Vrsar, Istria, official web site for tourist informations

Vrsar, Istria, official web site
for tourist information

Discover Vrsar delicacies 21st to 28th september

True hedonists, gourmands and lovers of authentic Istrian delicacies and spirits this September should head to Vrsar.


“Historical fair below the Castle” this weekend

This weekend we invite you to the  “Historical Fair below the Castle”  On September 14th and 15th.


Ocean Lava triathlon, oct. 25.-27.2019.

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 25-27, 2019.


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…


A Rich Culinary Tradition

All fragrances and aromas blend in Vrsar to give a harmonious overture into the characteristic gastronomy of Istria. Sea food, grilled fish and meat delicacies that can be tasted in charming restaurants and authentic konobas (taverns) are just a small part of the rich gourmet experience offered by Vrsar.


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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.