Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Porec – the self-styled capital of Croatian tourism

Card no 373 - Maria
 Porec - Croatia
Country: Belarus
Place: Minsk
Received: 28th January
Distance: 1,246 miles
Travelled for: 5 days

This card is from Maria’s holiday in Croatia and shows Porec – the self-styled capital of Croatian tourism.  Poreč (Ancient Greek: Pàrenthos) is a town on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, Croatia. Its major landmark is the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.  Poreč is almost 2,000 years old, and is set around a harbour protected from the sea by the small island of Saint Nicholas/San Nicolo. The town's population of approximately 12,000 resides mostly on the outskirts, while the wider Poreč area has a population of approximately 17,000 inhabitants.

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