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
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.
Dotted with palm trees and camellias, Opatija has been the proud champion of Croatian tourism since the nineteenth century. Highlights of the Opatija Riviera are the 12-kilometre long promenade linking the small coastal towns and the spectacular Učka Nature Park.
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.