With pebbly beaches and pine forests that stretch as far as the deep blue sea, Vir is a top quality Adriatic getaway. An island in the Zadar Archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, Zir is connected to the Croatian mainland region Northern Dalmatia by a road bridge. There is only one main settlement on the island, also called Zir, which has a population of around 1600. It is the 20th largest island in the Adriatic, and comes alive in the summer months as tourists descend, keen to soak up the sunshine. Due to its international popularity, a whole host of buildings were erected to cater for tourism in the region. This accommodation collection was expanded upon during the late 1980s, meaning visitors will be spoilt for choice when hunting down their perfect Vir holidays accommodation.
Guests in Vir apartments who are interested in history will note that the island has been inhabited since ancient times, with Illyrian tribes leaving a fair few traces of their residence behind. The earliest documentary evidence of the island is found in the annals of the Croatian King Petar Kresimir IV, an 11th century monarch in the region. The 17th century Venetian castle and two churches dating back to the 11th or 12th century should be at the top of any visiting history lover's to do list. The highest point of the island is found at Bandira, which sits some 112 metres above sea level. This spot offers some great views of the surrounding sea and other islands, while also providing a great perspective on the island itself. Krk, Cres, Losinj and Rab for example are lying in the same bay. Kvarner Bay is one of the most popular mainland regions in Croatia. Visitors to Vir apartments can enjoy the island's scenery, which is typically Mediterranean in many ways. Clusters of fig and olive trees dot the beautiful landscape, which consists largely of meadows, rocky outcrops, vineyards and pine woodland.
Guests in Vir apartments will notice that many of the island's residents are expert sailors, and taking a boat trip is a good way to really see the beauty of the island's shoreline. Divers will also enjoy the clear blue waters, while canoeists can access some of the more secluded bays and inlets. The weather and landscape make hiking enjoyable on the island as well, while there are also some great routes for any mountain bikers staying in Vir accommodation to enjoy. If the great outdoors is your thing, you're bound to feel at home on the Island of Vir. With around 300 days of sunshine each year on average, a holiday visit to Vir apartments will be hot hot hot! With great beaches and clear seas, it really is a great place for a summer family getaway. Close to the attractions of the mainland city of Zadar, which is easily accessible by boat or by bridge, visitors will also find plenty of good quality Vir accommodation allowing for an authentic Adriatic experience.