Porec Travel Guide

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  • Mosaics above church roofline
    Mosaics above church roofline
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  • Euphrasian Basilica (Porec, Croatia)
    Euphrasian Basilica (Porec, Croatia)
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Porec Things to Do

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  • The Euphrasian Basilica complex.

    The basilica is the third church that was built on this site between the 4th and the 6th century. The first church was dedicated to Saint Maurus and dated back to the second half of the 4th century. The present church was built by bishop Euphrasius in the 6th century. Inside you can admire several mosaics around the apse. They depict Christ with...

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  • Religious art and decorations

    The town of Porec is full of relics, religious art, inscriptions and mosaics! By the way, the text on one of these stones says: 'Iohannis Romeus cum suis pro voto suo fecit pedes XX'

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  • Town panorama

    Climb a flight of stairs - it doesn't really matter where! - to enjoy a panoramic view of this town.

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Porec Hotels

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Porec Restaurants

  • Pizza and much more.

    Pizzeria-restaurant Nono serves a good choice of pizzas, pasta, gnocchi (dumplings) and second courses, as fish or meat dishes.At this pizzeria they serve two sizes of pizzas. The small and the medium one. Be careful; the small pizza is a quite large. I suppose the medium one would be extremely large. I went at Nono' s a couple of times. The first...

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  • Lots of Dutchmen

    The cafe Central is a local restaurant and wine bar on Trg Sloboda right in the middle of the old town. When we arrived we found many of our fellow countrymen, i.e. Dutch tourists there, much to our surprise they were mostly bikers. No ban on noisy bikers here, yet ... We drank some white wine.

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  • Restaurant Patak - the greatest pizza!

    This is a new restaurant in Porec, we just bumped into it walking towards the beach. We had pizza and pasta, was delicious, great atmosphere and looked like a great place to have a barbecue party. Great domestic loza (local brandy), pleasant patio, looking forward to going back. Pizza gurmana with gorgonzola and local prosciutto, delicious.

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Porec Nightlife

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  • Wine and Coctail Bar in the old city of...

    Next to a 2000 old year Roman Temple and at the corner of Trg Marafor (Marafor Plaza) this bar has the best coctails in town. Try Mojito on a summer evening you will understand what I try to say... The best mojito I drink in Croatia were here in Porec and at a bar in Hvar Island... Cant say which was better but if you are around Porec try ST's...

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  • Find cheap alcohol

    Like I said, prices may be high in the Summer months. Find a cafe such as this, and ask for a drink menu. The slivovice is likely to be cheap, drink lots of it, and enjoy! I wish I could be more specific, but I'm not sure it's possible. naw.

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  • huge place with fun people

    we been to this place about 4 times in a month. Its a huge place with indoors and outdoors bars, and woman dancing on small stages. Its a bit cheezy actually but I had a great time there anyway. Most people coming there are foreigners, and you can tell by the prices as well. there are still comperative with danish though. The music is hitlist and...

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Porec Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • The tourist train.

    The tourist train runs through a wood. While travelling you can see part of Porec from afar, lot of vegetation, some beaches and hotels.It stops at three places; Brolo, Plava Laguna and Zelena Laguna. The journey takes around 35 minutes (one way).This train departs from the edge of the wood Naftaplin; near the Marina.

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  • Park in the Closest Designated Lot

    The parking charge is 6 kuna an hour, or about $1.25. That is probably a reasonable charge since other lots located further away are not a lot cheaper at about 4-5 kuna. It is not worth the extra steps. It you were able to find a place on Zagrebacka, the charge is 5 kuna, and I think has maximum time limits. Some try to park along the harbor side,...

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Porec Shopping

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  • lavenda lavenda lavenda!

    Lavender grows everywhere in Istria, and I really love the smell of it. All over the town of Porec you can hear people yelling "lavenda lavenda". they sell lavendar in small fabric bags as souvenirs. They recommend you put a small bag in your panties and they will always smell nice:-)

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  • A Plethera of Shops for gifts

    We went into a local small store near the north tower, and the owners had home made wines of blackberry, and cherry, other liquors, gifts to take home, and some things for the kids. A lot of locals want you to come in an buy, and get a bit aggressive, with that "look"

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  • Souvenirs

    If you are interested in buying souvenirs from Pore?, there are plenty of shops that sell various items for the tourists. Sorry, I am not interested in this kind of stuff and I have taken only two photos, a general view of the window of one of these sops and a close-up on a fancy fish !

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Porec Local Customs

  • Ožujsko, refreshing when ice cold.

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being at our travel pace is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Alkmaar (and this probably counts for our entire home country) it was rather difficult. We found out that there are a few local beers, only known in the particular...

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  • Talk to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Croatia is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Croatia with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...

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Porec Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Use the WC Before Going to Old Town

    There are not any public places that I saw to have your pleasure in time of need. So, there are facilities at the main parking area. Females pay 3 kuna-75 cents.

