Vrsar, Istria, official web site for tourist informations

Vrsar, Istria, official web site
for tourist information

Important !

In order to decrease risk of spread of coronavirus, Vrsar Tourist Board office will be closed after March 16th until further notice.


CANCELED !!! Limes Bike tour , recreational cycling event on 25th April

Among the large number of amateur cycling races on the Istrian peninsula, the Limes Bike Tour organised by the Vrsar Tourist Board is getting more and more important. This event is mainly intended for families with children, but is also open for participants of all ages.


Casanova Tour

Interactive walk tour with Casanova through romantic Vrsar


Ocean Lava triathlon, oct. 23.-25.2020.

Ocean Lava Planet has extended its wings with a new event in Croatia. Taking place in Istria, the peninsula situated in the north-west of the country, Ocean Lava Triathlon Vrsar-Croatia takes place on October 23-25, 2020.


Historical heritage in Vrsar

The name Vrsar (Italian: Orsera) is very old. In Medieval Latin documents the name appeard in different variants: Ursaria, Ursarium, Vrsarium, Orsaria…


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Vrsar Chimneys

The rooftops of Vrsar along with their corresponding chimneys, make the view from above, at the Vrsar traditional architecture, particularly interesting. It is a well-known fact from many parts of Istria that chimneys reflect not only the  local traditional architectual trait, but also specific climate characteristics of a place or an area.

Traditional Vrsar chimneys were narrow and tall, originally built of stone, later also from brick, always with exterior stucco walls. While in other parts of Istria chimney tops are generally of pyramidal or roof-like shape, in Vrsar they are constructed exclusively of tiles laid at a 45-degree angle, forming a ridge shape. The top of such construction has, depending on the chimney proportions, a few horizontally laid tiles which serve as obstruction to wind and water.