1. Panoramic airplane flight
Vrsar is one of the few 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 – Poreč bishop’s summer residence and churches
The present-day palace came to be by partitioning the original Romanesque castle, and was used as Poreč bishops’ summer residence. It comprised a fortified building with a cistern and four flanking towers that are the continuation of the Vrsar walls dating back to the 15th century.
4. Visit Dušan Džamonja’s Sculpture Park
The sculptures, graphics and drawings displayed in the monumental complex comprising a house and a sculpture park, belong to one of the greatest Croatian and European modern sculptors, Dušan Džamonja. At the end of August, Vrsar becomes a mecca of sculpture lovers because the Montraker international school of sculpture is organized there at that time each year.
5. Enjoy the view from three romantic viewing spots
The viewing spots offer a view of the Vrsar archipelago and are decorated with sculptures made in the workshops of the Montraker international school of sculpture – a stylish stone table and a resting bench.
6. Take a ride down the Vrsar-Lim-Vrsar eco bike trail
The eco bike trail in the vicinity of Vrsar offers cyclists three types of rides: a short and the easiest one, a medium length trail for the moderatly advanced, and the longest trail that reveals the full glory of Istria and the Mediterranean. On their ride, cyclists pass a deposit of ceramics from the Bronze Age on the main summit, then proceed to Dušan Džamonja’s Sculpture Park, and finally make their way to the Crljenka sports airport or the Lim Gulf.
7. Take a stroll through the Kontija forest
The 140-year-old forest of Oriental hornbeam and other kinds of trees is the best preserved of its kind in Istria.
8. Visit Romuald’s Cave and the Lim Gulf
The Lim Gulf, over 10 km long preserved landscape, shaped by the dissolution of the limestone bedrock has a climbing cliff on its northern and Romauld’s Cave on its southern end. The cave was home of Saint Romuald from 1001 to 1004, who lived, prayed and meditated in it. Cave is a speleological phenomenon too, as its entire decor is located on the left side, while the right side remains empty. There are some evidences of life of Paleolithic hunters.
9. Fishermen’s festivities
Vrsar has the longest tradition of holding fishermen’s festivities which last from spring till autumn. For more information about these folk evening activities on the Vrsar Riviera check the Event Calendar.
10. Visit to Dinopark Funtana
Dinopark Funtana is the first amusement park in Croatia dedicated to life-size dinosaurs. Numerous remains of dinosaurs have been discovered in different locations across Istria, so they have become part of the peninsula’s story. Take this amusing journey way back into the past and experience these unusual creatures.