Holidays to Croatia, Kvarner Riviera

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MedvejaMedveja, small beautiful place on west Istrian coast. Only nine kilometers from Opatija, and two kilometers from Lovran. The legend says that Medveja was named after the Greek myth heroine Medeja, after hiding in that area with Jason. The underground streams flowing directly from the Ucka mountain into the sea on the beach of Medveja. According to the same story, is Medea’s tears.
Medveja beautiful pebble beach with its total area occupies 44 km2. Here everyone can find a perfect place to rest. But, there is also, a campground situated in the area of the delta of the creek which flows from Ucka Mountain.


Medveja beach offers unique sports facilities. Aqua park and a variety of water content for those adventurous spirit and sports recreation. There is an outdoor beach bar on the Medveja beach with carefully selected cocktails. A coffee bar and a restaurant where you can enjoy sea and meat specialties.

This place, not far from Opatija, is an ideal haven for lovers of intact nature and peace. And guests can also find private accommodation and campsite facilities at the newly-refurbished car camp at the foot of Ucka Mountain. It is also the perfect destination for those in search of a little peace. And for families with children who can play carelessly here.

And what about acommodation? You can find acommodation in Medveja in rooms and apartments, as well as the campsite located near the beach. Also there is a hotel in Medveja. Located 200 m from the beach and 100 m from city center.

It is a real haven on Earth, for every nature lover.


About Lovran

Lovran old townLovran is a small town in Istria, Croatia. It is situated on the western coast of the Kvarner Bay with a population of something over 4000. Its name derives from Laurel (Laurus nobilis), as shown in the coat of arms.

Lovran is one of the oldest coastal settlements on the eastern shore of Istrian peninsula. By the early Middle Ages it was an important urban and shipbuilding center of northern Adriatic. Following the sudden development of port towns in the vicinity (Trieste, Pula, and Rijeka) which became the new and dominant urban centers in the region, Lovran lost its significance. Continue reading

About Kraljevica

KraljevicaKraljevica is an old seaside town, located at the entrance to the Bay of Bakar. In the heart of the Kvarner bay, where the inland roads first encounter the sea. The area of the City stretches to 1753 ha of land and to 365 ha of sea. The coast is indented and long is about 13km. To Zagreb there is 158 km, to Ljubljana is 139, to Triest 94, to Venice 253, to Graz 328 km. Two reliefs are visible on the area of the town: a fertile Vinodol Valley with very steep eastern precipitation and a coastal bias with a slight incline towards the sea. More then 4500 inhabitants live in the six settlements: Bakarac, Kraljevica, Križišće, Mali Dol, Šmrika and Veli Dol.

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About Ika

IkaIka is a place with something over 400 inhabitants on the eastern coast of Istria, in the Kvarner Bay. It is located on the Opatija riviera, and administratively as a settlement belongs to the city of Opatija. Today, Ika almost got together with neighboring places, Icici in the north and Lovran in the south.

For a long time, Ika was a fishing village and port for the export of goods to nearby towns and settlements on the slopes of Učka. At the beginning of the 18th century, small wooden ships began to be built here, but as in many other places, such shipbuilding collapsed in the 19th century. Then, however, begins a flashy tourist climb of the neighboring Opatija. In the beginning, only fruit and vegetables are grown, and vineyards grow for the needs of Opatija guests, but the tourist wave is soon touching Ika. Continue reading