Sveti Nikola


The island of Sveti Nikola lies just short of 500m south of the peninsula. From May to October small passenger boats make the crossing from the wharf on Maršala Tita. Once there, pebble and concrete beaches, rocky breakwaters, shady pine forests and great views of the town across the way await.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Poreč attractions

1. Temple of Neptune


Dating from the 1st century AD, only fragments of this great Roman temple, dedicated to the sea god, have survived.

2. Trg Marafor

0.42 MILES

The Roman Forum, where public gatherings took place, once stood on the site of the present-day Trg Marafor. The original pavement has been preserved along…

3. Round Tower


One of the city's Venetian-era towers; it once guarded the southeastern section of the city.

4. Euphrasian Basilica

0.53 MILES

Top billing in Poreč goes to the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. Built…

5. Pentagonal Tower

0.54 MILES

One of the Venetian towers, flanking the main entrance to the old town.

6. Northern Tower

0.57 MILES

A ruined Venetian tower, located in the northeast corner of the old town.

7. Baredine Cave

4.93 MILES

Within easy reach of Poreč, Baredine Cave has subterranean chambers with stalagmites and stalactites. The standard admission is by way of a 30-minute…

8. Cossetto


This winery, 12km northeast of Poreč, produces some of Istria's finest reds and whites. Its malvazija is of particularly high quality, and it also…