Island Vir

Vir is one of the 300 islands of Zadar archipelago. Vir is one of the true area of the Mediterranean. Number of sunny hours per year is 2450, almost 300 days of sunshine, making it a pleasant destination and out of season. Indented coast of Vir decorated mostly with sand and shingle beach, located partly through pine forests and crystal clear waters, making this island a perfect place for family holidays.
Rocky coast in the northwestern part of the island, rich marine flora and fauna, make an attractive area for diving enthousiasts ...

 

Island's location

Island Vir is one of 300 islands and islets of Zadar archipelago. It is situated in a north-west side of Dalmatia, 26 kilometers from Zadar.
It has a surface of 22,38 km, length 10,12 km and a maximum width of 4,25 km.
On the east side of the island there is a small islet called Skoljic, covered in pine forest and famous for its long sandy beach.

 
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Island's advantages

The average annual temperature is above 15 C, the average July-temperature about 25 C, whereas the lowest temperature is that in January about 6,5 C.
The healthy climate conditions on Vir have definitely had influence on the well-being and life-expectation of the islanders.
Vir has become the administrative center of the island, aiming to improve the quality of life on the island equally for its inhabitants and its numerous visitors, who enjoy there throughout the year.

 
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Coast and beaches

Along the indented coast of Vir there are pebbly and sandy coves partly situated near pine groves and surrounded by crystal clear sea waters, making this island a perfect place for a family holiday.
The stony coast in the north-west part of the island, which is abundant in marine flora and fauna, offers an attractive place for deep-sea divers.
Numerous bays and inlets with piers enable the yachting visitors to go ashore on their way in the string of 300 islands and islets towards the National Park Kornati.

 
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History

The first historical records of Vir reach back to 1069 relating to Charter of the Croatian King Petar Kresimir IV. In this document, better-known as Mare Nostrum Dalmaticum, the island of Vir was named "Ueru" and "Veru" for which the historians presume its old -Mediterranean origin meaning "pasture".

 

Touristic offer

On Vir, tourist accommodation is offered primarily in private family houses, rooms and apartments or in entire resort-houses, often with their own berths. The island of Vir is still no place of big hotels. Restaurants and cafes with terraces in the shade, traditional konoba wine-cellars, disco-club, domestic folklore, various shops contribute to higher quality and a more attractive presentation. The island of Vir and its citizens wish you a warm welcome and invite you to discover and enjoy the beauty of our "Island of Contrasts".

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Active holiday

Besides bathing, surfing, sailing and other water sports, those who prefer hiking can admire beautiful view which can be seen from the highest top of the island (Bandira, 112m). 
Those of you who like mountain-biking we also recommend this area. 
Because of its location, Vir is perfect for excursions, for example in national parks: Paklenica, Kornati, Slapove Krke and Plitvicka jezera. Also you can visit ancient town Nin with the smallest Cathedral in the world - Church of the Saint Cross, and the 3000 years old town Zadar with many historical monuments.
 
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Scuba Diving center - Vir

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Take a diving tour and discover the
magical underwater world, enroll in
diving course or embark on adventure
thru underwater tourist dives from the
shore and boat diving trips. Diving
courses, dive tours and dive trips are
held from late June to early September...

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