A popular Croatian coastal gem

If you’re looking for a relaxing time by the sea, Porec ticks all the boxes. A popular Croatian seaside resort, the town brims with Italianate charm, historic monuments and pretty beaches, surrounded by the crystalline-blue Adriatic. And as if that wasn’t enough, Porec holidays also offer epic scenery, rustic architectural riches and all the convenience you would expect from a modern travel destination. The historic Old Town is full of ancient treasures, and buzzing cafés and restaurants where waiters tempt passers-by with their menus of seafood and local truffles.

The quaint streets radiate out from the Unesco-protected Euphrasian Basilica, a Byzantine masterpiece with glittering mosaics. As well as culture-packed days, holidays to Porec also offer fun-filled nights. This is the nightlife capital of Istria, with options ranging from terraced café-bars where you can watch the sunset, to all-night dance clubs popular with locals. After a big night out, collapse next morning on one of the sandy beaches or hidden shingle coves.

Your Porec questions, answered

Porec sits on the Istrian peninsula, known for its food-focused culture. Truffles are a local speciality, used in meat, fish and pasta dishes. The seafood is also excellent.
The town enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The sea is usually warm enough for swimming from spring until early autumn, depending on how brave you’re feeling.
Porec is not far from Rovinj, a beautiful web of cobbled streets surrounding a fishing port, and Pula, which is renowned for its spectacular Roman ruins. Both are worth a visit.

Best things to do in Porec

Take a tour

The centre of Porec is a treasure trove of architectural gems, from Gothic churches to Roman ruins. This city was designed to be explored on foot.

Head underground

Home to many sculpted stalagmites and stalactites, the Baredine Cave offers stunning natural wonders to fawn over as you descend deep below the ground. Guided tours are available.

Make a splash

Porec boasts 26 Blue Flag-certified beaches on its long coastline, meaning the water is clean and the beaches are well looked after. What are you waiting for?