Apartments, Houses and Chalets for Sale in Poreč, Croatia.
Poreč - Istrian Peninsula, Croatia
Poreč, one of Istria’s most renowned tourist destinations, manages to balance the authentic charm of a small coastal town filled with magnificent historical sites, with the perks and exciting features modern and active travelers expect.
Poreč - laguna
Spread across 37 km of stunning coastline, Poreč Riviera offers a vast array of accommodation choices from family resorts, camping sites, apartments to villas and lighthouses, all surrounded by untouched nature and beaches suited to every taste.
City of Poreč offers a wealth of amazing historical sites. As you walk down the old Roman streets, turn back the hands of time and step into the Decumanus, the Great Temple or the UNESCO protected Euphrasius’ basilica built in the 6th century and one of the most beautifully preserved works of Byzantium art.
Poreč - Old Town
Poreč might be Istria’s premier modern holiday resort, but it also has a heart of old and visitors should make time to visit the town’s historic attractions. Built in Roman times, the entire old town of Poreč has maintained its original street system with Marafor Square at its centre.
Poreč - Marafor Square
One of the stars of Poreč culture and history is Marafor Square is where public gatherings took place in Roman times.
Nearby you can also find the ruins of two other historic attractions, the Temples of Mars and Neptune, constructed in the 1st and 2nd centuries.
Euphrasius’ Basilica complex
Poreč - Inside the Euphrasius’ Basilica complex
Poreč - Euphrasius-Basilica
The 6th century Euphrasius Basilica complex in Poreč is one of the stars of Istria’s historic attractions. The complex includes the basilica, a sacristy, baptistery and the bell tower of the archbishop’s palace.
As the Mediterranean’s best preserved monument of early Byzantine art, the complex has earned a rightful place on UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list.
Poreč, northen tower
The Pentagonal Tower, Round Tower and Northern Tower were all built in the 15th century during Venetian rule to guard against a potential Ottoman invasion of Istria. These are three of the original 11 Poreč towers that made up the city walls to have been preserved and prove a popular attraction for visitors.
Poreč - Baredine Cave
Opened in 1986, the spectacular Baredine Cave is the only 'open' geological attraction in Istria. This treasure chest of stalagmites, stalactites and other subterranean sculptures provides a fascinating glimpse into Istria’s underground world and features lakes, unique animals and a museum.
Poreč - Baredine Cave
This mystical world of nature has been developing for thousands of years, far away from the light of the day and the human eye. This cave is a treasure chest of stalagmites and stalactites, underworld sculptures created through time by the patient work of water.
(Parenzo in Italian; Parentium in Roman times)
Poreč - Ruins of Roman temple
The Roman castrum on the small peninsula (400m long, 200 m wide) was built, which today is the nucleus of the old town.
During the rule of Emperor Augustus, the castrum was officially declared a town and a part of the Roman colony of Julia Parentium.
The town had a Christian community and an early Christian church complex, and became an Episcopal centre at the turn of the 3rd and 4th centuries.
The fall of the Roman Empire. Afterwards the town had various different rulers, the first being the Ostrogoths.
The start of Byzantine rule.
Euphrasius’ Basilica was built.
End of the 6th century
The Croats arrived in the Poreč area, and the first long term settlement was built in 620.
The town was under Frankish rule. 12th century
A short period of independence, and then it was governed by the Aquileia Patriarchs.
Poreč becomes a part of the Venetian Republic, who ruled it for more than five centuries.
The town was destroyed by the Genovese.
End of the 16th century and beginning of the 17th century
The Black Death came to Poreč and significantly reduced the population.
Second half of the 17th century
The town and surroundings areas are inhabited by settlers from south Dalmatia.
End of the 18th century
With the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, Poreč falls under the rule of Napoleon, and becomes a part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1814.
The first tourist guide about Poreč is printed with a description and pictures of the town.
The centre of the Istrian parliament with schools, administrative and court institutions
The Trieste – Poreč narrow gauge railway line was built, the so called 'Parenzana'.
The first Poreč hotel is built, the Hotel Riviera.
Poreč is under Italian rule.
10 September 1943
Together with Istria, Poreč becomes a part of Croatia.
