Poreč or Parenzo – every year one of the most visited cities in Croatia

Poreč, Croatia, photo by Krešimir Brlić

Why is Poreč – one of the most visited cities in Croatia every year?

Poreč, or Parenzo, how local Croatian Italians call Poreč, is the second most inhabited city on the Istrian peninsula, right after Pula.

Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian attractions

Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian attractions

Being settle on the western coast of Istria, it has a perfect climate and gorgeous landscapes typical for the lands of the northern Adriatic coast. It is one of few cities you can encounter that had changed so many governances.

Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian Attractions

Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian Attractions

In early history, it was under Roman rule and afterward under the Byzantine rule which left Poreč’s most recognizable monument – the Euphrasian Basilica inspired by the world-famous basilica in Ravenna.

Poreč, Croatia, photo by Krešimir Brlić

As time passed, so did the rulers of the city such as Napoleon and the Austro-Hungarian Empire during which Poreč marked itself as a popular tourist spot after the Austrian nobility started to sail nearby and have vacationed in the city.

Roman ruins in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian attractions

Roman ruins in Poreč, Istria, Croatia, photo by Croatian attractions

Following the popularization, Poreč got its famous Riviera in 1910. And started to open hotels and other forms of accommodation. Today, besides having all the perfect conditions for an awesome holiday, Poreč offers a bit for everyone’s taste. Luxury hotels, nudist camps, campsites, bungalows, resorts, and more. The city is the perfect family vacation spot as it also offers beautiful walks through its streets and many great restaurants with traditional Istrian food.
A place you’d be sorry to miss out visiting!

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Poreč, Croatia, photo by Krešimir Brlić

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