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The Insider's Guide to Porec

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Porec: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Porec! If you're planning to move to Porec, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Porec has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Porec.

Porec, is a popular tourist destination known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful natural landscapes. One of the most famous sites in Porec is the Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 6th century. This well-preserved complex includes a basilica, atrium, baptistery, and bishop's palace, all adorned with intricate mosaics. The Porec Old Town is another must-visit, with its narrow, winding streets filled with charming shops and cafes. Here, you can also find the Romanesque House, a 13th-century building that is one of the oldest in Porec. For those interested in history, the Porec Museum offers a fascinating insight into the town's past, with exhibits spanning from prehistoric times to the present day. Nature lovers will enjoy the Baredine Cave, a stunning geological marvel filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and the Porec Aquarium, which showcases a variety of Adriatic Sea life. The Sveti Nikola Island, just off the coast of Porec, is a perfect spot for a day trip, with its beautiful beaches and clear waters.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Porec is vibrant and diverse, offering something for everyone. For a taste of local cuisine, visit Konoba Cakula, a traditional tavern serving dishes like truffle pasta and grilled fish. Restaurant Divino is another popular choice, known for its fresh seafood and stunning sea views. For a more upscale dining experience, try Sveti Nikola, located on the island of the same name, offering gourmet dishes and an extensive wine list. Porec's nightlife is equally exciting, with numerous bars and clubs to choose from. For a relaxed evening, head to Epoca, a stylish cocktail bar with a wide selection of drinks. If you're looking for a more lively night out, Byblos is a large open-air club that hosts international DJs and live music performances. Saint & Sinner is another popular spot, known for its fun atmosphere and themed party nights.

Recreational activities in Porec are largely centered around the town's beautiful natural surroundings. The clear waters of the Adriatic Sea offer excellent conditions for water sports, with numerous providers offering equipment rental and lessons. Aquacolors Porec is a popular water park with a variety of slides and pools, perfect for a fun family day out. For those who prefer land-based activities, the Parenzana Bike Trail is a scenic route that takes you through the beautiful Istrian countryside. The Porec Adventure Park offers a range of activities, including zip-lining and rope courses, set in a beautiful forest. For a more relaxed activity, the Plava Laguna and Zelena Laguna beaches are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Golf lovers can visit the nearby Brijuni Islands, home to a beautiful golf course with stunning sea views. Finally, for those interested in exploring the local marine life, diving tours are offered by several companies, including the Porec Diving Center.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

William RussellWilliam Russell

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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