your family or friends, a villa in the Porec area might be a perfect choice. A villa with a pool offers a private atmosphere and refreshment in the pool at any time. Still, you are just minutes away from the first beaches, and other entertainment, sports, and shopping facilities.
Choose one of our Villas with Pool in Porec and let this be the best holiday in your life. If your pet is traveling with you, no problem! You can find a lot of pet-friendly villas with pools in Porec and its surrounding on our website.
Private Apartments in Porec
If you prefer to be closer to the city or to the beach, private apartments in Porec are a great choice. Explore our wide offer of private apartments in Porec.