A popular resort since the 19th century when the first grand villas were built; wellness is a special theme along with great beaches.Crikvenica is a seaside town in the Northern part of the Adriatic, also known as Kvarner. It has been a popular resort since the end of the 19th century, when first grand hotels and spa therapy centres opened for the discerning traveller, and they came from all over Europe. Grand villas were built, fashionable shops and restaurants opened, and beautiful people took their walks along the coastal paths. You could say that this was the 19th century wellness centre of Croatia! Just as then, people flock there now for the region’s gorgeous sandy beaches, warm sea, modern wellness hotels and delicious, healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Families will be very happy choosing Crikvenica for their holidays, and night revellers will find something for themselves too.
Hinterland villages on the slopes of the mountain have been restored and rejuvenated, and their carefully restored stone cottages and villas with shimmering pools are now very desirable, offering tranquillity and stunning sea views. There is plenty to do, day visits to the islands of Cres, Rab, Krk and Pag will enchant you with the beauty of these old renaissance places. Visit ancient castles in the hills, sample the crisp local white wines Zlahtina and Chardonnay and feast on the fresh fish and prawns. The national park Plitvice with 16 stunning cascading lakes is a wonder of nature, and within two hours drive (a coach goes several times a day). In summer months Crikvenica is a lively place with busy outdoor markets, concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions, Roman re-enactment shows and disco nights. For healthy living, there are many walking and cycling paths, extreme sports, and all sorts of water sports.The nearest airport is Rijeka, but also Pula, Zagreb or Trieste in Italy.