Porec - Istria - Croatia
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The small town of Porec has approximately 18000 inhabitants and belongs to Porec, the next larger town. The districts of Porec are: Buici, Finida, Balota, Kufci, Varvari, Dracevac, Spadici, Jug, Novo Naselje, Cervar-Porat, Vranici, Kirmenjak, Veznaveri, Bolnica, Mali Maj, Vrhi, Mihelici, Radosi, Sv.Lovrec, Heraki, Radmani, Borik, Cancini, Krancici, Antonci, Cimizin, Kastelir, Stancija Vodopija, Mugeba, Markovac, Jehnici, Veleniki, Kadumi, Saladinka, Gornji Spadici, Veli Maj, Musales, Rosini, Labinci, Nova Vas, Stranici, Pical, Vizinada, Zbandaj, Baderna, Fuskulin, Molindrio, Heraki, Sv. Lovrec, Kukci, Tar, Sinozici, Basarinka, Filipino, Visnjan.
- General information
Porec is a tourist centre famous for its beautiful natural landscape, long tradition in tourism and several well-equipped tourist resorts: Plava and Zelena Laguna (Blue and Green Lagoon), Brulo, Pical, Spadici. In 1844 the steamers society, the Austrian Lloyd from Trieste, opened a tourist line which included Porec, and already in 1845 the first tourist guide of Porec was printed. After having founded a meteorological station in Porec in 1863, Marquis Polesini had a castle built on the islet of St. Nicholas, in which many prominent persons stayed after visiting St. Euphrasius' Basilica. In the 1880s Porec had many distinguished visitors: Archduchess Stephania, Archdukes Karlo Stephan and Karl Ludwig, and the Duke of Parma, even the Chinese ambassador Li Fong Pao! The first hotel (Alla citta di Trieste) was built in Porec. The first public beach in Porec was constructed in 1895 on the islet of St. Nicholas, and in 1910, together with the construction of the first large hotel (Rivijera), which has survived until the present day, the beach of the same name was arranged on the southern part of the town. Since 1900, when the regulation about the price lists for dishes, drinks and rooms was passed, Porec has been investing much in tourism, and in the 1970s it became one of the most prestigious Croatian tourist resorts. Being a tourist resort with the largest number of hotels, apartments, campsites, rooms, Porec has a diverse tourist offer. There are numerous tennis courts, gyms, sports grounds, together with horseback riding, water-skiing, bungee jumping, yachting and diving opportunities. Many cultural events are organized throughout the year: classical music concerts (from May to September) in St. Euphrasius' Basilica, jazz evenings in the Museum of Porec (stone collection department) or picturesque folk feasts in nearby Tar and
Funtana. A tourist train runs regularly through Porec. There is also a marina. A small airport for aerial sports, Crljenka, is located in nearby Vrsar.
Brulo - Porec. Brulo is a hotel resort in a pine forest, situated above a rocky beach, with several terraces, maintained paths and swimming pools.
Plava Laguna - Porec. Tourist resort Plava Laguna spreads over two peninsulas. It is one of the first hotel resorts in Istria, located in a well-maintained evergreen forest near the rocky, flat coast with maintained beaches.
Zelena Laguna - Porec. Tourist resort Zelena Laguna lies along a forested and well-indented coast, with a flat and maintained beach. The resort disposes of around 20 tennis courts, basketball grounds, football fields and miniature golf -courses. The recreational offer includes also jogging trails, a gym, horseback riding and other opportunities. Apart from hotel and apartment capacities, accommodation can be found in the campsite. There is also a small marina with 100 berths.
- Sights to see
- historical Gothic buildings, churches, museum, Roman relics, seafront
- Sport activities
- cycling, horse riding, swimming, diving, tennis
- Food and entertainment
- Cash, Cafe, disco, pizzeria, Restaurant
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