The largest and probably best-known resort on the Istrian Riviera, Porec stretches for several miles along the coast road on a series of neighbouring headlands. At its heart lies a picturesque, Roman-built town with quaint, narrow streets and Venetian-style pastel stone houses crowned with terracotta-tiled roofs. It has a 6th-century basilica and a fine church tower among other ancient treasures. The animated harbour has a pleasant, tree-lined quayside promenade and a little "minitrain" that trundles around the bay.
Regular buses call at the main accommodation areas as well as stopping at several points inside the town and beyond. Several hotels provide courtesy minivans. Abundant taxis. Motor launches from the town harbour to outlying islands. The minitrain runs hourly during the day around the bay. A shuttle boat follows the same route.
Location: In the extreme W of Croatia, centrally placed on the rugged W coast of the Istrian Peninsula. 45 mls NW of Pula and its airport. 5½ mls N of Vrsar.
Position: The old town occupies a rocky headland jutting out into the Adriatic Sea, with a small island just offshore.
Dialling Code: 52
Fairly poor but numerous. The nearest to town is little more than a large concrete platform jutting into the sea. Most of the tourist complexes have a mixture of rock and pebble beaches, often punctuated by boat jetties. Some are a short but stiff walk from their respective accommodation.
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