Kvarner holidaysHoliday rentals - villas & apartments to rent in Kvarner
The Kvarner Gulf or the Kvarner Bay as it is sometimes is sandwiched between Istrian Peninsula to the north and the Croatian mainland and is arguably Croatia's best kept secret. The region is characterised by its wonderful islands, the largest and most well known being Cres, Krk, Pag, Rab and Lošinj but also its mountains in the historic province of Gorski Kotar.
The main city is Rijeka which is the busiest port on the Adriatic whilst the most famous tourist destination is Opatija with its 12km seasfront promenade. Opatija is commonly referred to as the "Nice" of the Adriatic as just like its counterpart on the French Riviera, is frequented by the rich and famous with its chic shops and 5-star hotels. Other summer holiday hotspots include the coastal villages of Lovran, Crikvenica, Kraljevica and Novi Vinodolski.
|At a glance...|
|Family friendly resorts||✔|
|Kvarner archipelago - over 20 islands and islets to explore||✔|
|Rijeka carnival - mid Jan until Fefruary||✔|
|Main airport||Rijeka airport on Krk island|
|Capital - Rijeka||✔|
Featured villas in Kvarner
Many of our holiday homes in Kvarner come with all the facilities you would expect including wifi, satelite TV and private / shared swimming pool. The key consideration is timing - if you are planning a holiday during the peak summer months on one of the popular islands such as Rab, Krk or Cres, the villas tend to get booked up months in advance.See all rentals
Featured resorts in Kvarner
Things to see & do in Kvarner
In addition to wandering around the fascinating and wonderful cities and villages, wining, dining and sight seeing, there are plenty of things to see and do for the whole family in Kvarner.
|A few suggestions....|
|Visit the blue lagoon village Veli on Losinj Island||✔|
|Explore 13th century Trsat Castle in Rijeka||✔|
|Take a boat trip out to one of the islands and swim with the dolphins||✔|
|Hiking in the Gorski Kotar mountains||✔|
|Sunbathe on Rab Island with its 22 sandy bays||✔|
|Tour Biserujka Cave on Krk Island||✔|
|Stroll along the 12km Lungomare Opatija promenade||✔|
|Wander around Nehaj Fortress and Park Nehaj on Krk Island||✔|
|Explore the medieval Cres Town with its Venetian Tower on Cres Island||✔|
Our view on holidays in Kvarner
Whilst Kvarner is not the first place in Croatia normally associated with a summer holiday, once you've been, it will entice you back time and again. With wondeerful beaches, pine forests and the Kvarner archipelago to explore, Kvarner should be visited at least once in your lifetime. Overall, Kvarner is a top family holiday destination, full of gastronomic tradition, rich in culture, history and incredibly friendly.
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