Croatia's Kvarner Bay is well known for its
popular Kvarner Riviera
Thanks to its mild winters and hot summers,
Kvarner bay or the gulf of Kvarner has slowly become an extremely popular Croatian destination for travellers. Located
in Croatia, in the Mediterranean, Kvarner gulf has been able to expand its tourism base while maintaining a
solid industry to support the economy.
Located next to Istria, Kvarner Riviera has many interesting places and towns that travellers to Croatia readily
visit. If you plan on taking a trip to Kvarner, here
are three places that you should make sure you don’t miss out on visiting.
|The largest island in Kvarner
Bay is Krk island, which has a number of picturesque towns
dotted around its coastline and inland.
Popular Croatia's destination
During the first 9 months of 2012, Kvarner
Bay area has had over 2 million visitors, resulting in 12 million night stays. Over 40% of those were German
tourists, while the rest comes from other Europe countries.
As in October 2012, most of the hotels and
camps in the area are open, while Opatija is booked 'til mid November.
Krk is an island located in Kvarner bay. It is one of the
biggest islands in this area, being of a size of approximately four hundred and nine square kilometers. One
interesting fact about Krk is that it receives over twenty-five hundred hours of sun every year. If you are able to
make it to Krk, make sure to visit Cave Biserujka (where you can buy the best shells on Adriatic), Bay Soline (rich with healthy
mud) and Košljun - a small island that's part of Krk island archipelago.
Popular activities on the island of Krk include diving,
walking, various sports and a variety of adventure activities including mountain biking, sea kayaking and
|Located south of Krk island is another large, Rab island, with the main town
of the same name.
Rab features an extremely unique landscape. On the
northeastern side of the island, the landscape is mostly bare. However, on the southwestern side of the island, the
landscape is covered with green pine forests. Rab island has become an extremely popular location for travellers
because of its breathtaking beaches and many events, which include the Rab Medieval festival and Rab arbalest
tournament. Ferries connect Rab with the mainland, as well as the neighbouring islands of Krk and
Opatija, which is known as the Pearl of
Sea, is located below a mountain and next to Učka nature park.
Regardless of whether you want to vacation in the summer or winter, Opatija has a lot of excellent things to
offer. Opatija is well-known for its parks, beaches, rustic Austrian villas, seaside promenade and of course,
its natural beauty. If you enjoy cultural activities, Opatija offers many one of a kind cultural events like
exhibits, festivals and indoor & outdoor concerts. These include traditional carnival, Liburnija Jazz
Festival, Chocolate Festival, and Flower Festival.