Poreč is a picturesque harbour town situated on the west coast of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. The town is built around a harbour and dates back around 2000 years and has been occupied by the Romans, the Byzantines and was even once part of the Republic of Venice. Influences from Poreč’s long history are evident throughout the town from its ancient Roman architecture, the Byzantine Basilica and the Venetian styled houses. Today, Poreč is one of Croatia’s most visited regions. Like much of the Istria region, Poreč’s landscape is very rural, rich in Mediterranean vegetation such as Pine, Olive and Grape trees.