Porec holiday - Porec holiday apartments and houses

Porec aerial photo
Porec aerial photo

Porec is a town with port and tourist resort on the western coast of Istria. The peninsula represents the natural border of the town in which remains of the Roman architecture can be found even today: cardo - decumanus. Landscape is formed of predominantly low and tame limestone plain situated between the Mirna valley in the north and the Limski Kanal Fjord in the south. The climate is extremely mild, free of oppressive summer heat; an average air temperature in August, the warmest month, reaches 30 °C (86 °F) and in January 4,5 °C (40,1 °F). The average annual rainfall of 920mm is equally distributed all over the year, supporting luxuriant vegetation; forests of pines and stone pine reach the sea in places. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture, olive growing, fruit growing, fishing and tourism.

Euphrasius Basilica Porec
Euphrasius Basilica Porec

 

The old part of the town is situated on a small peninsula separated from the mainland by an artificial canal, and protected from the maritime influences by the island of St. Nicholas, distinguished by its rocky and sand beaches. The bathing beach and a large campsite are located in a nice cove south of the town, ringed by a pine forest. The tourist resorts of Plava laguna (Blue Lagoon) and Zelena laguna (Green Lagoon) lie farther in the south. The tourist resort Pical is located north of the town. It is situated at the intersection of the main road (B9, E751) connecting Porec with Pazin and Pula, and of the regional road running along the western coast of Istria.

Town hall Porec
Town hall Porec

 

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 Euphrasian Basilica. The Euphrasius Basilica ofPorec is Cathedral of the Croatian Porec-Pula diocese. In its present form in the 6th Century church is one of the most important religious buildings in Croatia. Till today almost no changes, so it is one of the most important testimonies late and early art in the entire Adriatic region; 1997 by the UNESCO in the list of world cultural heritage. In the 1880s Porec had many distinguished visitors: Archduchess Stephania, Archdukes Karlo Stephan and Karl Ludwig, and the Duke of Parma, and the Chinese ambassador Li Fong Pao.


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