Hundreds of times. :) My preference would be Rovinj for MY personal interests. Can you please elaborate on yours? Will you be renting a car? What time of year? Both are equally touristy, like anywhere on the coast in summer.
Their vibes are different; Poreč is more...resorty than Rovinj. It is also more central and surrounded by lots to see and do. Rovinj exudes more character and charm and simply is prettier. Rovinj, while, busy, has a specific relaxed vibe whereas the vibe/feel of Poreč is more...buzzy and energetic. You loved Rovinj; Poreč won't surpass it. I really like Poreč, my home town when living in Istria, but I adore Rovinj.
It wouldn't hurt to try something new, either.Edited: 04 November 2017, 23:26
Thanks Chefathome - lots of questions there. In rovinj we went to lipizana and postojna and spent the rest of the week exploring locally, walking, and some beach time. We would be looking at either aug, sept or oct - for 5-7 nights, no longer. Many years ago I stayed at vrsar but cant remember much about it. we wouldnt have a car, we like to go by local bus or walk. we like a bit of exploring, a bit of chilling, eating out and a beer but not into night clubs - we are a couple in our 50s and 60s
thanks, thats kind of what i was thinking.....
wow, very comprehensive - certainly sounds worth a visit, thanks
For a history and architecture buff, Porec ecrtainly has more to offer, with is Euphrasian Basilica, main streets still named main streets are Decumanus and Cardo Maximus like in the Roman times, beautiful Church of Our Lady of Angel
Robin, where are you staying? I'm never in Poreč in the wee hours but when swimming in the evenings definitely do hear loud music. Rovinj is busy and vibrant but not that loud. Noise at night drives me nuts...so nice to be in the country.