Where to go
Opatija Riviera and Učka Nature Park
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.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat and the City of Rijeka
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.
Town of Rab and Paradise Beach in Lopar
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. The island of Rab is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, with the most prominent the 1,500-metre-long ‘Paradise Beach’ in Lopar.
The Island of Košljun
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.
Where the islands of Cres and Lošinj meet is the small town of Osor, famous for its evening music sessions and turbulent history.