A picturesque fishing town with more than 2,000 years of rich historical heritage, Vrsar is a place of unique, serene beauty recognised by those seeking to relax on its clean coast, as well as those seeking excitement along its biking and hiking trails.
Get to know Vrsar
Once a modest fishing village, this charming town on the west coast of Istria is located at the entrance to Lim Bay. Climb one of the lookouts in the medieval old town situated on a hill by the sea and enjoy the view of the 18-island archipelago. Who knows, maybe the notorious Casanova came to Vrsar sailing between those very islands.
The people of Vrsar are mostly farmers, wine growers, fishermen and tourist hosts, not necessarily in that particular order however.
With an archipelago of 18 uninhabited islands just opposite the town and more than 190 permanent quay side berths in the marina, open all year round, Vrsar is a sailor`s paradise too, with aeronautic sports leaning in for the second place with parachuting, parasailing and panoramic flights in sports planes. Of course, there are many other options for an active holiday worth exploring around Vrsar, whether you are a walker, biker, swimmer or diver.
All of this is made possible by the gentle Mediterranean climate working hand in hand with a beautiful, indented coastline and the pristine nature that surrounds Vrsar.
Adventurers and wanderers will find Vrsar a perfect base for indepth exploration of Istria, maybe even Croatia, but whatever you do, you must visit the Lim Bay and then Rovinj.
Panoramic airplane flight
Visit the street of Casanova
Visit Kaštel – Poreč bishops’ 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 of a fortified building with a cistern and four flanking towers that are the continuation of the Vrsar walls dating back to the 15th century.
Visit - Dušan Džamonja’s Sculpture Park
Enjoy the view from three romantic viewing spots
Take a ride down the Vrsar – Lim – Vrsar eco bike trail
Take a Stroll through the “Kontija” forest
Visit Romuald’s Cave and the Lim Gulf
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.
Vrsar has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and long and warm summers. Even in the winter, the temperature rarely drops below zero. The average air temperature in the spring is 12.5°C, 23.4°C in the summer, 15.6°C in the autumn and it drops down to 5.5°C in the winter.
- Population: 2,703
- Area: 22.9 km²
- Density: 118 ppl/km²
- Air: Mediterranean climate
- January: 5°C to 9°C
- August: 22°C to 25°C
- Sea temperature:
- June: 22°C
- July: 24°C
- August/September: 23°C
Accommodation in Vrsar
Located on top of a hill in the stone pine forest after which it is named, Pineta Hotel offers a unique view of the old town of Vrsar, the Adriatic Sea, and the surrounding islands. With numerous bike trails in the area, the hotel is well equipped for cyclists. Fans of active holidays can also enjoy trekking, tennis, diving, swimming, and other sports in the area. In parallel with your active holiday, take a break in the intimate atmosphere of the Wellness & Spa centre.
The modern rooms and apartments are located right by the sea, ascending along a gentle slope with a beautiful view of the 18 islands of the Vrsar archipelago. In just a few minutes of easy walking along the seafront promenade, you will reach the centre of Vrsar, or explore the surroundings by bike. You can relax and have fun on the natural beaches or at the large swimming pool with a water slide in the centre of the resort.
Petalon Resort is situated on the green peninsula between the town of Vrsar and the protected landscape of Lim Bay. Enjoy miles of bike and hiking trails, natural pebble and rocky beaches, swimming pools, tennis courts, a diving school, and other sports activities.
The modern rooms are located right by the sea, ascending along a gentle slope with a beautiful view of the 18 islands of the Vrsar archipelago. In just a few minutes of easy walking along the seafront promenade, you will reach the centre of Vrsar, or explore the surroundings by bike. You can relax and have fun on the natural beaches or at the large swimming pool with a water slide in the centre of the resort.
Spend your holiday right by the sea on the waterfront of the charming fishing town of Vrsar. Located opposite the old town, day after day you will have the opportunity to discover the little intricacies of the everyday life of the locals as you walk the streets of the small town that had a special place in the heart of the famous Giacomo Casanova. Guests staying at the Riva Apartments have at their disposal all the facilities at the Pineta Hotel as well as the nearby Belvedere Resort.
Koversada Naturist Park Apartments are located at the entrance to the beautiful Lim Bay, surrounded by pristine Mediterranean scenery, the sea, and natural beaches. Discover local flavours of Istria in our restaurants and bars and enjoy an active holiday with numerous sports and entertainment activities.
Opt for comfortable accommodation in rooms in Koversada Villas, located near the sea and the eponymous little island of Koversada. Here, everything is about the pristine natural landscape and the relaxing, laid-back ambience. Koversada Naturist Park Villas are located at the entrance to the beautiful Lim Bay, surrounded by the typical Mediterranean landscape, the sea, and natural beaches. Discover local flavours of Istria in our restaurants and bars and enjoy an active holiday with numerous sports and entertainment activities.
Valkanela Campsite is situated in a beautiful bay with a view of Vrsar and the islands. Here you can find a unique offer of amenities and entertainment for the greatest family holiday. Choose from accommodation on well-positioned spacious pitches or in comfortable mobile homes with a shared pool or private hydro-massage bathtub on the terrace. The campsite features attractive natural beaches, a pool complex, and restaurants and bars right by the sea and the pools.
If you ever feel like spending time in Istria, Porto Sole Campsite is open throughout the year. You can stay at the pitches by the sea or in mobile homes embodying the special ambience of a winter holiday surrounded by nature. Explore the charming town of Vrsar, not far from the camp, or roam around the beautiful nature cycling the attractive trails nearby. Alongside the diving club and the outdoor fitness zone, the campsite offers a wide range of sports amenities by the natural beaches and pools.
Koversada Naturist Park is located at the entrance to the beautiful Lim Bay, surrounded by the typical Mediterranean landscape, the sea, and natural beaches. This campsite with the longest naturist tradition in Europe is a relaxing paradise in the heart of pristine nature, offering a variety of accommodation choices: from camping places and pitches, comfortable mobile homes, tents on the Koversada car-free island, to rooms and suites in bungalows. Explore the local flavours of Istria in our restaurants and bars and enjoy an active holiday with our sports activities and entertainment.
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