1. Panoramic airplane flight
Vrsar is one of the rare places in Istria that has its own sports airport. Take advantage of it and enjoy a panoramic flight over Vrsar, the archipelago and the Lim Bay.
2. Visit the street of Casanova
The famous gigolo stayed in Vrsar on two occasions, in 1743. and in 1744. If his comprehensive memoirs are to be trusted, a few local beauties fell under his charms during each stay.
3. Visit Kaštel, the summer residence of the Bishop of Poreč, and its church
Alongside the parish church, there is a large but ruined palace known locally as Kaštel. This is the former summer residence of the Bishop of Poreč. It includes a fortified building with a cistern and four towers that are a continuation of the 15th-century town walls.
4. Visit the Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park
Vrsar is known as a "town of sculptures". The Sculpture Park displays works by Dušan Džamonja, one of Croatia and Europe’s most prominent contemporary sculptors, while the abandoned Montraker quarry hosts an international sculpture school every summer. Artworks made during these workshops are displayed on the beaches, in campsites, on the waterfront in Vrsar, and in the town parks.
5. Enjoy the view from three romantic vantage points
Thanks to its favourable position on top of a hill, Vrsar has excellent vantage points which offer magnificent views of the nearby archipelago. The vantage point beneath Mala Vrata (Small Gate) in Vrsar also features sculptures from the Montraker workshop: a stylish stone table and benches to rest on.
6. Cycling along the Vrsar-Lim-Vrsar eco trails
The eco bike trails near Vrsar include three routes that will reveal to you all the beauty of the area and its interesting history: an easy short trail, a medium-long trail for more advanced cyclists, and a long trail that leads alongside the Lim Channel through Kontija Forest and beyond. While riding, you will encounter local places of interest such as a Bronze Age ceramic site and the Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park.
7. Take a walk in Kontija Forest
In the hinterland of Vrsar, there is a well-preserved hornbeam forest that stretches over 64 hectares: Kontija. The forest is more than 140 years old and has the status of a special forest reserve. Kontija is regarded as an important symbol of the area.
8. Visit Romualdo Cave and the Lim Channel
The Lim Channel protected landscape is part of the sunken valley of the River Pazinčica. The valley was flooded by the sea, which created a 10-kilometre-long bay whose appearance resembles that of a fjord. Further south, there is Romuald Cave, named after Saint Romuald, who spent three years there praying and meditating (from 1001 to 1004). In addition, the cave is interesting for the fact that calcite formations are only found on its left side, while the right is completely empty. In the cave, remains have been found that attest to the lives of the Palaeolithic hunters that lived here.
9. Fish festivals
Every year, from spring until autumn, Vrsar hosts traditional fish festivals where guests and locals can experience the typical atmosphere of a fishing village, try traditional food and have fun dancing to live music.
10. Visit the Dinopark Funtana
The Dinopark Funtana is the first entertainment park with life-size dinosaurs in Croatia. Since the remains of dinosaurs were found at various locations in Istria, these extinct creatures have become part of the story of the peninsula. Visit the Dinopark Funtana and travel back in time to an age when the planet was dominated by these astonishing creatures.