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.