This quaint fishing town nestled on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula has evolved into one of the region’s most endeared destinations.
Home to Koversada, one of the largest naturist campsites in Europe, this beautiful stretch of coastline has become a Mecca for nature lovers everywhere.
Overlooking a stunning archipelago of 18 lush islands the town is surrounded by glorious untouched Istrian countryside - a rolling green baize of oak, pine and cypress trees.Treasures of its medieval history abound in the old quarter, with thick stone walls and fortified ramparts sitting side-by-side with the pretty villas and red-roofed houses that rise gently up the hillside. The long warm summers bring visitors from afar to enjoy a wide array of leisure activities within a friendly fishing village ambience. Pedal through the forest of Konti on one of many bike trails, or charter a boat for an unforgettable sail along the Adriatic’s only fjord.The serene setting is also the perfect back for romantics – young and old.
During the 18th century, Casanova spent two summers in Vrsar, smitten by its unique charm, character and tantalising cuisine. Istria is famed for exceptional gastronomy, but each town and village has its own unique dishes and Vrsar is no exception. Prepare to savour delicious sea bass grilled with olive oil, garlic and parsley; wild asparagus fresh from the surrounding meadows; and prized Istrian truffles grated over local venison.
The lure of Vrsar lies as much on the dinner plate as it does in the countryside, culture and recreational opportunities.