Poreč is a small town located in the heart of western coast of Istria, which is Croatia’s biggest peninsula. It is famous and known for the Euphrasian Basilica, which was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Due to its beauty and charm, today Poreč is one of the main tourist centers of Istria, but also of Croatia. Here are 5 things that you have to see while staying in Poreč, according to Tripadvisor.
1. Euphrasian Basilica
The already mentioned building from 6th century is certainly worth a visit and a tour. It has a very important historical significance, and is known for its incredible diverse mosaics. It is a very famous sacral, historical, architectural and cultural monument, and is one of the symbols of the town. When you finally walk up the Bell Tower, from the top the view across the whole Poreč is simply stunning and magnificent.
2. Poreč old town
The old town of Poreč as it is today was designed by the ancient romans almost 2 millennia ago. Its original intention was to be a military camp for roman soldiers, and later grew into one of the commercial, administrative and economic centers of Istria. The real wealth of the city are many ancient ruins, narrow streets, cultural and architectural monuments, beautiful buildings, shops and antique shops that sell arts, crafts and jewellery etc.
3. Aquapark Aquacolors
Aquapark Aquacolors, located in Poreč is a perfect destination for fun and adrenaline lovers. It is the largest Croatian aqua park with more than 20 water attractions, 13 giant water sliders, and one of the longest lazy river in Europe. The newly built part of the park is Crocodile Bay, a relaxing zone which provides you massages, outdoor relaxing parts and huge pools for swimming lovers. It is also a family friendly park with lots of fun content for kids and teens.
4. Baredine Cave
Baredine cave is geomorphological monument of nature, which is located 5 kilometers from the coastline, and surrounded by many archaeological sites and well-preserved, intact landscape. It is full of stalagmites and stalactites and other underworld sculptures which arose over the years. There is also a very famous legend about the cave that is worth hearing and exploring more about.
5. Adventure Park Sky Fox
The Adventure Park Sky Fox Poreč Istria is located in a beautiful oak forest, and is one of the largest adventure parks in Croatia. It offers many activities such as climbing and many extreme sports. Check out their website for more informations.