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.
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.
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?