Porec is a picturesque tourist town located on the west coast of Istria. The Porec Riviera stretches from the Lim Channel in the south and to the Mirna River Valley in the north. Tourist centers are Zelena Laguna, Bijela Uvala, Plava Laguna, Brulo, Spadici, Materada, Ulika, Cervar-Porat and Lanterna.
Porec has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The city developed on the basis of Roman architecture and to this day the orthogonal urban layout of the streets has been preserved, with picturesque Romanesque buildings and Venetian Gothic palaces. Porec achieved its greatest rise during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The largest cultural monument from this period is the Euphrasian Basilica, which was built in the middle of the 6th century during the time of Bishop Euphrasius. The basilica was built in the Byzantine style. The mosaics inside and on the facade of the basilica are among the most beautiful works of Byzantine art in the world. The entire complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Major sights include the Romanesque house from the 13th century, the baroque interior of the Istrian Chamber, the House of Two Saints from the 15th century, the Church of Our Lady of the Angels from the 18th century on Freedom Square, the medieval walls, the Porec Tower and the Gothic pentagonal tower. The entire old town of Porec is an exceptional cultural monument. The trademark of Porec are clean and tidy beaches and many islands.
Numerous accommodation facilities, many cultural events are available to visitors, and the city also offers a variety of entertainment, sports and catering. Porec is an ideal starting point for trips to picturesque villages in the interior of Istria, to Novigrad, Umag, Rovinj, Vrsar, Pula and the Brijoni National Park.