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.

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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.

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Casanova Tour

Interactive walk tour with Casanova through romantic Vrsar

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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.

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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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ISLAND OF KOVERSADA

The coastline of Vrsar, together with the Brijuni islands, is considered to be the most developed part of the Istrian coast. Eighteen local islands contribute to the indentation of the coast, and Koversada is one of them. It has a surface area of 67,477 m2 and its coastline is 990 m long. Its significance lies in the development of tourism in Vrsar and its recognisability in Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century.

In historical and cartographic sources, Koversada is mentioned under the name Conversada; its name is probably derived from the Latin verb convertere, which might, according to some interpretations, indicate that converts used to inhabit or at least temporarily reside on the island. In the sources, the island is mentioned under the following names: Konversari, Kuvrsada/Kuversada (Koversada), Koversada, Koorsada, Koorsari, Koorsara, škoj od Koversade, Koveršada, Konverzada, Konversada, Conversada, Versada. With its surface area of 67.477 m2 and 990 m long coastline, it is the second largest island in the archipelago of Vrsar (after Sveti Juraj).

Since 1960, the island has been developing as the centre of naturism in Istria, but in Europe as well – the so called FKK (Frei Körper KulturFree Body Culture). In 1976, the island of Koversada was connected with the mainland by means of a bridge approximately a hundred metres long. Thus the “Koversad” naturist centre became one of the most modern resorts for naturists. At the time, the “naturist town” could host around ten thousand naturists.