Poreč and Tar
Poreč and Tar
The high quality and availability of accommodation on the coast and in the interior, including a series of campsites, make Poreč and its surroundings one of the most important tourist destinations in Croatia. The participants of the Giostra, the festival of events and chivalry competitions, where you can also taste the sweet dishes and wine of the Poreč region, will tell you some of the ancient stories of the well-preserved old town of Poreč, situated on its promontory surrounded by the sea. Indulge in culture by visiting the Euphrasian Basilica which, with its valuable mosaics, is on UN ESCO’s World Heritage List. Poreč is proud of its local products and pride of place goes both to olive oil, which according to experts has a sophisticated scent and flavour, and Poreč Malvasia wine. Enthusiasts of active holidays will choose this part of Istria for its extensive sports and recreational facilities including water sports.
Nearby Tar is a popular destination for campers, who will find some of the largest campsites in Croatia here. The best olive oil in the world has also come from here since time immemorial, as confirmed by the experts of the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). Relax on the beautiful beaches away from city crowds, enjoy the bike trails, wine routes and olive groves, have fun at folk festivals and learn about the past of this region and its surroundings while travelling on the tourist train along the Parenzana, the historic narrow-gauge railway.