Vrsar photos show my photo voyage through this small seaside town on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town, built on a hill above the sea, has a typically Mediterranean feel: stone houses, small alleys, cobbled streets. The old town doesn't have much to offer, except its beauty and views over the town's marina, sea, and archipelago. It is mostly residential with only three bars.
These Vrsar photos capture its architecture, views, and town's Mediterranean charm.
Fishing and pleasure boats lined up at the town's seafront. The seafront is popular for strolling before and after dinner. Along the promenade, you'll find cafe bars, ice-cream parlors, and souvenir shops.
Vrsar has one of the nicest marinas in Istria. Marina has 200 wet slips and 40 dry slips, accommodating vessels up to 50 meters. Seafood restaurant Trost, located in town's marina, is the best seafood restaurant in Vrsar.
Vrsar is a romantic town. The world's famous womanizer, Giacomo Casanova, visited Vrsar twice. Today the town celebrates this famous lover with Casanovafest, a festival of love and erotica. Above is one of the town's viewpoints named after Casanova.
Vrsar has four viewpoints. Three are within the old town's walls, while the one on the photo above is just across the town's gate. The views are awesome.
Vrsar is a hilltop town. It takes more than few steps to reach the top.
In Vrsar, there are four churches along with remains of old Christian basilica. Porec bishops used to have their summer residence in Vrsar. The residence is still there but today it's converted into apartments.
Parish Church of ST. Martin, constructed in 20th century and at the hilltop, doesn't have a very rich artistic interior.
Just across parish church, you'll see ex summer residence of Porec's bishop. Today, it serves as an apartment building.
In Vrsar's old town, there are only three bars. The bar in hotel Vista's courtyard is a nice, chill-out place. Another one is a café in front of the town's gate. And the third one is Cafe L'Angelique near the parish church. This café is very cute and has a good choice of wines by the glass. However, it has funny opening hours. It's not open in the afternoon from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.
15 thoughts on “Vrsar Photos – Vrsar Photo Essay”
Amazing pictures, really like them!
Beautiful city :)
We hope to travel to Croatia within the next year so your blog is going to be a favourite of mine Frank. I already love the romantic little town of Vrsar – just from your photographs. That is an amazing amount of slips and dry docks!
Thanks Budget Jan. Let us know if you are in the area. We can show you around.
I love walks through an old town like this, wish I had time to visit, its beautiful. thanks for linking up today for #tpMondays
Next time, Noel. And that time we should also meet :-). Love #tpMondays.
Browsing through all the photo essays and love them! To be honest I have never really seen much of Croatia before in photos and you have opened my eyes, it is so beautiful! I definitely need to visit, I want to have a cup of coffee at that table in the last picture.
One of Istria’s many charming towns. Are these all your own photographs? They’re stunning!
Thank you Isabel. Yes, all photos are mine.
looks like a nice little place to visit and walk around.
Thanks! It is cute and the views are amazing.
Fantastic blog Frank – gorgeous photos and what a great subject :) I have just had a taste of Croatia and will definitely be back for more so I look forward to researching on your blog!
Hi Natasha, thanks for your comment. Glad you like my blog and even more happy that you’ve enjoyed your stay in Croatia.