Vršac (in Serbian Вршац) (in Romanian Vârșeț) is a town in Serbia, 84km from Belgrade and 75 km from Timișoara, Romania. It's located in the eastern part of Vojvodina, close to the border with Romania, and has around 35,000 residents.
STUP Vršac. The local bus company with routes from and to Belgrade and Novi Sad on an hourly basis. Prices are slightly more expensive than other methods of transport, but it's the fastest and safest way to get around.
- 1 Vršac Railway Station.
There are two trains per day from Timișoara Nord Train station to Vršac. The trains are operated by CFR (Căile Ferate Române) and are modern and very comfortable. Pass control usually lasts for about 20 minutes for the entire train to be checked. Ride duration is approximately longer than 2 hours with the train going faster when on Romanian territory. Pass control and customs are made at Stamora-Moravița, (Romania). The ticket in one direction from Timișoara to Vršac is approximately €5. Should you choose to continue to Belgrade, you need to switch trains at the train station in Vršac, and vice-versa.
The train to Belgrade is scheduled to depart half an hour after the train from Timișoara comes in Vršac. Tickets must be bought at the station before entering the train. The train connecting Vršac and Belgrade is a modern and fast one, the only downside being that is stops in every village en route to Belgrade. One way ticket to and from Belgrade costs less than €4.
Vršac is very small and compact, easily covered by foot, but reaching further destinations such as up on the hill can be a time-consuming experience and a good solution might be taking a taxi which is very affordable. There are currently no bike nor motorbike rentals available.
The traffic in town is usually light, except on Saturdays in the morning when it's grocery day. If you are traveling by car, be sure to pay attention to bikes as they are a very common method of transport for elderly citizens.
All the taxis (including the freelance ones) have a defined fare with taxi meters exposed, so the possibility of paying a higher price than that shown is reduced to a minimum. There are three major local taxi companies:
- Maxi Taxi, ☎ . , (mobile)
- Hallo Taxi, ☎ .
- Prestige Taxi, ☎ .
Vršac is known for its vineyards and quality wines in its municipality area. Certain wine cellars in villages around Vršac have become symbols of the so-called Vrsac Wine Route which is held every year during the town's celebratory Grape Ball.
Along with its wine offerings, Vršac is also known for it's hills which have a rich ecosystem and are very specific in nature due to the fact that they are island mountains which were once a part of the Pannonian Sea.
- 1 Vršac Castle (Vršački zamak). It is a symbol of the town and dates back to the mid 15th century. The castle is an authentic remnant of the medieval Vršac fortress. It stands at the top of the hill (399m) overlooking Vršac and it provides a great view of the entire town.
- Gudurički Vrh is the highest mountain peak in Vojvodina at 641 meters. Nicknamed 'the roof of Vojvodina', it provides a breathtaking view which extends across to the Carpathian mountains in Romania.
- There are two Serbian Orthodox monasteries in Vršac municipality: Mesić monastery which dates back to the 15th century and Središte monastery, which is currently under construction.
- The Millennium Sports Center. , where the 2005 European Championship in basketball was held.
- Town Park
In the third week of September each year, the town is a host to Grožđebal (Grape Ball), a three-day event which celebrates harvesting of the grapes. The town has been a wine loving region since Roman times making this a very important event for all wine connoisseurs in Serbia. During the event itself, many public institutions are open with diverse cultural, kids and sport events being organized, as well as entertainment programs, competitions and various grape and wine exhibitions.
- Yuga, Ive Milutinovica 31/a.
- Domino Fast Food, Trg Pobede 5, ☎ .
- Bum 016, Žarka Zrenjanina 5, ☎ .
- Leskovački Roštilj Maki, Vuka Karadžića 14, ☎ .
- Pera Ždera, Heroja Pinkija 55.
- Pizzeria Contrast, Svetosavski Trg 6, ☎ . 09-24.
- [dead link]Pizzeria Masters, Mate Matejića 6a, ☎ . ,
- Etno Kuća Dinar, Dimitrija Tucovića 82, ☎ . 12-24h. Located close in the town center, this restaurant provides an authentic meal experience for reasonable prices. It also has a rich wine offering and an outdoor terrace during summer. The food is excellent and the service is great.
- Restoran Crvenog Krsta (Red Cross Restaurant), Topovski put bb, ☎ . After a morning hike on the hill, this is the best place to relax and have a cup of coffee and eat breakfast. The food and service are good. Free Wi-Fi available.
- Restoran Alcudia, Hotel 'Srbija', 1st floor, ☎ . 7-23h. Delicious and cheap morning breakfast buffet in the town center. Great prices and a broad selection of wines. Has a VIP room for business meetings. Free Wi-Fi available.
- [dead link]Vega 8 International, Vuka Karadžića 11, ☎ . Pleasant ambiance with a generous offering of Italian and Serbian cuisine. Affordable prices and kind staff.
- Motel Vetrenjača Restoran, Beogradski put bb., ☎ .
- London Pub, Žarka Zrenjanina 101, ☎ . 08-01h. A beer pub and rock 'n' roll music during the weekends.
- Kafeterija Kwon, Abreševićeva 2, ☎ . Good place for long drinks and relaxation.
- Café Forum, Vuka Karadžića 15a, ☎ . 08-24h.
- Club M, Millennium Tower Business Center, 6th floor. Great view of the town. Free Wi-Fi available.
- Max Caffe, Vuka Karadžića 4. DJ night every day during summer. Free Wi-Fi available.
- Čađava Furuna.
Free public wireless internet service is available in town center, as well as in cafés, restaurants and hotels nearby.
- Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia. With various styles of architecture dominate the city, while its recent resurgence as the leading hub in south-eastern Europe makes it a must see destination.
- Timisoara, a university city and industrial center in western Romania. It is often described as the most cosmopolitan city in Romania.
- Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina, the northern Autonomous Province of Serbia. Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, it is a treasured regional and cultural centre.