Istria is famous for its unique combination of blue sea and green hinterland. Drive through vineyards, fields and hills, through picturesque medieval cities fenced with walls, slowly introducing you to the colorful world of Istria.
From Rovinj we will drive to Poreč, famous for its basilica which is
under UNESCO Heritage. Porec is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. Located at the west coast of Istria, this picturesque coastal town attracts more than 400.000 visitors a year. Porec old town is located on a small peninsula, surrounded by the sea. To this day, Porec perserved a typical layout of an ancient Roman town. Streets’s layout is symmetrical with two main intersecting streets and Forum: Decumanus Maximus running east to west to the main square – Forum (today Trg Marafor) and Cardo Maximus connecting north and south. Many other attractions can be seen in Poreč: Neptun’s Temple, Romanesque and Gothic houses like House of Two Saints, and Zuccatto Palace, round and pentagonal towers, and Istrian Council House.
And main attraction of Poreč is Euphrasian Basilica dates back to 4th century, and today it’s UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
After sighseeing continue towards Motovun, famous for movie festival and the area where truffles grow. Continue to Slovenia, cross the border and drive to picturesque medieval Piran, the pearl of the Adriatic Sea, with strong Venetian influence and unusually open square to the sea. Here, we can visit the Maritime museum or ascend on the top of the hill where St. George’s cathedral overlooks Piran with one of the best panoramic views to all Slovenian coast. Time to explore it on your own and enjoy in one of the restaurants and bars while drinking coffee.
Piran, 1 night