That's me exploring the back alleys of the town of Vrsar, 25 May 2012. There's so much to discover here as no two houses are the same and there's an astonishing variety in round arches, bay windows, balconies, lintels and every kind of masonry work.
We offer dive sites for beginners and more experienced divers. The catalogue of our dive sites consists of 8 wrecks sunk during the World Wars, and 20 other dive sites with reefs, steep walls, caves and caverns places. Exciting shore and night dives are possible in our Porto Sole bay . Based upon the interests among our guests, we organize daily trips with two dives (wreck + reef). Additionally an other dive boat leaves the harbour of Vrsar two or three times a day, taking the divers to all the interesting dive sites nearby.
Tremendous landscapes, magnificent hotel infrastructure involve tourists who first of all want to take pleasure in silence, beauty and rest among medieval architecture and the unique nature of Adriatic coast.
Try to visit this church on Sunday---they have a beautiful service in the morning---when I visited they had some singers and an organ player---I did not climb the tower but the views are probably fine of the harbour below. There is also a small cafe right in front where you can get a coffee or drink in the shade.
This old Church in Vrsar is almost to the top of the hill, and shares a square with the main Tourist office, one of the old gates to the city, and a wonderful place called Ladonja, where you can get a beer, soda or coffee and sit in the middle of the square and rest after the big climb up! Vrsar is built on this hill with the main church at the very top, but this square is restful. The Church of St Anton is almost like a little local art gallery, with jewelry and paintings throughout. I bought a lovely small oil painting of a nude for about $280 US---a steal for a fine piece of art.
This small church in Vrsar, Croatia has an amazing (but kind of grotesque!) painting of St Fosca being beheaded by a Roman soldier, at the far end of the church. Other jewelry pieces and crosses are also displayed inside.
The church of St. Martin towers above the harbour in Vrsar.
The foundations of the church were laid in 1804 but not completed until 1935 when it was consecrated on March 19th.
The bell tower although planned at the same time as the church, was not built until 1991
Vrsar has a beautiful peaceful harbour with many types of boats and yachts.
The harbour was formed in the 19th century with bars and cafes overlooking the boats, it’s a lovely place to sit and relax.
This unsophisticated small church is close to the sea, between the harbor and the marina. It should be the Church of Our Lady of the Sea that dates back to the 12th century. However, I have not visited it to check its identity. I will next time.
The church of Saint Foska, together with Saint Martin the patron of Vrsar, was built in 17th century at the same time as the church of Saint Anton. I feel this is Saint Foska but I will have to check to be sure. In the summer, concerts are held in Saint Foska.
This other old well has not been removed from its original place and left in situ, which is always more realistic, when it is possible. Though neither is it anymore more in use, there is no wonder that it fits perfectly so very well in a surrounding where it has always been !
The top of an old well has been removed from where it was, saved, transported and sealed at the junction of two streets. It makes a perfect mini garden to grow roses, given that it is watered often enough !
To go down from the top of the hill with Sveti Martin church and the bell tower, you have to follow the street that goes towards the north east of the city. The picture shows one of the few places where it is possible to park a car in the old town.
The Valkanela tourist settlement is in the foreground and extend as a strip from the right to the left of the picture. The city of Funtana, with its bell tower appears more clearly, in the middle of the picture.
In the far background Porec appears a little.
In the middle of the picture, the Valkanela tourist settlement extends along the whole shore of the bay. In the background, middle of the picture, the city of Funtana, with the bell tower that pops up.
On the left, the Funtana tourist settlement shows.