Kvarner and highlands

Kvarner and highlands

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is a diverse area of natural and cultural heritage. It includes the coastal part of the Kvarner Bay with its beautiful islands of Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab and islets, the hinterland of Crikvenica and Novi Vinodolski Riviera and Gorski Kotar. 

Rijeka is the cultural and economic centre of the county, whose riviera has a series of Adriatic gems - Opatija, Lovran, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski... The clean sea, healing aromatic air, beautiful beaches and wild natural surroundings have long attracted tourists to this region. And if you want some mountain air, wild mountains and rivers, take a walk in the Učka Nature park or visit Gorski Kotar, only half an hour away from the sea. In addition to the beautiful castles and churches, enjoy the beauty of the Risnjak National Park, conquer the mountain peaks of Bijeli and Samarska rocks, and in winter Ski in the best-kept ski resort in Croatia - Bjelolasica.
Cres, along with Krk, is the largest Adriatic island, and a real challenge for nature lovers because it is a treasure trove of plant and animal life, with an exceptionally large number of endemic species. Cres is also host to one of the last habitats of a very rare bird - the griffon vulture.
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Crikvenica is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations on the Kvarner coast. Its gentle Mediterranean climate and clean sea have made it an exceptional destination for health tourism.
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Fužine is a beautiful town in Gorski kotar, located where the mountains meet the sea. Intact natural surroundings, pleasant accommodation and a rich gastronomic offer are Fužine’s most famous features.
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Called the Golden Island since ancient times due to its mild climate, lush vegetation and favourable position in the Kvarner Bay, the island of Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic. Its proximity and connection to the mainland makes it an attractive tourist destination.
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In the Middle Ages it was known as a town of seamen, fishermen and traders, and at the end of the 19th century Lovran turned into a popular tourist destination. It is named after the laurel (Laurus nobilitis), which grows in the village and its surrounding areas.
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Mali Lošinj is the largest town on the island and the Adriatic islands, and with 7 000 inhabitants the biggest island town in the Adriatic. It is a significant nautical port because it is located on a sea faring route between Istria and Dalmatia, and is one of the main tourist and maritime centres in the Croatian Adriatic.
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The soul of the town of Novi Vinodolski is visible in its cultural inheritance: Frankopan castle with its tower, cathedral, the chapel of sv. Trojstvo and sv. Marin [St. Trinity and St. Marinus] on an island with the same name, the house of the Mažuranić brothers, the nucleus of the old town and its preserved authentic folklore inheritance.
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Opatija is a fashionable Adriatic tourist resort. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels, former villas and private summer residences...
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Rab is a scenic island in Kvarner Bay. It is made of contrasts with sharp rock cliffs on the east coast and gentle pebbly beaches, high places on the mountain massif that is covered with macchia and forests of Mediterranean oak. 
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