Porec is located on the west coast of Istria, a Mediterranean region that for the most part belongs to the Republic of Croatia and is closest to the countries of Central Europe. Together with the surrounding area, Porec has about 17,000 inhabitants and in summer more than 70,000 guests spend their summers in the city.
The peninsula on which the old town is located was inhabited 6,000 years ago.
2100 years ago, after the ancient Romans conquered the ancient Histrians, the Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian founded the colony "Colonia Iulia Parentium". Throughout turbulent history, the city has been ruled by many rulers; Ostrogoths, Byzantium, Republic of Venice, Napoleonic France, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Italy, Yugoslavia.
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Today, Porec is a true tourist metropolis of Croatian tourism, due to the advantages of climate, the intertwining of blue (coastal) and green (inland) Istria, world-renowned wine and olive oil, historical sights, a large selection of accommodation units of all kinds and proximity to most Central European countries.
With more than 3,850 hours of sunshine a year, Istria is an ideal climate for a holiday at sea and in summer the sea temperature can rise up to 28 ° C.