Porec Apartments and Villas in Croatia
The Croatian National Tourist Office has on a number of occasions named Porec as the most popular holiday resort in all of Croatia and while there is a heavy flow of tourists to this popular destination, the area never seems overcrowded. This has been achieved by an intelligent infrastructure plan, which hasn’t compromised local identity and you will notice that our apartments are evenly spread across the town and our holiday rentals along the coast of Croation Istria, Porec show off a veritable gem of white walls and red tiled roofs. This lovely 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.
Stay and explore Porec - a region with deep history, culture and beautiful surroundings
Porec was known as Parentium in pre-historic times and the Romans had captured the area and built armed fortresses there just like in Pula. 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. Despite this history of destruction, the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica has withstood the tests if time quite magnificently and has 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 that 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, it is advised you allow enough time for Porec in your itinerary. Most notable are the Pentagonal Tower, the Great Temple of Neptune and the ornate Gothic house. The remains of the Roman forum in the Marafor Square are also home to the temples of Neptune and Mars. Just outside of Porec you will find the series of fascinating Baredine Caves, ancient limestone caverns that have a guided tour in English available. There is so much to see in this region and a to trip Trieste over the Italian border, or to Slovenia are great ideas as they are easy to travel to in just over an hour.
If you plan to stay here for more than a weekend break, you'll undoubtedly crave beach access so just hop on a boat and go out to St. Nicholas Island, soak in the sun on a powdery white beach and recharge yourself. Do remember that despite Porec's vibrant nightlife and culture, the beaches are rocky, so bring the right footwear! Whether you opt for the privacy and comfort of one of our exclusive Porec villas or you prefer the convenience and accessibility of an apartment in Porec, you're in for a great vacation in this quaint Croatian village.The easiest and most popular way of reaching Porec is by taking a flight to Pula and then walking to the bus terminus at Pula where 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.
Other popular holiday destinations in Istria that you could visit if you enjoy travelling around a wider region during your holidays are:
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