Travel guide Crikvenica
Arrival in the holiday paradise
Your holiday home with sea view or your private holiday apartment in Crikvenica is only six hours away from Munich, in the Kvarner Bay
of beautiful Croatia. All accommodations are easily accessible by car. Alternatively, you can arrive at your holiday accommodation via Rijeka airport on the island of Krk or by bus and train. Book your residence now and spend your holidays on a coast full of experiences.
Crikvenica – best travel time at the Riveria
A Mediterranean climate prevails on the coast of Croatia, making the region a popular travel destination all year round. For a beach holiday here
, the time between May and September is excellent. The temperatures during this period are between 22 and 28 degrees, making it ideal for a relaxed beach holiday. But even outside the season, the town has a lot to offer. In spring and autumn, you can take extended hikes and bike rides from your holiday apartment or holiday home. In the summer, your holiday destination is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation.
Vacation in the Croatian spa town Crikvenica
The town of Crikvenica has stood for excellent tourism for over 125 years now. You can feel the charm and flair not only in one of the private holiday apartments and holiday homes with pools but also everywhere along the Kvarner Bay. Dreamy beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, and fresh air in combination with many leisure and sports activities are the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday. Crikvenica is the region's most popular bathing resort. The numerous beautiful beaches, such as the breathtaking sandy beach Crni Mol, which is awarded the "Blue Flag," are the highlight. In the evening, you can enjoy Croatian specialties in one of the konobas and restaurants. Six beaches, additional bathing opportunities in side resorts and bays, and a dog beach await you in Kvarner Bay. Whether a pebble beach, sandy beach, or a picturesque bay in a quiet location, the spa town offers a suitable beach for every taste. Even the Habsburgs came here to bathe and cure themselves. Fresh, clean air and over 2,500 hours of sunshine are excellent for curing allergies and rheumatism.
To the south of Crikvenica lies the former fishing village of Selce, offering everything a vacationer's heart desires with its charming sandy and fine pebble beaches. The promenade with its many shops and restaurants invites you to stroll and linger. Of course, during your holiday in a private holiday apartment with sea view or a modernly furnished holiday home, you can also admire various sights. Right by the sea, there is a fortress, Kastell Frankopan. The former fortress now houses a hotel. Next to it stands a baroque church that gave the bathing resort its name. In Croatian, the church is called Crkva. Also, visit Senj with the fortress Nehaj. The Nehaj Fortress, also Kula Nehaj and Nehajgrad, is located on Nehaj Mountain in Senji.
Cultural highlights in Crikvenica
In addition to the crystal-clear sea water of the Adriatic and the beauty of nature, culture is not neglected in the holiday resort. The sculpture park presents marble sculptures by the famous sculptor Dusan Dzamonjas. The oldest church in the village is the Church of the Assumption of Mary from the 15th century. Together with the former Pauline Monastery, it provides the old town center. In the 200 m² large aquarium, you can marvel at over 100 different fish species. The aquarium is located in the center of Crikvenica and is a popular destination for the whole family. If you take a walk through Stjepan Radic Park, you will encounter an old weather station and a beautiful sundial. Also worth seeing are the Atelier Zvonko Car, the olive mill Tos, the stone book monument, and the hill Kalvarija, from which you have a breathtaking view of the sea and the surroundings. From spring to autumn, Crikvenica and the neighboring towns host sports or cultural festivals and events almost every day. You can see a private holiday apartment with sea view or a holiday home with a pool on the Adriatic offers a lot of variety, so you will never get bored.
Cultural and historical diversity in the kitchen
The numerous restaurants also reflect Kvarner's culturalhistorical and scenic diversity. Whatever the fishermen bring to the land from the sea comes to the table. Always served with olive oil and a delicious herb mixture of parsley, garlic, and bay leaves. A special delicacy are the small sardines, which are usually marinated in an onion and wine sauce. Very noble are the white fish sea bass, gilt-head bream, and porgy. Scampi and mussels on risotto are a very special feast. You should definitely try the wild asparagus in early summer, and the white truffles from Istria cause a sensation on the palate in autumn. Whether a menu in a restaurant or a self-prepared dish in the kitchen of your holiday home or apartment, the traditional dishes will inspire you. After a hearty meal, stroll along the quiet waterfront promenade to your holiday accommodation, for example in Dramalj.
Nice beaches and holiday apartments for the whole family
An inexpensive holiday apartment with a balcony or a holiday home with a pool is the ideal place for a family vacation in Crikvenica. Many beaches lead gently into the sea, making them very suitable for small children. Visiting the world-famous Plitvice Lakes is an absolute must. They are uniquely beautiful and one of the most impressive natural wonders. The eponymous national park is the oldest in Europe and the largest in the country. The 16 lakes are connected by natural waterways and waterfalls. A family attraction are the wooden walkways that lead along the waterfalls and over the blue-green lakes. With more than 150 bird species and over 1,500 plant species, the Plitvice Lakes are an absolute paradise for nature lovers. During a hike, the breathtaking landscape will immediately captivate you. In some holiday homes and apartments in the Kvarner Bay spa resort, dogs are also allowed, with whom you can take long walks through the beautiful nature. Make a trip to Rijeka and be inspired by the many varied activities.
Modern and tradition harmoniously combined
The idyllically situated Crikvenica, with its stunning sandy beaches and long promenade, offers the perfect conditions for a relaxing holiday in Croatia
. It is the protected and scenically beautiful location that makes Crikvenica one of the most popular travel destinations on the Adriatic coast. Regarding infrastructure, Mediterranean charm, and architecture, the city can easily compete with more famous cities in Kvarner Bay. Even in ancient times, people knew how to appreciate the climatic and scenic advantages of Crikvenica. The Romans built a military facility to which they gave the name Ad Turres. Boundless bathing fun, enjoyment, and strolling: With private accommodation, you can perfectly combine beach pleasure, for example at Crni Beach, city entertainment program, and beautiful nature.
In Kvarner Bay, the holiday resort Novi Vinodolski impresses with red chimneys and white facades of houses that rise from the old town on the coast up to the church on the hill. In addition to many sacred and historical sights, Novi Vinodolski
offers a wide range of tourist amenities. At the mouth of the Dubracina River lies the beautiful Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The modern and well-developed holiday resort is located on the Velebit Canal, which separates Crikvenica from the island of Krk
. Also worth seeing is the picturesque harbor, where you can take beautiful photos for friends back home. In addition, the city of Crikvenica, with its magnificent villas and palaces, numerous cafes, restaurants, clubs, and bars, is the promenade par excellence. Day and night, there is cheerful, colorful bustle on the streets. The hinterland can be explored wonderfully by bike or on horseback. The beautiful towns with old fortifications and castles are an excellent excursion destination for the whole family.
Whether an inexpensive holiday apartment with a garden in Crikvenica
in Dramalj or Selce or a private, modernly furnished holiday home in Crni with sea view: all accommodations in the Crikvenica region are ideal for a lovely stay. A wide range of private apartments and houses with pools are available. Kvarner Bay is embedded in the south by the Dalmatia region and in the north by the Istrian peninsula and is Croatia's most popular travel destination. With up to 2,500 hours of sunshine annually, you can expect an excellent climate with a Mediterranean flora and fauna of the Riviera here.