Porec | Villas in Croatia
Porec has been perfect for self-catering holidays since 1896. Holiday cottages in Porec in Istria come in many varieties. Self-catering in Porec is perfect if you want your family vacation to be relaxed and easy. With its first hotel built in 1896, the town in the west of Istria has been a holiday destination with open arms. Their concern for guests is evident by the attractive accommodation, modern tourist complexes, clean beaches, and preserved sweet smelling forests. With a delightful holiday cottage in Porec from us, you and your family will have a great foundation for your self-catering holiday in Croatia. Our holiday homes in Croatia come in all sizes and varieties.
Things to do in Porec near your holiday villas
Check out our holiday apartments and villas in Porec and discover the city on guided or private sightseeing tours. It is nestled picturesquely on peninsula Istria in the Adriatic Sea. With its valuable heritage, Porec is a modern, vibrant city, with nightlife and beaches. Of all our villas in Istria, those in this town are some of the best located for visiting the many cultural events in the region. The two traditional main streets of the city from the Roman era - Decumanus and Cardo Maximus - intersect in the old town, making a great background for an evening stroll from your Croatia holiday apartments. The Old Town harbors romantic streets, ancient buildings and lovely restaurants. In spring and summer, the streets and squares are filled with festivities. The town festival is held in Spring, and offers a wealth of sports and cultural performances. Mandalenjina on the last Sunday in July is a popular festival in honor of the Holy Magdalena of Visnjan, Rokova on August 16, is a folk festival of Saint Roch, the patron saint of Porec.
History and Culture
Artefacts show that Porec has been settled since pre-historic times, and remains from a fortified Roman colony can be seen today. The Basilica of St. Euphrasius is one of the best original examples of early 6th century Byzantine art. The Episcopal buildings and the Basilica in the historic center of the town were collected as evidence late antique and early Byzantine art in the Adriatic area as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the ecclesiastical complex with an atrium, baptistery, bishop's palace and a small chapel from the 6th century. Take time during your stay in our Istrian villas in Croatia, to marvel at the magnificent portals, the magnificent mosaics and stucco designs around you. The Diocese of Porec-Pula cathedral was built in the 6th century and bears the name of Bishop Euphrasius.