We understand how important it is to plan a trip and find all the necessary information in one place, so we have prepared a short guide to help you plan and enjoy an unforgettable vacation on our beautiful island. With so many attractions and activities on the island and in the surrounding area, we have summarized our personal favorites here. Enjoy exploring and get ready for an unforgettable getaway!



The beaches closest to our accommodation are Lučica and Slatina. These are pebbly beaches with concrete areas, and you can reach them on foot in just a few minutes.

Jadro is the main local beach, mostly covered in pebbles with sandy areas in the sea. It offers various amenities, including beach bars, a children’s park, and the option to rent sunshades and lounge chairs. It is also accessible on foot, with a leisurely walk of about 20 minutes.

One of our favorite beaches is Kaštelina. Partly shaded by pine trees, it is an excellent choice for a full day of swimming.

Perhaps the most visually intriguing beach on the island is Duboka Draga. We do not recommend walking there as it is located in an uninhabited part of the island and quite far away. However, it is definitely worth visiting due to its unique appearance, with red sand and peculiarly shaped stones.

There are also dog-friendly beaches nearby. One is located on the island near the Vir bridge, while the other is in Privlaka. These beaches allow you to enjoy sunbathing and swimming with your four-legged friends.




If you prefer sandy beaches and don’t mind driving a bit further from the island, we recommend visiting Sabunike and Queen’s Beach in Nin. Queen’s Beach was chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by the American Travel Channel, and with its 3 km length, it is also the longest sandy beach in Croatia.

Speaking of beaches in the vicinity, we must not forget Privlaka, which is connected to Vir by a bridge. Privlaka is a paradise for family tourism, with plenty of long, shallow, sandy beaches that are ideal for families looking to enjoy a peaceful and safe environment during their vacation.


Upon arriving on the island, it is impossible not to notice the bridge that connects Vir to the mainland. The bridge is 378 meters long and is supported by nine concrete pillars and two additional ones in the embankments at the ends of the bridge. The opening of the bridge for traffic in 1976 was one of the most significant events for the development of the island, contributing to the improvement of the quality of life for the local population.

Kaštelina, located in the Kozjak area, is one of the most famous landmarks on the island. It is a Venetian fortress believed to have been built in the early 16th century. Kaštelina can be reached on foot, and it can also be seen from the sea if you decide to take a boat trip around the island or a ride on a Glass boat.




Throughout the year, and especially during the summer, a large number of entertainment programs are organized on the island.

The biggest event is Vir Summer, which takes place during July and August. In the past few years, Vir Summer has attracted over half a million people with concerts featuring the biggest national music stars, which speaks volumes about the popularity of hot Saturday nights IN Vir.


An essential part of your stay in Vir is a boat trip around the island, where you can admire our 32km long coastline from the sea. The trip lasts for 3 hours and includes 2 stops for swimming at attractive locations. If you prefer a shorter boat ride, we recommend hopping on a Glass boat, where you can observe the underwater world of Vir from a slightly different perspective.

If you’re traveling with children, we highly recommend visiting Buffallo Bill City in Vrsi, the donkey farm Dar Mar near Nin, Ponyland Zadar, and the amusement park Dalmaland in Biograd.




Just a 15-minute drive from Vir, you will find Nin – a beautiful town with an exciting past that is definitely worth visiting. In addition to the old town core and the smallest cathedral in the world, we recommend visiting the Museum and House of Salt, which offer several interesting and educational tours.

Just half an hour’s drive from Vir, Zadar is another must-visit destination. This historical city offers an incredibly rich cultural heritage, fascinating architecture, and a unique atmosphere. Prominent sites such as the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun mesmerize visitors with their originality. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, explore numerous churches, museums, or visit the market, and take unforgettable memories home.


Vir has a water supply and sewage system in some areas, but unfortunately, the water in our accommodation is still not safe for drinking, although it can be used for personal hygiene.

During the tourist season, most shops are open from 7 am to 10 pm. Vir also has a post office, and you can check its working hours on the Croatian Post website.

There is a tourist clinic located in Franjo Tuđman Street on Vir, and a pharmacy is available at Borisa Krnčevića 56.

The climate on Vir is typically Mediterranean. However, winds play a significant role in the island’s climate, especially during winter. The most notable influence comes from the strong northeastern wind, known as the “bura,” while the influence of the south wind is also present but to a lesser extent. Precipitation follows Mediterranean patterns, with more rainy days in the winter period, especially in late autumn, while they are rare during the summer. Vir boasts an average of 2,450 sunny hours per year, or nearly 300 sunny days. HERE you can find more information about the weather and forecast in Vir.



In case we have missed anything in our guide, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We are more than happy to share information about our destination with you!