Kvarner is an inestimable combination of sea, islands, and highlands in an exceptionally small space. In only one day you can sail on the yacht or bathe in the sea and then enjoy in the shadow of the nearby woods in the hinterland. In winter, you can ski with a view of the sea and then enjoy, just a few kilometers away, in a salt-water swimming pool, in relaxing wellness treatments or in long walks by the sea. Developed promenades and fragrant gardens, centennial parks, and top-quality health services are all in aid of health and energy restoration, on a mission to reawaken the joy of living.
Kvarner. Indulge in the joys of gastronomy. Enjoy in the numerous manifestations, cultural events, and festivals; visit the sanctuaries. Learn how to write in the old-Croatian Glagolitic script, become an expert in the preparation of Mediterranean dishes, or enjoy in traditional events.
Littoral Croatia – the starting point of Croatian tourism
Croatian Littoral is a collective name for the Rivieras of Opatija, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski and Rijeka area. It has always attracted numerous visitors with its beauty, mild climate, and accessibility. Here, Austrian kings and emperors used to come, have their holidays, enjoy in the climatic amenities and environment, as well as many villas and summer residences, promenades and parks recall those days where modern Croatian tourism started. Opatija was and has remained the central place of tourism in Hrvatsko primorje, but also the starting point of Croatian tourism. Together with other localities of its riviera – Volosko and Ika, Ičići and Lovran, Medveja and Mošćenička Draga – it is an esteemed and attractive destination for many tourists.
Crikvenica, Jadranovo, Selce, and Dramalj, representing the Riviera of Crikvenica, attract visitors by tradition, beauty, and riches. Novi Vinodolski and many other attractive centers of the rivieras attract guests owing to the marvelous nature and crystal clear sea, but also to programmes developed for many types of tourism. The biggest Kvarner town, Rijeka – comprising also the surroundings with interesting tourist localities such as Kraljevica and Kostrena, Bakar and Kastav, Jelenje and Čavle – has a rich history and numerous villas. Rijeka has enriched its extraordinary accessibility by ship, car, railway and plane with a new tourist « boom», whereby it has shaped up even more distinctively as a town with rich cultural-historic contents, interesting clubs for the young, possibility of organizing business meetings, as a center of religious tourism, but also as a sports center and holiday destination.
Islands – explore a unique world of nature, customs, and cultural heritage
Cres, Lošinj and the islands of its archipelago, Krk, Rab and such… each island is a world unto itself, disclosing a special story about the past and present times, tradition and modern tourist programmes and facilities. Altogether, these islands represent an extraordinary tourist value of the Kvarner region and provide opportunities for a delightful stay, with quality service and a unique world of nature, customs and cultural heritage.
Watch the flight of griffon vultures – almost extinct elsewhere – adopt a dolphin, set off along the Glagolitic paths or participate in old knights’ games… bathe on marvelous secluded beaches, dive, sail, walk along arranged paths, taste delicious dishes and equally delicious wine… and enjoy the rich cultural and historical heritage.
Classical music concerts in beautiful island churches, manifestations based on past times, accommodation in hotels, apartments and autochthonous houses or campsites… all this has been skillfully integrated into the daily life of the islands. Thanks to its diversity, programmes, and facilities, the islands’ tourist product is adapted to all generations: to the young, to families with small children, pensioners, as well as to those who are looking for quiet holidays or those enjoying in activities, entertainment…
Highlands – enjoy the better side of life
Cradled between continental Croatia and its coastal regions, Gorski kotar offers beautiful scenery simply ideal for a relaxing holiday, equally rich in cultural sights and natural attractions.
Being so close to the sea and yet far from the hustle and bustle, the region offers peace and quiet throughout the year.
During the summer months, the air is pleasantly fresh and, in the winter, the area transforms into a snowy idyll that exists only on old postcards.
If you like to feel the flow of adrenaline and prefer an active holiday, you will find great options any time of the year and have no problems restoring your strength thanks to the rich local table with gastronomic specialties prepared from forest fruits and venison.
Whether you are in search of peace or adrenaline rush, unforgettable adventures or just a pleasant winter by the fireplace, you’ve come to the right place. Delnice is the largest town in the area and some of the other towns are Mrkopalj, Čabar, Fužine, Lič, Ravna Gora, Skrad, Vrbovsko, and Brod Moravice.
Each of them offers a wide range of services, from heritage-based to modern ones. Tradition, beautiful nature and hospitality are what they all have in common. Forget about stress and enjoy the better side of life…