One of the most beautiful towns in Istria, Vrsar (the old Orsera) is situated on a hill overlooking the mouth of the Lim bay. The town is named after the old Mediterranean word "ur", which means source. What was once a place for rest and refreshment of ancient seafarers, today is truly a source of beauty and pleasure. Overarched narrow cobbled streets leading to small intimate squares above which rise the picturesque buildings, often decorated with interesting stone figures, balconies, roofs and wells. The view from the hill is truly magnificent - 18 beautiful islands resting on the wide blue sea, which hazels under the warm sun and kisses gentle green shore.

Residents of Vrsar have always been closely linked to the rhythm of nature of this rich area. Numerous sculptural and architectural works of the Roman masters, Venetian artists to modern sculpture lovers, testifies the world-known stone quality. For centuries, the area has been known for its salt production, the single crystal of life, thanks to which Vrsar remained permanently recorded in maps of the Old world. Deep Blue Sea is still extremely rich with fruits, making tables in each home, as well as the restaurant’s, a wonderful experience for the senses.

The old fishing town today is a favorite port for sailors, to whom the former Fabian (a wider area of the port) is a favorite docking place. The hospitable people of Vrsar have early recognized the affinity and the needs of modern nomads. Therefore, they are proud of one of the first and most important European nudist camps. Vrsar is also an award-winning town as the best-kept place in the country, thus justifying the effort of its inhabitants for the prettiest and most comfortable stay.

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Church of Sv. Foška - 17th century, with tombstones, with coats of arms and Latin inscriptions

Main gate - from the 13th century, the former main entrance to the fortified city; on a stone panel above the door there is a shallow relief with a miniature of St. Mark's lion.

The summer residence of the Bishop of Poreč (Castle) - from the 14th century, with different styles, from Romanesque to Baroque, with two towers from the 13th century and a sun clock

Old Romanesque door - from the 13th century, with a shallow relief of San Marko's lion.

Roman magazine and necropolis – from the 2nd century, with valuable Roman port devices and Tombs

Early Christian basilica – from the 4 century with very interesting Early Christian iconography and fragments of mosaic

The Romanesque basilica of St. Mary of the Sea - built from the 8th until the 12th century

Vrsar archipelago - 18 uninhabited islands are overgrown with Mediterranean plants

Lim Bay - beautiful bay, 10 km long and 600 meters wide

Montraker Peninsula - the remains of a Roman necropolis

Sculpture park of Dušan Đamonja - with sculptures, prints and drawings of the eminent sculptor


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