Vrsar is a picturesque coastal town in Istria, Croatia. From Porec is just nine kilometers away. The inhabitants are mostly fishermen and winegrowers. Before the coast is a line of green islets. On the nearby hills are remains of Illyrian castles. From Roman settlement Usaria are traces in the port and its surroundings. From the Middle Ages have preserved the western town gates. Along them is the Church of St. Mary of the Sea, which is one of the most valuable Istrian Romanesque buildings.