Planning a Trip
Porec knows how to make visitors feel at home and goes out of its way to lay out the welcome mat. People in the tourist offices are knowledgeable and accommodating, and merchants are welcoming. The Porec Tourist Information Office can provide maps and brochures as well as leads on available accommodations and events. It can be found at Zagrebacka 11 (tel. 052/434-983: www.istra.com/porec) and is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday all year. On Sunday during July and August, it is open 9am to 1pm and 6 to 10pm.
Istra Line Travel Agency, located on the outskirts of Old Town at Partizanska 4 (tel. 052/427-062; fax 052/432-116; www.istraline.hr), is one of several agencies that can book private accommodations. Istra Line specializes in apartment rental but it also can direct you to individual rooms. Atlas Travel Agency at Eufrazijeva 63 (tel. 052/434-983: www.atlas.hr) can arrange excursions, hotels, private accommodations, and airline reservations. It is also the local American Express agent.
Di Tours at Prvomajska 2 (tel. 052/432-100; fax 052/431-300; www.di-tours.com) is just one of many private tourist agencies in town, but it has a huge inventory of rooms and apartments in Porec and the vicinity. In August, it offers doubles with shower from 28€ ($40), apartments from 45€ ($63). During the rest of the year, doubles cost from 12€ ($17), apartments from 16€ ($23).
Porec's Old Town is easy to navigate on foot, though its end-to-end shopping opportunities might slow you down. Buses serve the Lanterna complex south of town (the bus station is a quarter of a mile from the town center) as well as nearby towns, but a car is necessary if you want to stay outside of town or if you want to explore the surrounding area.