Poreč - Euphrasius’ Basilica
Poreč - Venetian/Gothic architectural style
Poreč - 'The Parenzana'
Poreč - Salsa Festival
Festivals, cultural events and nightlife of Poreč
Poreč - Giostra baroque festival
Poreč is renowned for its rich cultural life including jazz concerts and festivals.
Festivals such as Jazz at the Lapidarium, classical concerts at the Euphrasius’ Basilica, folklore concerts and events, museum and gallery exhibitions, Street & Art Festival, as well as new Rise up festival and a string of nightclubs and discos in and around the city.
The Beaches in Poreč
The Town Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Spadici, The Town Beach
The urban Town Beach of the bathing resort of Poreč has room for everyone. Both young people who want to hang out in the shade of the pine trees near the blue sea and parents with their children, who enjoy the pleasures of the sea, equally enjoy the Poreč coastline. There is also access to the Beach for people with a disability. This part of the coast, well landscaped and with many amenities is one of the most famous in Istria; it is regularly awarded the Blue Flag.
Oliva Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Oliva Beach/Sveti Nikola
Surrounded by scented pines, Oliva Beach has long been a favourite with swimmers and sunbathers in Croatia. The lovely Blue Flag beach is found on the tranquil island of Sveti Nikola, home to the Valamar Fortuna Island and the Isabella Castle hotels, just a short boat ride from Poreč promenade.
Borik Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Borik Beach
A delightful dappled stroll through the pine forest leads to Borik Beach located below Valamar’s Pical and Zagreb Hotels. An idyllic spot for sunbathing, Borik Beach offers wonderful views along Istria’s coast. Nearby Poreč town can be reached via a charming coastal walk.
Brulo Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Brulo Beach
With a choice of sunbathing areas, Brulo Beach is a relaxing beauty spot 200 metres from the Valamar Diamant, Valamar Crystal and Valamar Rubin hotels. Backed by a lush forest, this Blue Flag beach is ideally located for a spot of sun worshipping before a gentle stroll into the historic heart of Poreč.
Donji Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Donji Beach
Close to the Valamar Pinia Hotel and Pinia Residence, the Blue Flag Donji Špadići Beach offers the choice of stretching out on soft grass at the edge of the forest, relaxing on a sun deck or sunbathing on the pebble beach. A tourist train from the beach provides a fun way to journey into Poreč.
Crnika Beach, Poreč
Poreč - Crnika Beach
Only 100 metres from Lanterna Apartments, Crnika Beach is a shining example of Istria’s picturesque beaches. With stunning views of historic Poreč, this 300-metre-long beach is a serene location to simply lie in the sun or swim in the crystal waters of the Adriatic.
Activities in Poreč
Sports enthusiasts will love the choice of activities ranging from diving, sailing, water skiing to hiking biking and walking along many well-kept trails across the mainland.
Poreč - Go-cart racing
Go-cart racing - Poreč
Visit one of the best go-carting race tracks in Croatia, located only 500 metres from the sea; raise your adrenaline levels and experience an unforgettable activity in Poreč. A range of go-carts and motorbikes are available for all ages and ability, including children.
Poreč Diving Centre
Poreč Diving Centre
Go for an underwater adventure and discover the hidden world beneath the waters off the Istrian peninsula. Explore shipwrecks, colourful marine life and a network of undersea caves and tunnels.
Diving in Poreč
Warm sea temperatures and a seabed rich in animal and plant life makes the area around Poreč an exciting diving destination all year round. Regardless of your experience level, you will be able to explore the deep blue and find an activity which suits you thanks to the whole array of courses (CMAS; PADI, NITROX APNEA)
Explore the cliff walls of Kampani and Tempesta reefs as well as the underwater caves of the Banjola Island. Discover the riches of two shipwrecks: Baron Gautsch, perfectly preserved Austrian passenger ship which sank in 1914 and British battleship Coriolanus.
For something completely different, try the night diving expedition – a truly memorable experience.
Abyss Fishing Charter
Abyss Fishing Charter
Are you looking for a fishing experience to remember? Tuna, shark and mackerel are just some of the species you might encounter on an open sea big game, sports or night fishing excursion from Poreč.
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Abyss Fishing Charter