RIJEKA – Rijeka is the seat of the Primorsko-goranska County, a region which consists of an unusual link between the sea and mountains extending to the Mount Učka across to the Goran mountains as far as the Velebit. To the west of Rijeka, lies the Opatija Riviera and to the east is the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera. Rijeka can thank Gorski kotar - the most preserved part of the region - for it's high quality drinking water and it's clear air. Rijeka is an important governing, administrative economic, university, fair, business and cultural centre of the whole area. Today it has 160,000 inhabitants. Rijeka, with it's good sea connections, regular line to the islands by catamaran, bus and railway stations, as well as the airport on the island of Krk, is easily accessible. It is a town of rich and turbulent history, a town which has always attracted people seeking new business opportunities, as well as those seeking rest and a good time. There is a long tradition of city events in Rijeka. The best example is the Rijeka Carnival, which during it’s 24 years has grown into an international manifestation pronounced by the media from abroad as a unique manifestation, not to be missed. The Rijeka Carnival is the third biggest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro and Venice. The cosmopolitan character of this Mediterranean town of Middle-European architecture is visible with every step you take. Rijeka is a town of strong industry and traffic, particularly sea-port traffic, but also a town of beautiful palaces, a town of splendid details on secession period buildings, as well as a town featuring the loveliest examples of European modern architecture. Tourist are keen on visiting Rijeka as they like to feel the vivacity of the city, so that it stands to reason for Rijeka to develop urban tourism. Rijeka is a city of moderate Mediterranean climate, a city of youth, sport, culture, tradition, friendship and hospitality.
OPATIJA – “Old dame”, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, “Queen of Tourism” – these are but a few of the names given to this remarkable city. Opatija, this elegant tourist destination, lies at the center of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. This Mediterranean oasis has very attractive geographic position, enabling it's warm seas to be quickly reached from many cities in Europe, lush green scenery and a pleasant climate were some of the main reasons for it's beginning and the quick development of it's tourism at the end of the 19th century. If you stop for a moment and close your eyes, almost always you will be able to feel the spirit of long ago times, hear the footsteps of the Austro-Hungarian gentlemen or a long list of world dignitaries who chose this gem of the Adriatic Sea as their vacation site. Opatija’s long history as a resort town means it’s full of elegant hotels built at the turn of the last century, some of which have been renovated to various states of luxury and soon this will be the city with the highest overall category of hotels on the Croatian Adriatic. The grand villas surrounded by palm groves and regal century-old hotels lining the steep wooded shoreline speak of Opatija's pedigree as a resort destination. The Lungomare (a 12 km promenade along the sea) was conceived so that visitors could take healthy sea air during walks. Due to a relatively constant temperature, high air pressure and constant circulation of air, the
climate in Opatija is relaxing and refreshing. Opatija is often called "Croatian Monte Carlo" where provide to guests who enjoy furnished in traditional stile. Opatija is a synonym for luxury and a right choice for all who wish to have a good time or relax on their. The contrasts of sea and mountains, green parks and blue sea, old buildings and modern comforts, noisy entertainment venues and quiet destinations for excursions all combine to make Opatija and it's surroundings a very attractive tourist resort at any time of the year.
CRIKVENICA – Crikvenica is one of the oldest summer resorts on the Mediterranean and a famous health resort with mild climate and luxurious evergreen vegetation. Crikvenica is situated in the Kvarner bay of the Adriatic Sea, at a distance of 33 km from Rijeka, a major road and railway junction at the center of the district of Primorje and Gorski kotar. The entire town of Crikvenica is in fact a Riviera with a row of almost connected small tourist resorts: Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo. The town spreads about 28 square kilometers in the coastal zone, and is situated between the sea and the elongated littoral reef at an average height of about 300 m above sea level. The nearby airport on the island Krk, the passenger and the cargo sea ports in Rijeka, as well as a good road and railway connection with Central Europe have contributed to the early development of tourism which has in the region of the present Riviera of Crikvenica a tradition of more than one hundred years. Beautiful sand and pebble beaches offer the pleasure of bathing in clean sea and lying under the shady shelter of Mediterranean vegetation during the long sunny hours. One hundred years ago mild climate, fresh air and evergreen vegetation formed a strong base for development of wellness tourism that grew and improved more and more as time passed by.
