Located not far from Opatija, to which it is connected by the 12-kilometre long Lungomare seaside promenade, Lovran has been living with tourism for a full one hundred years.
Rijeka is an old town of rich history, and its historic nucleus and monuments attract a large number of tourists. Standing out among many impressive vistas of Rijeka undoubtedly is Trsat, the fortified medieval burg that once was the stronghold of the Frankopan princes, one of the greatest members of the Croatian nobility, and which now is one of the most important shrines in this country.
A specialty of the island is its freshwater lake Vransko jezero, whose surface is above sea-level and bottom beneath at the depth of 74 metres. The town of Cres is a fortified town developed on the western part of the island under the island’s ridge, where the prehistoric settlement and Ancient fortification (Crexa, Crepsa) used to be.
The Frankopan castle dates from sometime in the early middle ages, but it got its present appearance in the 18th century when the walls of the towers were lowered after the earthquake of 1750.
The City of Opatija has the oldest tradition of tourism, dating back to the year 1844 when Rijeka aristocrat Ignacio Skarpa built a summer residence frequented by numerous guests. That was followed by the construction of the many hotels of Opatija
Although its harbour facilities make Rijeka unsuitable for sea-side bathing, the smaller nearby swimming resorts can be recommended. The city’s main attractions are located within a relatively small area. Its Empire and Secessionist style buildings, common to the Monarchy, evoke the atmosphere of Vienna or Budapest
If you plan to travel to Kvarner, here are three destinations that you should not miss out. Opatija, which is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea, is located below a mountain and next to a nature park. Rab Island has become an extremely popular location for travelers because of its breathtaking beaches