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Poreč (Croatia)

Practical information about Poreč

  • Relaxation
  • Encounters with locals
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Port
  • Water Sports
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Archaeological Site
  • Museums
  • Castle and fortress
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
21 miles from Rovinj by car
When to go
Between May and October
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Poreč

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

Poreč is a wonderful and historic little coastal town in the Croatian region of Istria, on the border with Slovenian.

My suggestion:
Istria has some amazing culinary specialities to offer, which are very different from what you find in the rest of the country. So bon appétit!

Despite looking a little like Dubrovnik, with its magnificent old town surrounded by fortified walls and blue sea, Poreč has its own specific identity, an identity also shared by the region in which it is located, Istria. I particularly enjoyed being here, in the exquisite little town centre under the benevolent eye of its magnificent 7th-century basilica, which is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As everywhere in Croatia, unfortunately, I found the area around Poreč to be a bit spoiled due to the rapid construction of large hotel complexes for tourists and the excess of tourism-related activity that takes place there once summer arrives.

This did not, however, prevent me from enjoying Poreč, which I would recommend visiting out of season so that you can better enjoy both the town itself and its coast, and not forgetting the region's wonderful and strongly Italian-influenced culinary specialities as well. Poreč is definitely somewhere worth making a stop at when visiting Croatia.

Aerial view of Poreč's old town