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Come to Croatia and get a taste for holidays on the edge of the Adriatic Sea...
Poreč is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Istrian peninsula in the north of Croatia. Its skyline features the earthy browns of roof tiles, emerald-coloured clusters of trees, and dazzling white cubes and towers that shroud stories of this city’s interesting past – plus yacht masts and, of course, the alluring blues of the Adriatic Sea.
Poreč, holidays can be spent lounging on the smooth pebbly beaches in and around the town, dancing the night away in the area’s nightclubs, or visiting ancient Roman ruins, Venetian homes and the stunning interior of the Euphrasian Basilica.
In and around Poreč, all-inclusive hotels include five-star options with swimming pools, exceptional views, spas, and beautifully designed interiors. However, there are also family hotels offering a range of kid-friendly activities and amenities, as well as adults-only havens of exclusivity and luxury. And if you are on a budget, there are plenty of cheap and mid-range hotels too. The area is geared up for tourism, so even the cheapest big hotels usually offer swimming pools and sea views.
Some hotels boast private beach areas, though there are plenty of pebbly bays and coves to choose from along this rocky shoreline. A tourist train runs from Poreč, through woodland, to nearby Zelena Laguna, stopping at two beaches along the way. So pack up your gear and hop off the train to discover a new slice of this beautiful coast.
Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to find your low-cost break in Poreč. We can also show you great deals on car hire in Poreč, perfect for visiting nearby destinations such as Rovinj and Pula.
Find out what you can expect of the weather during your break in picturesque Poreč...
Cheap holidays to Poreč are available at any time, even during the peak months of July and August. One look at the weather forecast for the year will tell you why the height of summer is popular – it’s hot and there is plenty of sunshine. With average daytime temperatures touching 30C and a whopping 10 hours of sunshine on average throughout July, those seeking the sun and a splash of culture will love a Poreč holiday. Travel anytime between late May and early October for 20C+ averages during the day.
A number of exciting annual events take place in Poreč. Here are just three of the best…
Street Art Festival; early August: The streets of Poreč take on a new level of vivacity at the height of summer when performers and artists entertain the masses. You won’t have to go in search of something to see, simply follow the crowds.
Poreč Dolphin; early September: The main event of a sea-swimming festival, the Dolphin tests the mettle of swimmers each year in a well-attended event. There is also a jet-ski competition, plus wackier events such as Pilates classes on stand-up paddleboards!
Giostra; September: Take a trip back in time with the locals as the Baroque period is recreated with the help of more than 250 costumed participants. A knights’ tournament is a highlight of this three-day spectacle.
Families, couples, and groups of all ages can enjoy Poreč’s many attractions. Here are a few ideas of things to do…
Kids and teens: See what dwells beneath the surface of the Adriatic without getting wet with a visit to the centrally located Poreč Aquarium.
Active types: Just outside of Poreč is the Speleolit cave climbing centre, where you get to hang out with the stalactites and stalagmites of this unique cave system.
Free and cheap: It costs nothing to wander around the old town, savouring the unique atmosphere and marvelling at the timeworn architecture of Poreč. Find a backstreet family-run eatery and taste traditional Croatian cuisine at a bargain price.
Shopping: Wine lovers should snap up some locally produced vino to take home. The Istrian Malvazija is the most common grape grown around Poreč. Venture out to the nearby vineyards or pick up a bottle or two in the shops.
Nightlife: As the main hub of tourism on the Istrian peninsula, Poreč takes its dedication to having a good time seriously. And that means you can party the night away in one of the many bars, casinos and nightclubs, which cater for a range of crowds and musical tastes.