Poreč – 2,000 Years Of History in a Cosmopolitan Resort
Location: An Adriatic harbour
A network of road and rail makes it easy to reach the popular Croatian town of Poreč. The harbour also makes it possible for boats to drop anchor, and occasionally receives the odd small cruise liner. The town is served by Pula Airport, 57 kilometres from the centre of town.
Business: Emerging business opportunities
Poreč’s primary source of income is tourism. Although the only worthwhile industry is food processing. Croatia's integration into the broader European economy has led to substantial trade, finance, and communication growth in recent years, and more business opportunities are surfacing.
Culture: 2,000 years of history
Poreč is still keeping its historical values in museums and galleries, old wall towers and its ornate palaces. Many visitors do not realize they are walking streets built during the Roman era, but the 2,000-year old city is steeped in history that can still be found if you look hard enough. In the Basilica complex, you will find some of the best examples of early Byzantine architecture with a sacristy, a baptistery, and the nearby archbishop's palace and bell tower. Don’t miss the enotheque in the Istrian Parliament building that used to be a wine cellar.
Activities: Beaches and bike trails
If you are looking to relax in beautiful surroundings, head for the beach, where green waters mingle with the lush forest stretches right down to the sea’s edge, giving plenty of shadow for swimmers all the way from Cervar to Zelena Laguna, a place of great natural beauty. The infamous Poreč Riviera is a 10-kilometre strip of wonderfully kept beaches, a long network of pedestrian areas for leisurely promenades during the sunset, and miles of cycling lanes, one of the town’s strongpoints. If you’re a keen cyclist, visit the lagoon and take the hilly trails to the vineyards.