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How to get to Vrsar
Travelling by plane
The closest airports are:
Pula airport is the closest to Vrsar.
Travelling by bus
There are not many bus lines to Vrsar, only some from Zagreb (via Rijeka) and Trieste.
Travelling by car
If you are coming from the north (direction Ljubljana – Koper), you have to pass the border at KAŠTEL – Dragonja or PLOVANIJA – Šečovlje to enter the Istria region. Than follow road to Poreč and Continue to Vrsar.
If you are coming from the east (direction Zagreb or Split) take the road towards Rijeka. Pass the Učka tunnel and drive towards Poreč. Take the exit Poreč and follow direction to Vrsar.
If you are coming from south (direction Pula) the shortest is to enter the fast road (Istarski ipsilon) in Pula and follow the direction to Poreč. Otherwise, you can take the local road through Vodnjan, Bale and Sv. Lovreč towards Poreč.
Rent a car is a good option if you are planning to stay longer and explore Istria by yourself.
Crossing the borders
In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an EU or US citizen, you can also use your national ID card. Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.
Aliens who require a visa for Croatia can fill out the visa application form on-line at crovisa.mvep.hr (available in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian, and Turkish language). All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: email@example.com or visit www.mvep.hr
Croatia is a small country with beautiful nature, interesting tradition, rich cultural heritage and diverse gastronomy.
The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km² with 31.479 km² of coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving.
Croatia occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental section. And if the beauty of such landscapes weren’t enough, here’s a refreshing piece of news: tap water is drinkable across all of Croatia.
Croatia in numbers:
- around 4 million inhabitants
- 1244 islands
- 3278 km of coastline
- 8 national parks: Brijuni, Kornati, Krka, Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and North Velebit.
Currency: the national currency is the KUNA (kn), with one kuna equal to 100 lipas.
You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, bureaux de change, post offices and at almost all travel agents, hotels and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.
Power supply: 220V
Call number: +385 (00385)
Time zone: GMT +01:00
Climate: Croatia enjoys three different climates. The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high number of days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. Once you climb above 1,200 m, you’ll be greeted with fresh mountain air and temperatures around 13 ºC in the summer months.
UNESCO destinations in Croatia:
- Diocletian's Palace and medieval Split
- Jacob's Cathedral in Šibenik
- Plitvice Lakes National Park
- Historical nucleus of Trogir
- Early-Christian complex of the Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč
- Dubrovnik Old Town – town nucleus
- Starigrad Field on the island of Hvar
Curiosity related to Croatia: Tie is a Croatian invention from the 17th century. The biggest tie in the world, 808 meters long, was tied around Arena, Pula's amphitheatre.