From the Sea to the Sky
This diverse region will transport you from sea level up to the clouds in mere steps.
Your dream holidays begin in Kvarner, a popular tourist resort with a 150-year history. Wind your way between sunny islands
or visit Opatija, with its leafy parks and long seafront promenade.
The landscape soon shifts entirely upon arriving in the wooded and mountainous region of Gorski Kotar. The lungs of Croatia,
this area is home to eagles, wolves and bears, as well as the kind of pure air that appeals to hikers and cyclists all over the
world. Dare to join them!
Where to go
Fužine is a famous place with a very long tourist tradition that dates back to 1874 when the first organized trip in history was recorded and guests arrived by special trains from Sušak, Rijeka.
Lubenice is a small, stone-built village perched atop a 378 metre-high ridge, and makes a scenic viewpoint not only for visitors but also for the permanent residents of the island of Cres – its griffon vultures.
Mošćenićka Draga, the jewel of Kvarner at the foot of the Učka Mountain, has carved itself into the rocky ravine. Its autochthonous Mediterranean architecture, history, coastal tradition...
Opatija is a fashionable Adriatic tourist resort. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels.
Under the watchful eye of the Trsat fortress and the oldest sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady in Croatia is the maritime and cultural centre of Rijeka, which is also home to a Franciscan monastery, a church and the famous Chapel of votive gifts.
The town of Rab, with its four Romanesque bell towers and three main streets – Gornja, Srednja and Donja (upper, middle and lower) – is also home to precious medieval churches and patrician palaces.