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Lanterna - Tar, Porec, 52440, Croatia
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Transfer from airport

by wardy51

I am getting some ridiculous quotes for transfers to Porec from Pula airport, almost as expensive as my reurn flight from the UK..Are there any alternative reasonably priced methods of transport available.

Re: Transfer from airport

by Maurizioago

There are daily buses from Pula to Porec.

Re: Transfer from airport

by wardy51

Is there any busses from the Airport to Pula?

Re: Transfer from airport

by Maurizioago

I don't know.

Re: Transfer from airport

by Maurizioago

Well, there should be a minivan from the airport to the town center. See this;

# Ekaterinburg By Ekaterinburg on November 4, 2007
# Pula Page by Ekaterinburg

Airport bus in Pula - Pula
Airport bus in Pula
by Ekaterinburg
The cute little mini-bus in the photograph was the bus we caught from the bus station in Pula to the airport. The schedule as posted in the bus station is as follows:

Monday : no service

Tuesday - Thursday: 9.00,10.50,17.15

Friday: 9.00, 10.50

Re: Transfer from airport

by alza

hi, you may have your answer already from above replies.

Here's another source to check out.


I typed "Pula Airport" in browser address line and landed directly at Airport website. Clicked "Passenger Info" on left, scrolled down to "Public Transport".
It says the busses operate from Airport to Pula town in connection with flights. Hope that works for you (I think it should.)

Re: Transfer from airport

by wardy51

Thanks everbody. Think I will give this place a miss as nice as it sounds. Buses dont seem too regular and dont want to get stung by having to get a taxi, the cheapest (return) £154.

Re: Transfer from airport

by Maurizioago

You could come in Italy (I mean northern Italy) and from here go to Croatia by bus. For instance you could book a flight to Trieste; spend there some three or four days, then go to Croatia by bus.

Travel Tips for Porec

When & Why visit Porec?

by Srechko

Busiest months to visit Porec are June - August. If you come earlier or later, you might save some money but also experience unusually cold weather and/or slow night life. Most people visit Porec for its excellent combination of day and night activities though. There is all kind of beaches in there, water is usually crystal clear. If you like sandy beaches then Porec is not a place for you. I personally prefer stone and natural / difficult to approach beaches and there is plenty of those in and around Porec. Rainy days can be spent browsing through the old town and exploring its venetian churches and romanesque monuments.

Night life is great, but if you want to experience it to its fullest than you shouldn't limit yourself to old town. Many downtown cafe's and restaurants are open until late, but the best dicotheques and bars are located little outside the town (see my night life tips).

Not taking at least one excursion either by land or by a boat is a big miss. Last time we took a whole day trip to Rovinj by boat. You can find a relatively good deals that include lunch, wine - as much as you can drink during lunch and guides.

Talking about neighbouring towns - my personal favourites in Istria (of course after Porec) are Vrsar on the coast and Motovun inland. I miss everything from here, it is my birth place. Even though I am still far away from retirement, I am already seeing myself owning a house on the coast, enjoying beautiful sunsets and going fishing...one day...

A daytrip to Rovinj.

by Maurizioago

Rovinj is a picturesque town some km far from Porec. It is situated on a peninsula that was once an island.

It is a popular tourist resort with plenty of accomodations, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Rovinj is overlooked by the cathedral of Saint Euphemia; located on the highest point of the town.

The Roman Temples


On the west side of the square (first photo), there remains very little of the Roman temples, the temple of Neptune (Neptunov hram) and the Great temple (Veliki hram), both built in the second century : a fluted column and the lower parts of a few walls, half hidden by laurel bushes.

A few Roman sarcophages are scattered among the ruins of the Roman temples, under the cedar trees (second photo). They are empty and the cover has been removed. No writing is visible. The place is very quiet and peaceful, very different from the crowd in the Decumanus !

The remains of the Roman Temple to Neptun (Neptunov hram) are the memory of the past, but (third photo) behind, in the background, Pore? is living and its inhabitants doing their laundry, and hanging their laundry behind the Roman ruins because everyday life is always stronger than remains of the past.

The cartouche on the fourth photo shows a coat of arm representing a tree with its fruits. The tree is drawn in a symbolic way and might represent the tree of life. The tree of life can be represented under the appearance of either an apple tree or of an orange tree. Here, I would bet for an apple tree.

The fifth photo shows a doorway which is all what remains of a Roman temple. It stays still, while the walls and the temple have fallen down long ago. It looks like the symbol of pointlessness! A wall-less doorway allowing to enter into an roof-less space ??!! It is about as useful as Jarry's handless knife with the blade missing !


by eden_teuling

Istria has been a wine-growing region even before Christ!

A Roman Stone Monument from the year 75 (Stela) with a relief of a grape gatherer tells us about that tradition.

By the end of the 19th Century an agricultural Institute with a wine callar was founded.

Wine and "rakija" made of grape draff (so-called wine brandy) are the LOCAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Among the white wines, the native Istrian malvazija, White and Grey Pinot, Sauvignon and Chardonay stand out.

Among the red wines there is Borgonja, Merlot, Refosk, Cabernet and Ruzicasta Hrvatica.

Among the dessert wines, Slatka Malvazija and Muskat (red and white) are popular.

Recently a greater selection of local quality champagne is offered.

Very often aromatic herbs and all kinds of fruits are added to the grape brandy, like: rue which is the most popular brandy!

Enjoy it all.........

Mother playing with child


The interpretation of this work of art is much easier than the others. Everybody will agree with the fact that it represents a mother playing with her child though a mischievous seagull has deposited a trickling dropping on her head. She should pay attention to the cellulites that is beginning to invade her thighs.


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Address: Lanterna - Tar, Porec, 52440, Croatia