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Porec Tourist Traps

  • people trying to sell u trips

    when you go for walk around town, and especially the harbour, you get approached by men trying to seel you all kind of trips. Dont fall for it as you can't be sure the trip exists, and you will end up losing money.One day I was waiting at the harbour for some guests to come on with the taxiboat I was talking to some other guests there. we were...

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  • Sinking ship

    In case you wont to rent local type of rowing boat, you better check its conditiones before. If there is a long period of sunny and dry weather and you find the bottom of the boat is wet just quit of renting it.In case you don't trust to my advice, this is what might happen to you. You might be happy if this happens when still in the harbour, don't...

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  • Black Market

    Watch for those 'friendly' guys in the old town on riva. They might seem like they are trying to help you, but they are usually selling excursions or exchanging currency, but you can find better deals at a legal place.

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Porec What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of SD cards!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Packing List

    You can get everything you might forget in there for reasonable prices. Nothing to do with packing but IMPORTANT!!!:All summer long in small inland villages around Porec 'Festas' are being held. For these events these towns are completely closed for traffic, and everyone gathers there for a big party. Live bands, are there, food and wine stands...

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Porec Off The Beaten Path

  • Brijuni Islands – Guided tour by foot.

    After the train tour we had about 30 minutes for a nice lunch. After the lunch we continued the guided tour by foot. Our first stop was the Tito Museum, where I thought the displays were fascinating. They had various personal items belonging to Tito and the whole place brimmed with photos of him meeting world leaders and movie stars. The world...

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  • Brijuni Islands – Guided tour by train.

    The boat trip from Fazana to the Veli Brijuni island is about 3,5 kilometers long and takes approximately 30 minutes. Once at the island we took the Brijuni National Park Tour and this begins at the harbour in front of the Hotel Neptun. It is quite simple, you will be able to choose a guide in English, Italian, German or Croatian. And the language...

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  • Brijuni Islands – Watch out how to go!

    First of all let me start with a warning. Do watch out where you buy your tickets to the Brijuni National Park! We stayed in Fazana for two weeks and visited the charming fishing village numerous times. We already had our mind set on going to the Brijuni Islands and every time we passed the marina of Fazana at least three sales men on the streets...

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Porec Sports & Outdoors

  • Porec area and Istra in general is good...

    Definitely great for biking....many, many trails as well as village roads which are beautiful and great for biking. Look on their website to see more info.

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  • Rent a bike/moto

    You don't need to take your bike or moto when traveling to Porec, there exist agency for renting it with vast choice of types, according to your preferences.You can take quick tour of the city riding the bike, find yourself isolated beach outside the town or visit the surroundings of the town.Trust me, there are alot of things to see and do in the...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Porec Favorites

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  • Dekumanska ulica.

    This is the main street in Porec and was also the main road during Roman times. It runs through the center of the old town.Today Dekumanska is a car free street with lots of shops and several cafes.On this street you shouldn' t miss a Gothic palace built in the XV century and the museum inside Sincic Palace (XVIII century). Unfortunately it was...

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  • The Romanesque House.

    It was built in the 13th century. It should house a museum and an exposition hall, Unfortunately I found it always closed.This building is located at the crossroad of the Decumanus and Marafor square.

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  • A daytrip to Pula.

    Pula is the largest town in Istria. It is located at the southern tip of the peninsula. This town is well known for its Roman monuments. Here you can see a huge amphitheater built in 79 AC; the temple of Augustus; built between 2 BC and 14 AC. The arch of the Sergii (1th century AC) and other ruins.I think Pula is a good place for shopaholics. In...

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Pula – Take time to meander.
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A daytrip to Rovinj.
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Roman ruins.
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Fransican church & monastery
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Maps
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Aquarium
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North Tower
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Round Tower & Pentagon Tower
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Our Lady of Angels Church
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Town Hall
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Zucchato Palace
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Gothic Palace
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Romanesque House
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Temple Neptune-Roman Ruins
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Euphrasius Map-Bishop Palace and Treasury Museum
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Euphrasian Oratory/Roman Floor Mosaics
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Euphrasius Tower and Baptistery
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Euphrasius Church-the Courtyard Decor Views
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Information Center is by the Parking Lot
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Euphrasian Basilica
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THE GOTHIC HOUSE
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PENTAGONAL TOWER
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THE ROUND TOWER
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Basilica of Euphrasius
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Kanonièka Kuæa/Canon's House
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Romaniièka Kuæa/The Romanesque House
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Peterokutna Kula/Pentagonal Tower
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Eufrazijeva bazilika/Euphrasian Basilica
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The Weather in Porec
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By Car: How Far/How Long...?
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Eufrazijeva bazilika, mosaics around the apse
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Euphrasian Basilica
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Getting from Trieste to Porec/Istria
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The Euphrasian Basilica
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Glass bottom boat
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Visit the cathedral
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Walk in the old town
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