Last week, Miloš and I decided to take a day trip to Croatia’s Istrian peninsula, not far from his home town of Crikvenica. We decided on Poreč, a lovely town by the seaside, and then Motovun, a medieval village built on a hill, surrounded by a peaceful valley. (Motovun post coming very soon!)
It took us about an hour and forty minutes to get to Poreč. The weather was on our side, and we had bright sunny skies.
Poreč has an area along the sea that reminded us of Crikvenica, but with a larger marina at the center. There is an ancient wall that encircles the old town, and an impressive Basilica on the one side.
We walked around the outer wall by the sea, and explored the cobblestone streets of the old town. We finished our afternoon with a late lunch at a restaurant called Konoba Aba, which was ranked very high on TripAdvisor for good reason. Much of this area used to be under Venetian rule, and the architecture reflects that.
Here are some photos from our time in Poreč…