Kick Back in Kvarner
The coast of Kvarner Bay offers stunning scenery of rolling hills, looming mountains and islands dotting the horizon, as well as both sandy and pebbly beaches. Nestled north of the Dalmatian Coast and hidden along the Adriatic, Kvarner holidays put you right smack in the middle of some of the most beautiful parts of Croatia. Whether you want to top up your tan on the pebbly beaches of the coast, swim in the sparkling sea or explore the countryside and nearby national parks, you can easily fall in love with holidays to Kvarner.
Home to a plethora of sleepy villages and a few port towns, Kvarner holidays are full of hotels and B&Bs for you to rest your head. The largest city in the area is the port of Rijeka, from where you can easily catch a ferry to the islands of Cres, Rab and Pag. Nearby Opatija, as beautiful as the French Riviera and the place to holiday during the 19th century, and the vine-covered harbour town of Lovran offer slightly quieter accommodations and top-notch seafood restaurants aplenty. Baška, on the island of Krk, and laid-back Crikvenica offer some of the most stunning sights to complement your trip.
Out and About
Though the turquoise water of the Adriatic may be captivating and certainly relaxing, there are plenty of things to do and places to explore while on your holidays in Kvarner. The coastal towns on the island of Krk are not to be missed, especially when you see the beaches! If you’re looking to stay active while on your Croatian escape, make sure to do a bit of windsurfing and snorkelling around the islands. Cres offers stunning views of the coast, and is only a short ferry ride away from Istria. Take off to the hills and mountains for supreme hiking trails and jaw-dropping sights that will fill up a camera memory card in no time. Risnjak National Park is just north of Rijeka, while the gorgeous Plitvice Lakes National Park is a short drive from Novi Vindolski. The charming hillside towns dotting the landscape are more than just beautiful – several of them retain their 19th century feel. Walk down the cobblestone and leafy streets of Old Towns and Quarters, exploring the shops and restaurants on every corner. Rab Old Town in particular looks like a setting from Game of Thrones, and the Kosljun Monastery and Museum on Krk is not to be missed. With cathedrals and churches in practically every town, you’re surrounded by heritage as well as natural beauty on your holidays to Kvarner.