Destination guide

A resort town for sun worshippers and history lovers alike

This popular summer resort is nestled on the coast of western Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. In and around Porec, you'll find an historic old town, with structures that date back to the 6th century, as well as gorgeous coastlines made for exploring. There are plenty of activities for the whole family, from your most adventurous kid to your biggest history buff. Book a Porec vacation rental by the coast or set up in the hills for a sprawling view of this stunning peninsula, and quickly learn why it's a repeat destination for so many.

Things to do

From gem-stoned mosaics to jewel-toned marine life

History buffs should make it their mission to visit the Euphrasian Basilica complex, which dates back to the 6th-century and is famous for its Byzantine-era mosaics, studded with gemstones. Art lovers will adore the Dusan Dzamonja Sculpture Park, or a stroll through the galleries tucked along the Roman Decumanus pedestrian street. Treat the kids to a day at the Porec Aquarium, the Aquacolors Porec waterpark, or the Dinopark Funtana theme park. Cap each day with a stroll past the waterfront cafes and restaurants that line the quayside Marsala Tita, before resting your head at your Porec vacation rental.

Activities

If all else fails, head for the hills. Literally.

The heart of Porec can be found around its dazzling marina, where yachts dock among the fishing boats, and locals and visitors camp out at cafe tables with a view. The surrounding coastlines are popular among campers, so consider a night away from your Porec vacation rental to reconnect with nature. Spend time in the Old Town, where you'll find well-preserved Roman ruins, spas, and cafes, or visit the beaches, packed with sunbathers and water sport lovers. If you prefer to be more active, head inland where you can spend your days hiking, cycling, and bird-watching.

Weather

Dazzling summers, stunning springs, fabulous falls

June through September is most definitely Porec's time to shine, thanks to dazzling weather and a town that comes alive with peak season. May and October are also worth your consideration, when the weather is still warm and the sea is still inviting, but the crowds are smaller and the prices are lower. Istria quiets down entirely from November through April, when many of the local hotels close for the off-season. A true peak at local life is available on a budget, but consider that a visit to some of the top attractions may not be possible.

Natural features

From sandy coasts to crystal clear waters

Porec's central location on the Istrian peninsula makes this seaside village an ideal spot for exploring the rest of the region. Most people, however, will stay close to town, as the main reason to visit Porec is for its local beaches. The sandy coasts and clear waters of Spadici, Lanterna, and Brulo Beaches are not to be missed, and are nestled among the rocky coastline Croatia is most known for. Further inland from Porca, you'll find the Baredine Cave, which is most notable for its stalactite formations.

How to get there

How to get to and around Porec

Fly into Pula (PUY), the closest airport, located 26 mi (41.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Trieste (TRS-Friuli Venezia Giulia), which is 42 mi (67.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Poreč?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,230 vacation rentals near Poreč. From 1,421 Houses to 1,556 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Poreč for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Poreč?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poreč. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • City Center: 715 vacation rentals
  • Brulo: 302 vacation rentals
  • Basilica of Euphrasius: 8,844 vacation rentals
  • Porec Marina: 8,876 vacation rentals
  • Church of Our Lady of the Angels: 8,847 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Poreč! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Poreč?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poreč:

  • Pula: 10,331 rentals
  • Rovinj: 7,254 rentals
  • Zamask: 1,337 rentals
  • Piran: 438 rentals
  • Umag: 3,309 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Poreč?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Poreč. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Basilica of Euphrasius: 8,844 rentals
  • Porec Marina: 8,876 rentals
  • Church of Our Lady of the Angels: 8,847 rentals
  • Marafor Square: 8,826 rentals
  • Aqua Golf Porec: 8,847 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poreč listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.