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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Natural Wonders – The Magical Corner of the Mediterranean

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. Nature has indeed been generous with this area and made it one of the most beautiful corners of the Mediterranean.

The sea landscape of Vrsar is dominated by an Archipelago of 18 islets, scattered along an indented coastline woven from wooded bays, capes and coves. As the waves lap the bluest lagoons, they play a true Adriatic rhapsody which sooths every soul and fills it with exceptional beauty.

Flora and Fauna of Kontija

Flora and Fauna of Kontija

The Lim Bay opens at the southern end of the town, meandering for 12 km towards the east, deeply incised into the heart of the Istrian mainland. Fresh water flows into the LimBay from the numerous underground springs, and its water sparkles with a characteristic blue-green colour.

The Romuald Cave, located at the eastern end of the LimBay, tells the legend of St. Romuald, a Benedictine hermit.  The cave is entered through a half  meter wide opening leading into an approximately hundred meters long interior consisting of several connected rooms.

Vrsar’s hinterland is the home of the 64 hectares large Kontija, a superbly well-preserved oriental hornbeam forest. More than 140 years old, this forest was given the status of special forest reserve and is considered an important local symbol.