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Croatia // Kvarner // Kvarner islands

Croatia // Kvarner // Kvarner islands
Kvarner Bay is a bay in north-eastern part of the Adriatic Sea between Istria and the Croatian coast. The largest islands in the Kvarner bay are Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab and Pag,while the smaller islands are Union, Susak, Ilovik, Plavnik, Prvić, Sv. Gregory, Goli otok etc. The largest Croatian port of Rijeka is situated on the coast of Kvarner bay.
All together, these islands represent an extraordinary tourist value of the Kvarner region and provide an opportunity for a delightful stay, with quality service and a unique world of nature, customs and cultural heritage.
Wonderful beaches are waiting for you on the islands and along the coast, many possibilities to practice sports on water and land as well as entertainment of your choice. Here you can enjoy in the crazy rhythm of clubs for the young or listen to serenades on a hotel terrace, by the sea…taste specialties in slow food restaurants deserving international gastronomic acknowledgment owing to their quality, or eat fresh, just caught fish in a tavern…
Kvarner is a unique aromatherapy in the open! The mild climate of the coast and the islands as well as the fresh air of the hinterland have a beneficial effect on people's health and this has been the foremost motif for visitors arriving to this region.
Island Krk
Krk, the biggest island on Adriatic, is not an island in the full sense of the word. The sea separates it from the mainland of Croatia, but there is a 1430-metre-long bridge spanning across the water.Rijeka airport is situated on Krk.
Wherever you go – to the picturesque Glagolitic town of Vrbnik or Jurandvor where the famous stone tablet from the year 1100 AD was discovered in St. Lucy’s Church, to Malinska, Baška, Krk, Punat, Njivice and Omišalj or to the well-known islet of Košljun, you will discover ancient heritage interwoven into Krk’s dynamic present.
Island Lošinj
If we were to say that islands have personality, and they do, Lošinj would definitely among those special ones embodying a collection of superb qualities such as long tradition, beautiful nature, clean air and a wide range of excellent offerings for tourists.
Over the years its amiable climate attracted numerous aristocrats who visited Lošinj regularly in order to improve their health.
On the five islands in the Lošinj archipelago footpaths extend for 250 kilometers, and the archipelago has some excellent dive sites and offers beautiful scenery and great sailing. More than 250 events including classical and pop concerts are organized on the islands throughout the year. Smaller islands in the archipelago are Unije, Ilovik, Susak and Vele Srakane, and there is a necklace of uninhabited islets one can enjoy exploring as well.
Island Rab
Romantic bell towers, pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, dense pine forests and Komrčar, the most beautiful forest park on the Adriatic coast, are only some of the attractions that island Rab has to offer. One of the most wooded Adriatic islands with as many as three hundred water sources and countless native and cultivated plants is a veritable garden. And that is not all; there are no poisonous snakes on the island!
Island CresIf you enjoy unspoilt nature and love exploring the diversity of life Cres is the best place for you. Here you can watch Griffon Vultures fly, contribute to their protection by adopting one and discover the wondrous phenomenon of Lake Vrana. Located in the northern part of Kvarner Bay with its southern side connected to the island of Lošinj by a lift bridge. There is an array of coves and shingly beaches scattered along its western and southern shores, while steep cliffs line the island’s north and south.
The history preserved here and old churches and villages that seem untouched by time will be a true treat for anyone with a penchant for organized or self-planned island exploration, as the Tramuntana area and the entire island are simply wonderful. All this, paired with an extensive choice of accommodation, restaurants and events, makes Cres an interesting and attractive holiday destination.


Kvarner is an ideal tourist destination for all generations.
Regardless of your choice of destination, you will always be able to find an activity program or offer that meets your wishes, needs and possibilities.
Kvarner
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Kvarner islands: What to do / What to see?
THE CHURCH OF SAINT QUIRINUS  - SACRAL COLLECTION
Krk
The valuable sacral collection is represented in a unique multistorey Romantic church. Exhibited are the pluteums (altar barriers) with cros...
CITY WALLS
Krk
Various layers in the town walls encompassing the town completely, and preserved even today, were built between the Illyrian period and the ...
THE MUNICIPIAL LOGGIA
Cres
The Municipal Loggia from the 15th century with the pillory is placed in the main city square-Frane Petrić souare and in the medieval harbo...
CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Rab
Probably built in the 4th century as an early Christian church, to be adapted into a Romanesque style church and consecrated by Pope Alexand...
KOŠLJUN- ETHNOGRAPHICAL AND SACRAL MUSEUM
Krk
KOŠLJUN
The Franciscan islet. In this oasis of peace and well-being, the religious have for centuries been gathering and storing man...
KAŠTEL
Krk
The Frankopan fortress was built in the period between the 12th and 14th centuries, mentioned in the reports by the Venetian providore. The ...
SUPETARSKA DRAGA
Supetarska draga
Supetarska Draga is one of the oldest island towns on Rab, surrounded by a number of uninhabited islands with natural beaches. If you are pl...
REMNANTS OF CITY WALLS
Cres
This is what is remained from the city walls: cylindrical tower in the north of the city and three Renaissance city gates built in the 16th ...
 
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Cres
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Krk
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Malinska
Malinska
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Novalja
Novalja
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Rab
Rab
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Supetarska draga
Supetarska draga
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