Porec is a small, picturesque town in Istria, directly by the sea and with an original charm. In the wonderful old town and the harbour you will encounter buildings from the Roman Age and the medieval times. You should definitely go take a look at the Euphrasius-Basilika with its imposing wall and floor mosaics and it belongs to the World-Heritage Site.
If you are travelling by train, you should definitely get off at Rrijeka in order to reach Porec and from there either take the bus or a rental car, there is no railway station in the small town. You need to factor in around one and a half hours travel time for just under 100 kilometers. The next airport is situated in Pula which is 50 kilometers away.
The top tourist attraction in Porec is the Euphrasius-Basilika which for a few years, has constituted a World-Heritage Site. The church dating from the 6th Century with its richly coloured floor and wall mosaics, belongs to the late antiquity and early Byzantine era.
The towers of the former town fortification from the 12th and 15th Centuries, afford another look in to the past. Only three towers are remaining from the former eleven towers. Remnants of the former town wall can be found around the towers.
If you are interested in regional history, the local history museum in Porec is the right port of call for you. As regards content, the exhibition ranges from the Stone Age to the recent past. The museum building creates the right atmosphere and it is an artwork in itself. We are referring here to the Sincic Palace, dating from the 18th Century.
The underwater world of the Adriatic Sea can also be experienced at the Aquarium Pore. The aquarium aims to illustrate the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean in 25 pools.
A restaurant serving Mediterranean haute cuisine can be found at Sv. Nikola directly by the port and it is very tastefully furnished. At the Sv. Nikola, you will find typical specialties from the local area of Porec? :Istrian truffles, lemon sole from the grill, oysters or baked scallops. The meat dishes are also recommendable from Istrian ox meat , and typical for the region it is fried in olive oil with wild herbs.