The Croatian National Tourist Office has on a number of occasions named Porec as the most popular holiday resort in entire Croatia. Though there is a heavy flow of tourist to this popular tourism place, the area never seems overcrowded. This has been achieved by an intelligent infrastructure plan, including Porec accommodation like Porec villas and Porec apartments as well as other facilities over a larger area. You will notice that the Porec apartments and Porec villas are evenly spread across the town. The easiest and most used way of reaching Porec is by taking a flight to Pula. From the main bus terminus at Pula there are regular services to Porec. Other ways of reaching Porec is by catamaran service from Venice or even a private flight from Pula airport which – surprisingly - is not a very costly affair. Holiday rentals along the coast of Croation Istria, Porec show off a veritable gem of white walls and red tiled roofs. The holiday village turns into a lively cultural centre during the peak summer months of July and August, when Jazz and Classical music festivals display the best of Croatian artists to enthusiastic locals and curious tourists on holiday alike.
Porec was known as Parentium in pre-historic times and the Romans had captured this area and built their armed fortresses in this area. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Porec fell under the hands of Venetian rulers and the Austro-Hungarian leaders to name but a few. The history of Porec is a rich and largely tragic one, with the island suffering heavily at the hands of the bubonic plague and through the heavy artillery fire during the Second World War. Visitors would do well to see the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica which has withstood both the wrath of nature and human destruction quite magnificently. The Basiclica has since been declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. It is a site of travel for students of Byzantine art, because of the mosaics dating back to the 6th century BC. Experts agree that these are among the best examples of Byzantine art in the entire world. Visitors to Porec should be aware that a series of impressive architectural sites make for a solid two days worth of exploration, so making a holiday home rental is advised so that you have enough time for Porec in your travel holiday itinerary. Most notable are the Pentagonal Tower, the Great Temple of Neptune and the ornate gothic house. Just outside of Porec you will find the series of fascinating Baredine Caves, ancient limestone caverns that have a guided tour in English also available. There is so much to see around, a Porec holiday surely will never get boring. Go on a trip to Triest, which is only about a one and a half hours drive away, or go to Slovenia which lies even much closer. It's up to you!
Other great attractions include the remains of the Roman forum in the Marafor Square which is also home to the temples of Neptune and Mars. Additionally, get to grips with the natural beauty on display in Porec with a visit to the two bays marking the town boudaries. However you decide to spend your Porec holiday, be sure to find the perfect accommodation to match your individual holiday expectations. The Porec apartments and Porec villas are spread right across the town, close to all of the great attractions. Whether you opt for the privacy and comfort of one of our exclusive Porec villas or you prefer the convenience and accessibility of the apartments in Porec, you're in for a great vacation in this quaint Croatian village. Do be aware, however, that despite Porec’s vibrant nightlife and culture, the beaches are rocky. If you plan to stay here for more than a weekend break, you’ll undoubtedly crave beach access - just hop on a boat and ferry out to St. Nicholas Island, soak in the sun on a powdery white beach and recharge yourself for more amazing architectural wonders back in Porec.
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