Rijeka, Omišalj Krk
Famous sandy beach in Crikvenica
Car: not necessary
Apart from natural beauty, clear blue sea, clean air and friendly hosts, the main reason for your holiday in Crikvenica is very pleasant Mediterranean climate and micro-climate with mild winters and moderate summers (which also enabled the development of health tourism). Sandy and pebble beaches with many facilities and rich Mediterranean vegetation will give you the opportunity to enjoy and relax. Famous historical and cultural heritage of this region will leave you breathless (fishing week, one of the oldest events in Crikvenica; Aquarium with more than 150 fish species; picturesque promenade called Love road; city museums and galleries; Vinodol valley...).
One of the most popular beaches on north Adriatic coast is sandy beach in Crikvenica, located only 5 m from the appartment. There are so many coffee shops, bars, international restaurants, traditional restaurants, souvenir shops, gift shops that will make your vacation unforgettable. Crikvenica offers some interesting boat excursions. Trips to island of Krk and Rab are very interesting. Island of Krk is across the channel - 4 minutes by super fast boat (operates in summer).
You can go on a day trip to islands of Cres, Rab, Lošinj, Krk and Pag.
If you prefer museums, theatre, cinema and shopping, you can go to nearby city of Rijeka (30 min by car). Rijeka is very famous for the great international Carnival with more than 5000 participants and 100 000 viewers. Smaller, but also beautiful carnival takes place in Novi Vinodolski (10 minutes by car from Crikvenica). You can put a mask on and enjoy yourself like we do.
If you are a NATURE lover, Crikvenica is close to several national and nature parks (Plitvice lake, Brijuni islands, Velebit mountain, Risnjak and U?ka). Famous Plitvice Lakes are on the UNESCO's World Heritage List CITIES. In one day trip you can easily reach: Venezia 3.5h, Trieste 2h, Ljubljana 2.5h, Zagreb 1.45h and Zadar 3.5h.
Don't worry about the weather - with 2500 hours of sunshine a year Crikvenica is one of the sunniest places in Europe.