Very much a land of contrasts, our Eurocamp parc in Croatia puts the beautiful area around Porec on the Istrian Peninsula right on your doorstep. Istria is often referred to as 'the Croatian Tuscany'; with both its architecture and cuisine still demonstrating the Italian influences that remain from 400 years of Venetian rule.
Croatia also boasts a number of superb National Parks, the most famous of which, the Brijuni archipelago is within easy reach of the parc at Porec. The archipelago forms a stunning 30 mile long coast containing nearly 700 plant species and 150 bird species in a gorgeous setting that contains historic sites ranging from a Neolithic settlement to the Middle Ages, making it an unmissable attraction for everyone.
Porec itself is a relatively small but picturesque town, with a street plan that has stayed the same since the time of Roman occupation in 50BC. In fact, signs of the Romans are all around you here, with the remains of two first century Roman temples still here to be seen in Marafor, the oldest part of the town.
However, the sightseeing highlight of Porec has to be the Euphrasian Basilica, which has been made a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its glorious mosaics. One of the most famous Byzantine churches in Europe, it has been marvelled at here since the 6th century.
While Italian food predominates here, those looking for authentic Croatian cuisine should try Burek, a heavy pasty made with meat, cheese or apple which you will see in every baker’s window; and of course Cevapcici, a large spicy beef meatball sometimes served in a bread roll or pitta bread.
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With endless sunshine, perfect beaches and some of the finest Roman remains you will see outside Italy, camping in Croatia offers you a host of things to do, and to discover.
Arguably the premier tourist town in Croatia, Porec offers a lively nightlife and great restaurants, as well as a host of ancient Roman remains and gothic palaces. It is also home to the stunning Euphrasian Basilica.
Euphrasian Basilica, Porec
the 6th century Euphrasian basilica in porec is not only one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a must-see attraction while you are in Croatia.
Caves of Baradine
These spectacular caverns are one of the wonders of Istria, where you will see a multitude of vast stalagmites and stalactites, with some of the formations thought to resemble shapes such as the Virgin Mary and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
A charming town in its own right, Pula is also home to an immaculately-preserved Roman ampitheatre. Built in the 1st century, its walls are still completely intact, and it is one of the largest Roman remains in the world.
Once an Illyrian settlement, Rovinj has a simply gorgeous old town area, and of course the 18th century Church of St Euphemia, which is the largest Baroque building in Istria, with a bell tower that replicates the one at St Mark’s basilica in Venice.
This small port on the north-west of Istria is sometime called Croatia’s gateway to Europe. Sleepy and picturesque, it is also home to many fine buildings from the era of the Venetian conquest of the Istrian coast.
This lovely archipelago of islands off the Istrian peninsula includes Brijuni, a National Park that is home to more than 600 plant species and 150 bird species. You will also find the fascinating 19th century Brijuni Minor fortress here.
Right in the heart of the city of Porec you will find this lovely aquarium where children can discover fish, crabs and more than 70 species of marine life that are indigenous the Adriatic coast.
Brijuni Safari Park
Lying within the Brijuni National Park, this very natural safari park is spread over nine hectares and includes a variety of exotic species including Indian elephants, llamas, zebras and camels.
Offering a choice of off-road karts complete with roll cages, Kart Cross enables you to sample high speed thrills on a bumpy, muddy, twisting race track; to race radio-controlled karts, or even explore the countryside on quad bikes.
The seas off the Istrian coast are famously clear, making this an ideal diving location; especially with a range of ancient artefacts under the sea. Courses are available at a number of centres here, though even experienced divers will need to seek a permit.
Tennis is highly popular on Croatia, especially since Goran Ivanisevic’s successes, so there are plenty of courts here, including the superb Tennis Camp Umag, where there are more than 60 courts.
Croatia really does offer breathtaking scenery, so walking and hiking here are a pleasure. You’ll find trails everywhere, but the pick of them tend to be within the national parks such as Brijuni, Mijet and Plitvice Lakes.
A combination of calm seas and reliable winds means that Croatia is the ideal place to learn or practice windsurfing. There are many schools here, though Kamenjak, to the south of Pula, is considered one of the best windsurfing areas.
The Garden Festival – Early July, Petrcane
Nothing to do with gardening, this festival of modern music and disco is nonetheless one of the most popular of the many music festivals now taking place on Croatia.
Porec Summer – Mid June to mid September
Porec town plays host to a number of musical and dance events throughout the summer, with details announced on billboards around the town.
Pula Film Festival – Mid July
For more than 50 years now, Pula has held this festival of International and Croatian cinema, with some screenings taking place within the spectacular Roman arena itself.
Street Art festival, Porec
Every August, Porec plays host to some of Europe’s premier street entertainers, with exponents of dance, theatre, art, acrobatics and even escapology entertaining visitors to this exciting town.
While Croatian cuisine tends to be quite simple and hearty peasant food, there are a number of local specialities you really should try:
An ideal base from which to discover Croatia’s unspoiled beauty by car. This impressive parc offers plenty of activities and nightlife for couples and families with older children.
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