KRK – Located in the center of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. It’s mild Mediterranean climate, good geographical position and variety of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "golden island". It’s cultural heritage has given it another name – the cradle of Croatian culture, whilst at the beginning of the 20th century it gained the name the “sixth continent”. It’s coast is around 190 km long. It has an unusual and varied relief from picturesque gentle coves and lagoons, along fertile fields and dense forests with sub- Mediterranean vegetation, to the parts of bare
limestone and real mountain landscape. Krk has a Mediterranean climate – hot summers and mild winters. Literally all roads lead to the island of Krk: from the land – over the Krk bridge; from the sea – by boats into the ports or small marinas, and by ferry to the Valbiska harbour, from the air – by plane to Rijeka's airport which is located close to Omišalj. The island of Krk is just 30 kilometers away from the city of Rijeka. You will certainly find that the golden island has been honored with the uniqueness of variety – and is a connection between present and past, modernity and the antiquated, legend and reality. Discover the island – uncover it’s charms
and treasures in every season: cruise through it’s beautiful and varied landscapes, visit it’s thousand year-old monuments, museums and galleries. From Jurandvor, a locality in the immediate hinterland of Baška, originates one of the oldest Croatian written documents, the Baška Stone Tablet (Baščanska ploča), an engraved Glagolitic monument from the 12th century that is kept in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, and it's copy can be seen in the Jurandvor church of St. Lucija. Breathe in the feeling of well being whilst walking along the romantic pathways by the sea or along the wild shepherd's rock paths. Enjoy the magical tastes of Krk cuisine and delightful home-made wine.
CRES – Cres is the biggest Croatian island, situated at the northern tip of Kvarner gulf. Island Cres is long and narrow mountainous island stretching 66 km in length and only from 2 to 12 km in width. The coast is indented with the total length of 248 km. This means plenty of coves, bays and fine mainly pebbly beaches for you to explore on it's western and southern side, while northern and eastern shore is rather steep and rocky, with some spectacular scenery, inhabited only by the biggest bird in Europe, the endangered griffon vulture, which could be often seen gliding in the
clear skies. Island Cres is also famous for it's self-sufficient water supply: a huge freshwater lake Vrana has enough water to comfortably supply both islands, Cres and Lošinj with potable water of excellent quality. Another interesting phenomenon about island Cres is the absence of poisonous snakes, even though they are common in the Kvarner area. The island of Cres is a real challenge to whatever expectations you may have. You will experience unforgettable moments of relaxation whether you happen to be a passionate sports fan, an explorer of the sea depths, a nature lover or a tireless seeker for historical and cultural values. If you like desolate beaches, long walks by the sea or the liveliness of Mediterranean towns... You will find your safe harbor on Cres. The island and it's dwellers still live at the pace inherited from the old times taking from civilization what they need to make their life better. The inhabitants of the island of Cres build their present and future on tourist trade.
LOŠINJ – Lošinj is an island situated on the western part of the Kvarner Archipelago. The island is formed predominantly of chalk limestone and dolomite rocks; there are sand deposits in the western part of the Kurila peninsula. The northern and southern parts of the island are much wider and larger than it's central part. In the port of Mali Lošinj, the Privlaka Canal has been dug through, so that the island of Lošinj is divided into two parts; the canal has been over bridged. The north-western part of Lošinj is steep and rocky; due to a lack of indents, it does not provide a good shelter for ships and boats; the central part of the western coast is extremely indented. The eastern coast is much more flat than the western; exposed to the bora in the central part, but with numerous coves in the south-eastern part. The island has a mild climate and evergreen vegetation, apart from it's highest parts in the north. Lošinj, once important due to it's naval and shipbuilding trades, saw an intensive development of tourism at the end of the 19th century. Traditional shipbuilding and fishery, along with tourism, are the chief occupations. The center of the island is Mali Lošinj, the main connection of the towns and villages on Lošinj with the neighboring islands. The Island of Lošinj is a natural prolongation of Cres, that along with Unije, Ilovik, Susak, and numerous smaller islands form a marvelous archipelago, known around the world for it's maritime tradition and varied tourist offering. Thanks to it's mild climate and diverse plant life, the island quickly became an important health resort, frequented by even the Austro-Hungarian Court. The established hospitality tradition and the experiences gained in that period stand in good stead today, and together with the construction of modern and functional facilities, Lošinj is able to offer it's guests superior quality throughout the year.
RAB – Rab is one of the island of the Kvarner Bay archipelago in the north of the Croatian Adriatic Sea. It is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic and probably one of the most magical. It is covered with pine forests and has beautiful sandy beaches, and is well known for it's mild climate which differs from the mainland. The reason for this is that three ridges are present which protect the island from cold winds from the Velebit mountains. Some 10000 people live there, mostly by agriculture, fishing, shipbuilding and tourism. The reasons for the development of the tourism on the island, which are still current, are: attractive climate, the conditions on the island that have satisfying influence on the respiratory and cardiac problems. Such a long tradition of offering service of high quality is not just the result of skills, experience and hospitality of the people that is passed from one on to another, but also the result of the foundation of the catering and tourism school that is highly appreciated now days and of which we are proud. The main resort, Rab Town, is full of medieval buildings, built during the Venetian rule, which occurred since the 13th century. The old town walls are still visible in some places. Other than the small town of Rab, there are 7 idyllic places on the island situated on different parts of the island: Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and Lopar. You can spend your holidays in the shade of centennial pines, fragrance of resin and sea blueness, without renouncing all the facilities that an island offer.