A town, port and tourist resort on the western
coast of Istria; popu-lation 7,585. 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 24
°C and in January 4.5 °C. The average annual rainfall of
920 mm 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. 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.
Situated at the intersection of the main road (M2, E751) connecting
Porec with Pazin and Pula, and of the regional road running along
the western coast of Istria.
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 ca-pa-ci-ties,
accommodation can be found in the campsite. There is also a small
marina with 100 berths.
Parentium Marina has 200 berths in the sea and
50 places on the land.
The islet of St. Nicholas - Porec. The islet can
be reached by boat which starts regularly from the town promenade.
The rocky coast has many maintained beaches, and there are several
Pical - Porec. Pical lies a few-minute walk from
the old part of the town, in a rich forest above a beautiful beach.
There are 12 tennis courts, one indoor and one outdoor swimming
pool, and several congress halls.
spadici-Materada - Porec. The location includes
one of the first nudist campsites on the Adria - Ulika, situated
near a long, beautiful, rocky but well-maintained beach and ringed
by large olive-groves. A path along the coast of the Cove of St.
Martin leads to the hotels Materada, Turist and Luna with their
annexes. Preserved nature and crystal clear sea.
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