A testimony of a long history of Poreč, with its beginning in the age of the Roman Empire (Roman name for Poreč was Collonia Iulia Parentium) is the old city centre, where there are to this day preserved streets Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, the remains of a Roman temple next to Square Marafor (Forvm Romanum), well preserved Romanesque house, many Gothic palaces of which the most famous are "Lion’s palace" and "Zuccato palace", and the most famous monument in Poreč that, since 1997, has been a part of the World cultural and historical heritage under UNESCO protection – the Euphrasian Basilica, built in a period between 4th and 6th century in Byzantine style.
Except from tourist and cultural, Poreč also has its sports and entertainment side, provided by numerous bars, night clubs, restaurants, and top discotheque Byblos, that is a host to world renowned DJs every summer, enriching hot summer nights in Poreč.
Poreč offers a great variety of sports, like tennis, beach volleyball, football, horse riding, cycling, hiking and water sports that will enrich every visitor’s vacation. To the ones that wish for the adrenalin rush, Poreč offers an excellent go kart track not far from Červar, Paintball, water skiing on ski lift, jet ski rides and other sports for all active vacation enthusiasts.
The convenient location of Poreč enables its guests to visit other significant localities in its immediate vicinity; one of the most beautiful cities of the world – Venice, Brijuni National Park, the cave of Baredine, the Pula Arena, the Pazin pit and Lim channel.
Červar Porat is a tourist apartment settlement built at the end of the ‘70s, and it is only 4 km north of Poreč. Červar has the population of 700 and it is situated on the sea shore encircled by a crystal blue sea. The settlement perks up during summer months owing to many tourists that stay there, along with house and apartment owners who spend their vacation with their families there. Pine tree woods and long rows of olive trees and grape vine spreading along the whole coast will provide a Mediterranean atmosphere that is so unique and specific to Istria.
Červar is an ideal place for a family vacation thanks to exceptional peace and quiet, the vegetation surrounding it and light traffic within the settlement. In a bay at the centre of the settlement there is a well visited marina with many vessels.
Young and cheerful will find something for themselves in Červar – intimate "wild" beaches for swimming and sunbathing away from inquisitive looks, a pizzeria, restaurant and a cafe, and only a 5 minute drive away there is an excellent go kart track with various go kart vehicles at your disposal, but also with off-road buggies.
The beach is pebbly, combined with naturally formed sea rocks and soft grass areas – suitable for the swimmers of all ages and skills. There is also a water slide at the beach.
Sporting facilities in the settlement include: clay tennis court, miniature golf, table tennis and beach canoe and bicycle rentals.
Rent a motor boat for a whole day and find numerous hidden coves and secluded little beaches, admire the reflection of the sun on the glassy sea surface, swim in seclusion away from the summer throng and inquisitive looks.
Cycling enthusiasts will love the fact that Červar Porat and Poreč are linked by an undemanding cycling trail (part clay, part tarmac) that makes bicycle excursions to this pearl of Istria possible.