Kvarner has been developing tourism for over 170 years, taking advantage of its vicinity to the European tourist generating regions and its natural diversity. The region offers many contrasts, many different landscapes and experiences based on history, tradition and modern times.

Wind your way between the sunny islands of the Kvarner region, enjoying its rich tradition and cultural heritage.

Mali Lošinj, the biggest settlement on the island of Lošinj and the starting point of most of the cruises, is showing its naval tradition round every corner. Mali Lošinj treasured the statue of Apoxiomen beneath the waves for centuries.  It was recently discovered and restored and this attractive statue of an ancient Greek athlete from the 4th century BC is now on display in a museum dedicated to it.

The medieval town of Rab decorated by its four bell towers, is resonant with the traces left by Kvarner's eventful past in its streets. Rab is also home to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral, one of the most valuable Romanesque churches in Croatia, and many other precious monuments testifying to its long history and rich heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

THE UČKA NATURE PARK – unique limestone formations

THE NATIONAL PARK RISNJAK – fantastic view of the islands

LAKE VRANA (Cres island) – excellent purity of its fresh water

RAB BELL TOWERS – 4 landmarks of the town

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY ON THE ISLET OF KOŠLJUN (Krk island) – rich ethnographic collection

Nautical Destinations

Explore places of Kvarner region Region

Opatija

OPATIJA - One of the oldest European tourist destinations, the cradle of Croatian tourism, located in the Kvarner bay near Nature Park Učka. The contrasts of sea and mountains, green parks and blue ocean, old buildings and modern comforts, noisy entertainment venues and quiet resorts make Opatija and its surroundings a very attractive tourist resort in all seasons.

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Punat

PUNAT - Located on the south side of the island Krk in one of the most beautiful bays on the Adriatic with the miniature island Košljun in its centre. This little town is proud of having the oldest marina on the Adriatic.

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Cres

CRES is located in a great protected bay on the island of Cres, surrounded by rocks. Excellent microclimate Conditions, historical core, pure nature and the sea, spacious beaches, island atmosphere and homey ambience invites you to visit this small town on the island.

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Mali Lošinj

MALI LOŠINJ - a coastal town on the island of Lošinj, situated in the south-eastern end of a long, well protected bay, is a very important port of nautical tourism as it is located between Istria and Dalmatia. The town itself has won numerous awards for excellence in tourism.

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