Vrsar is by far one of the most idyllic towns in Istria. Many moons ago, seafarers would come here to refresh themselves and rest after their seafaring trips and today this lovely town is one of the most popular places to spend a summer vacation in Croatia. Everything about Vrsar is just exquisite, from its picturesque buildings, the narrow cobbled streets to the wonderful squares. The architecture in the town is truly magnificent wherever you happen to look. Much like all the coastal towns in Croatia, Vrsar is steeped in wonderful history with extraordinary remains of ancient Rome dotted all over the land. The whole area has been a favourite haunt for many travellers over the years including Casanova who wrote about his two visits to Vrsar in his memoirs.
There are some beautiful apartments in Vrsar which visitors can rent for holidays here or if you prefer there are some very pleasant hotels as well as bed and breakfast establishments. All of these can be found by going on the Internet where you will find the perfect Vrsar accommodation to make your stay here a memorable and very pleasant experience.
There is so much to do and see with 17th century churches and much earlier architecture which dates back as far as the 2nd century. It is a treasure trove of Romanesque and Baroqueexamples. There is still a very evident Venetian influence in some parts as Vrsar was under the rule of the Italian City State for many years up to the late 18th century.
The town itself is situated on a hill surveying the sumptuous Lim Bay and overlooks 18 idyllic islands that are nestled off shore in the blue as blue Adriatic Sea. The view from the top of the hill is spectacular. Find a nice hotel in Vrsar that suits your needs!
There are some wonderful events which takes place in Vrsar including the fishermen’s Festival of Lungomare, when seafood specialities are served in restaurants and which have to be sampled to be believed. There are guitar festivals, the International Water Polo tournament and many religious festivals which visitors to the area are always welcomed to join in. Remember to book your Vrsar holiday home as early as possible if you want to be right near the festivities.
The restaurants in the town offer some of the finest traditional food with the best local wines, so eating out in Vrsar is a culinary delight and the hospitality of the people makes the occasions just that little bit more special. Don’t forget though, one of the beauties of being by the sea is being able to cook freshly caught seafood. Get some catch of the day and take it back to your Vrsar apartment for one of the simplest but tastiest meals ever.
For anyone who is passionate about food and fine wines mixed with the beauty of times long past, then Vrsar is the perfect holiday destination. The beautiful town in an idyllic setting on a wonderful coastline which boasts lovely beaches to suit every one’s taste and a traditional warm welcome that is guaranteed, wonderful Vrsar in Istria is the perfect place to spend some quality time on holiday.