I went to Porec by bus from Trieste (IT). The journey took around two hours.
The bus station in Porec is not far from the town center. Let' s say it is ten minutes by foot. Here you can find a cafe, a bakery, a tobacconist kiosk and the toilettes.
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The only way to reach Porec by means of public transport ios by bus.The little bus station is located slightly outside the city centre but you will walk into the centre in ~10 minutes. It is frequented by buses from a few companies with Autotrans (which I used for a day trip from Pula) being the biggest. Attached to the bus station is a little kiosk where you can buy some fast food. I bought a cheese burger and a small bottle of some juice, which together costed 32 Kn.
I took a bus from Pula, leaving at 09.30 and arriving in Porec at 11.00. For the return I took the bus leaving at 15.00 coming to Pula at 16.25. The return ticket with Autotrans, bought at the counter in Pula the same day, cost me 88 Kn. Strangely a seat reservation was mandatory on the outbound journey but not on the inbound...
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.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
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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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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, but this is restricted for locals living in the old town, and tow away is a definite.
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Some road distances to Porec from:
- Venice (Italy): 242 kms.
- Zagreb (Croacia): 262 kms.
- Berlin (Germany): 1.155 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 2.056 kms.
Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.
Don't suppose by any chance you've booked a flight with Ryanair??
I went to Porec last year and our flight landed in Trieste - it was a nightmare and a half. I looked at bus schedules and catamarans from Venice, etc, but because we had to be there and back for scheduled flight times, I just couldn't afford to leave it down to something as unrealiable as public transport.
I ended up getting a return taxi from Sky Transfers (you should be able to find them through Google). It was expensive (around £190) but the peace of mind was well worth it. We had a lovely driver who collected us from the airport and took us up to the hotel, the man on the way back was a little less hospitable but it was very early in the morning and we weren't all that bright either!
The harbor of Poreč stands on the east coast of the peninsula. It is well sheltered by the island and the piers that extend at both of its ends. The harbor welcomes both private yachts and local excursion boats for day sailings.
This map of Poreč and surroundings is on display at several places in the city. This one was shot on the side of the parking lot that is close to the city market.
The old city is on the peninsula (light brown). The yellow parts are modern developments of the city. Hotels show in red
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For those that do not know, Istria is a small, triangular shaped peninsula of Croatia that extends between Trieste in Italy and Rijeka in Croatia. Poreč stands on the West coast, about at mid distance between Trieste and Pula, at the southern end of the peninsula.
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The satellite view given by Google Earth (two photos have been pasted) shows on top the parking lot for the market. Underneath, the market is a square roof. Just underneath, the space with no roofs is Trg J. Rakovca. On the left of Trg J. Rakovca, another space with no roofs is Trg Slobode. More on the left is the old city.
During the summer months a "Tourist mini Train" travels everyday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. One train travels from Zelena Laguna in the south and from Hotel Luna in the north to the centre of Porec and back. Ticket can be bought on the train.
tickets are 15 for adults and 8 for kids
there is no trainstation in Porec. The closest one is in Pazin, which is located between Rijeka and Porec about 30 kms from Porec. the connections from pazin are quite good though.
The other ting you can do it to take the train to Kopar in Slovenia(50) and take a bus from there.
there are 4 airports that most people use if they go to Porec by plane.
The first one is Zagreb, but its far from Porec( 300 kms) and the roads are bad so it will take quite a long time getting there.
The next option is to take the plane to Ljubljana in Slovenia(150 kms). The transfer time takes about 2½ hours, and the roads are better.
The next ones are Trieste and venice. Triste is 1½ hours drive from Porec, and has good connections.
Venice is also ok as when you reach Trieste there is a motorway all the way to the airport.
We came to Porec by car through Germany, Austria, slovenia and ended up in Porec somehow. It is very important to find the right way leading into Porec otherwise you will get lost and have a hard time finding the destination.
If you are heading to Zelena Laguna You have to enter the town from the mainroad. If you cross tghe border at Kastel just follow the roadsigns to Porec.
make sure you will get though Novigrad which is a town a little north of Porec. When you get into Porec just follow the mainroad though the town and follow the signs which will lead u straight to Zelena Laguna.