About Istria

Istria is the largest Adriatic peninsula, heart-shaped red soil, ancient Europe's closest Mediterranean, almost reaching to her heart. You’re nearest true South, right here, below the Alps, in Croatia.

In the numerous towns you can gaze at 2,000 years of history: Roman amphitheatre, triumphal arches, villas, Byzantine basilicas covered with gold mosaics, medieval towers and town walls, large and tiny churches, Romanesque buildings, luxurious Gothic and Baroque palaces, Austro - Hungarian fortifications...

As if all European history had been sublimated in this region: Historians, Romans, Byzantium, Ostrogoths, Lombard’s, Franks, Venice, Napoleon, Austria-Hungary…

Istria is the homeland of olives, figs, almonds and grapes, the homeland of innumerable little wonders. Istria is a park luxuriously decorated with nature: fertile valleys, fields stretching as far as the sea, the mountain of Ucka, more than 1,000 meters high, brooks, waterfalls, rocks and sand, all together in this small region.

A road may take you to a tiny church covered with multicolored frescoes and decorated with wooden statues of saints made by local craftsmen.

About Porec

The city region is 142 km2 large and it has about 17 000 residents. Besides Porec, with a population of 12 000, there are other large towns such as Tar, Vabriga, Baderna, Zbandaj, Nova Vas, Fuskulin, Dracevac, Varvari, Cervar-Porat.

Poreč tourism is more than sun, sea and perfect tourist image. The summer visitors know how to recognize the city that is still keeping its historical values, which can be seen in the historical city center. You can find museums, galleries in the most valuable city palaces, many of them are the homes for people as they have been centuries ago. Many of our guests probably do not know that they are walking on the streets, built during the Roman times. One part of the city ramparts and towers is still preserved, in the Pentagonal tower there is a restaurant and in the Round tower a pub. Besides Basilica, now it is possible to visit Euphrasy’s' bishopric, opened in the year 2000 as an architectural monument and the church museum.

The capital of the Croatian tourism has one more face - sports. Many individuals, teams and selections of different sports choose Poreč for training. The sports offer satisfies even those most demanding tourist amateurs.

Climate - mild, Mediterranean climate (warm and dry summers, mild and pleasant winters). Owing to the day's length and plenty of clear days throughout the summer it has the longest insolation with a daily average of 10 hours in Istrian seaside resorts. Characteristic winds are "bura" (wind blowing from the north to the south, bringing clear weather), "jugo" (south, warm wind bringing rain) and "maestral" (summer breeze blowing from the land to the sea).

The significance of tourist facilities in the Poreč region is that they are organized in such a way that they are suitable for the vacation of the entire family.