Porec is a city and municipality on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, in Istria county, Croatia. It is a historic town half way up the western side of the magnificent Istrian peninsula. A tourist haven which is rich in history and coastal beauty.


The city plan still shows the ancient Roman Castrum structure. The main streets are Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, still preserved in their original ancient forms. Marafor is a Roman square with two temples attached. One of them, erected in the first century AD, is dedicated to the Roman god Neptune; its dimensions are 30 m by 11 m.

The Euphrasian Basilica, rebuilt in the 6th century under the Byzantine Empire and bishop Euphrasius, is the most important historical site in Porec. It is a protected World Heritage Site, so designated by UNESCO in 1997.

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