Tourist and cultural center
Tourism in Poreč
The biggest part of what Porec has to offer accommodation-wise is located in the area surrounding two beautiful coves/bays, Plava Laguna and Zelena Laguna (Blue and Green Lagoon). The area is also filled with various accompanying facilities and services that will make your holidays more enjoyable.
Tourist resorts in Porec are an ideal pick for friends or families who want to spend their holidays in a comfortable holiday apartment. Tourist resorts Lanterna Sunset**Lanterna Sunset** and Lanterna Sunny*** are both great budget friendly options located only 10km from Porec. Tourist resort Astra** is a similar resort located in the Zelena Laguna area. Valamar Tamaris Villas**** is a gorgeous resort with villas that can accommodate up to 6 people and an outdoor pool while resort Garden Suits Park**** is home to spacious suites for 4 people, also with an outdoor pool.
Hotels in Porec are numerous, most of them being located on the beautiful area called Zelena Laguna. There you will find the hotel hotel Laguna Albatros**** with 2 outdoor pools located only 100m from the sea. Quite close to it you will also find hotel Istra***, hotel Gran Vista***, hotel Plavi*** and hotel Zorna***, all of them being great three star hotels. A bit more north with one star extra you will find Hotel Parentium**** and hotel Molindrio****, both amazing hotels with superb rooms. Especially popular is hotel Delfin** located close to the beach with a blue flag label. It offers an outdoor pool as well as many services to amuse both the children and the grown ups. Few kilometers north of Porec center is home to hotel Diamant****, known for its excellent service, outdoor and indoor pools and wellness area. Close to it you will find two more three star hotels, hotel Valamar Rubin*** and hotel Mediteran***. Newly built hotel Park**** with its annex Garden Suits Park**** are the newest addition to what Porec has to offer when it comes to four star hotels/resorts. Porec is also home to many various private apartments as well.
History and culture of Poreč
The city plan is based on structures of the so called roman castrum. Major streets: Decumanus and Cardo Maximus are conserved in their original form. Marafor is the major square with two historical monuments: one of them was built in the 1st century and was dedicated to the roman god Neptun. Some houses in Poreč were built in roman style, but there is also evidence of the gothic era with the palace Franciscan; furthermore, the church and center of the Istrian parliament show a baroque style. Euphrasius basilica from the 5th century, and expanded in the 6th century under the rule of byzantine bishop Eufrazij, is the major cultural monument in Poreč, which has been under the protection of UNESCO1997.since 1997.