Church of St. George - Vrsar

Off the harbour there is the islet of St. George on which a Romanesque church bearing the same name is standing. The church, which was renovated in 1995, has a rectangular ground-plan prolonged by an apse.

Some historians have brought up theories that maybe the Roman town Ursaria was standing exactly on this islet. This opinion was based on "Tabula Peutingeriana" (a copy of a Roman map from the 3rd or 4th century) where the Roman town Ursaria was marked on an island. In the early Middle Ages an anonymous geographer from Ravenna placed likewise Ursaria on an island. There have not been any archaeological researches on the islet yet.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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