Vrsar, Istria, official web site for tourist informations

Vrsar, Istria, official web site
for tourist information

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.

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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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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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SPORT, NATURE, ACTIVITIES…

There are many sports and activities for you to choose – tennis, football, volleyball, basketball, even bowling and mini golf.

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Natural Wonders

From the shores of the Adriatic to the lowlands and undulating hills in the hinterland, the natural wonders of Vrsar and its surroundings are the source of inspiration for every traveller desiring rest and relaxation.

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VRSAR PROMENADES

Vrsar has one of the most beautiful networks of developed promenades in Istria, complemented with well-designed viewpoints and various events held on them. 

The old town centre of Vrsar contains a network of narrow and typical medieval streets, each opening into a new ambient of a square, balcony, traditional architecture, narrow space or view, either of the old town or of the sea. Some are paved with stone, others resemble a staircase, and several of them are very steep. Each of them highlights the location of the town centre. The promenades on the northern slope of the Vrsar hill run through a historical quarry whose remains, just as the evidence of former exploitation, an idle traveller will notice only during a careful inspection of the remaining traces of stone and rocks.

The promenades by the sea (lungomare) are the most interesting ones. They almost completely follow the natural physiognomy of the coastline from Valkanela to Koversada, stretching through the Mediterranean ambient of the evergreen oak.

The Vrsar promenades by the sea pass through various types of ambient in Vrsar, starting from the luxury one in the marina, through the fishermen’s anchorage and the Vrsar beach beneath apartment complexes, to Petalon and the naturist destination of Koversada. Walking from the Vrsar marina toward the north, one cannot avoid the abandoned Montraker quarry, Vrsar beaches with a view of islets in front of Valkanela and Funtana, while promenades lead further to the part of the coast that used to be called in Fiabam. The old path to Fuškulin, stretching from the Flaban pond to St Andrew’s, constitutes a part of those promenades.

The island promenades on Sveti Juraj are especially interesting. They are well-developed and maintained . They are natural promenades without any artificial intervention that are merely suitably maintained so as to remain unobstructed. The promenades stretch from the Church of St George toward the island summit, from St George’s to the southernmost point of the island, but also along its entire island coastline, offering a beautiful and wide view of the sea landscape of Vrsar and the unique view of the old town of Vrsar.