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In short about Ars Nautica


The sudden proliferation of demand in tourism and related activities were cause of an uncontrolled and unplanned, almost chaotic (touristic) development of Porec, Istria and the Adriatic Sea coast in general – in the last fifty years. These factors and, above all, the absence of a precise regional development plan led to practical disorder and inconsistencies on an already unstable market.

With a professional approach, reliable high quality services and an intriguing offer, we have created a distinctive brand and business profile very quickly recognized by clients, both domestic and foreign, and we can proudly say that we are able to serve the most demanding customers with pleasure and style.

Our services extend from tourist excursions and team building for groups on attractive vessels, charter sport boats rental across the Adriatic, transfers, crew and staff providing for all types of vessels, taxi transfers to marine service etc.

Yours Ars Nautika Team!


Vrsar is a small town located alongside the Lim bay at the height of 54 meters above sea level. The first dwellings built here, took place at the bare top of the hill and later spread to slopes around it. The new orlandin Vrsar more oriented to tourism develops closely to the seaside. It is surrounded by the romantic islands and numerous rocks: Figarolica, Lakal, Salamon, Zavata, Galiner, Sv. Juraj, Longa, GustiŠkolj, Tuf, Galopon, Koversada, Orlandin.

The Lim bay

The Lim bay and valley is a peculiar geographic feature found near Rovinj and Vrsar on the western coast of Istria, south of Poreč, Croatia. The name comes from the Latin limes for “limit”, referring to the landform’s position at the border of two Roman provinces: (Dalmatia and Italia). The Lim valley (Limska draga or Limska dolina) is the 35 km long valley of the river Pazinčica, which transforms into the Lim bay (Limski zaljev), a 10 kilometer long estuary. It is often called “Limski Fjord”, or also “Lim fjord”. The Croats call it Limski zaljev or Limski kanal (“Lim Channel”) and grow fish and oysters there.


Rovinj was already a settlement of Illyrian tribes before being captured by the Romans, who called it Arupiunum or Mons Rubineus, and later Ruginium and Ruvinium. Built on an island close to the coast, it was connected with the mainland in 1763 by filling in the channel.[3] It became part of the Byzantine empire, then in the sixth century part of the Exarchate of Ravenna and in 788 part of the Frankish empire. Then it came under the rule of different feudal lords during several centuries. From 1209 it was ruled by the Aquilean patriarch. It was from 1283 to 1797 one of the most important towns of Istria under the Republic of Venice. The city was fortified by two rows of walls with three town gates. The remaining town walls date from this period. Close to the pier one can find the old town gate Balbi’s Arch, dating from 1680, and a late-Renaissance clock tower. The city got its statutes in 1531.

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