Kvarner | From the Sea to the Sky




From the Sea to the Sky

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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!

  • Opatija

  • Rijeka

  • Mali Lošinj

  • Lubenice, Cres

  • Dobrinj

  • Baška, Krk

  • Vrbnik


If being active is the best way for you to unwind and relax, Croatia will surely be your next challenge!

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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

The Island of Košljun

A mere 10-minute boat ride from Punat is all that is needed to transport you to this spiritual and scenic paradise. The Franciscan monastery houses ethnographic, numismatic and sacred collections, while the protected park-wood of Košljun is unmissable to any visitor to the island of Krk.


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.