The ancient Roman town of Porec lies at the heart of Istria's summer tourism infrastructure, placing it within easy reach of the coast's rocky beaches as well as the quieter interior of the region. Despite its flocks of summer visitors, Porec still retains a sense of historical pride and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Byzantine Euphrasian Basilica is a must see.
Other sites of historical interest include the Bishop's Palace and its collection of stone sculptures and religious paintings. After a day of sightseeing, Porec's restaurants uphold the regions reputation for fantastic cuisine.
For the more adventurous traveller the clear seas of the Adriatic offer perfect diving and there are many dive schools in and around the town that can arrange trips to these spectacular subterranean sites.