Porec, a tourist hot spot on the west coast of Istria, can be an interesting weekend getaway for anybody longing for some sea, sun, and simple joys of life.
Within 5 hours drive from major European hubs, Porec is perfectly located for a weekend break, away from big cities. On the other hand, Trieste, Treviso, and Venice airports are the closest airports with loads of low-cost airlines flying into. You can also arrive in style with a boat connecting Venice to Porec (the boat service runs from April to October).
You have to visit the old town's maze of narrow winding cobblestone streets and alleyways. Enjoy the delightful architecture, Venetian style houses, cozy cafes, and souvenir shops. You probably don't want to miss Unesco protected Basilica dating back from the 4th century.
After a long stroll in the old town, stop for a well-earned break in one of the numerous bars suggestion is Epoca Bar at the waterfront promenade. If you love a glass of bubbles, order a glass of
dry sparkling wine and watch the world go by. Aperitif comes with a complimentary bowl of olives
and some crisps. Epoca bar overlooks the Porec yacht dock. Sea aficionados can head to Zelena Laguna for some fun under the sun. A ski lift can be a great place.
My to spend your afternoon. Porec ski lift offers water skiing with two speeds: 30 km/ hour and 58 km/hour. With its 5 kickers and sliders and night skiing, it is the ultimate water activity in Porec. If you are in a low activity pace, take a 5-minute boat to St. Nicola Island for some swimming and sunbathing, or simply rent a boat for a day and discover numerous Porec beaches.
You can also spend a couple of hours in Aquapark Water Park. Or, head to Fuente Beach Bar for Dj music and cocktails.