Medveja, 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.
Lovran 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
Kraljevica 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.
Ika 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
Icici, Kvarner riviera
Icici is a small tourist place with about 800 inhabitants. It is located in the northern Adriatic, in the Kvarner Bay. The place is 5 km far from Opatija and 15 km from Rijeka. It is located at the foothill of the Ucka mountain. It is 1401 m high and which environment has been declared a nature park due to the special and beautiful nature.
The population is mainly occupied with tourism and hospitality activities. Because of its favorable position, Icici has developed into a true tourist place with numerous offers over the years. So besides the rich offer of restaurants offers opportunities for various sports, excursions, night outings.
Fuzine, small tourist town
Fužine is located 730 meters above sea level, in the southwestern part of Gorski Kotar. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the silence of centuries-old pine forests and the beauty of its lakes. From its inception to the present day, Fužine can thank for the development of a very good traffic location and close to the transit routes – once the Karolina road connecting the interior with the coast, the railway line, and today the Zagreb – Rijeka motorway. Which shortens the road to the sea at only half hours. It is a real pleasure to spend the summer in the sea and enjoy the pleasant mountain air in the numerous accommodation facilities.
The climate is a continental variant of the Mediterranean with a particularly beautiful spring, summer and fall. And snowy, often long winters. The average annual air temperature is 7.6 degrees Celsius. In summer, temperatures rarely exceed 30 degrees, and the warm nights are almost none. Therefore, in summer, the climate is extremely enjoyable, as are the stable winter days with the richness of snow. Continue reading
Dubrovnik is located in the very south of Croatia. As the pearl of the Adriatic, defying time and preserving its rich history and culture. Over a thousand years of its history has made it a European cultural center. At first, it was a small community, and in time the city experienced flourishing and became the seat of an independent Dubrovnik Republic. The Dubrovnik people are master the art of seamanship, creating a fleet in the South Adriatic that could be compared to that of Venice in the north.
Dubrovnik is 25 km away from the international airport of Dubrovnik. Regularly connected with most European centers. And 90 km from the motorway, which connects Croatia with Europe. Apart from the very good air and land connections Dubrovnik can also boast an excellent maritime connection. Dubrovnik harbor is one of the most visited in the Mediterranean. Continue reading
Bakarac is a settlement that belong to the town of Kraljevica. Located in the Bay of Bakar, not far from Rijeka. The main activities of this region are tourism, agriculture and fisheries.
Exactly opposite to Bakarac is Bakar. Because of that some people in the bay on opposite sides of these two places are called the Bakar Bay and the other (from Bakarac) Bakarac Bay.
Bakarac was a military station in the Roman era. The place is very well known for the original wooden tuners. They are still preserved, and were very effective for tuna catching (tuna now no longer exists in the bay);
Also, the beginning of the tuna hunting season was commonly associated with the transportation of the nets from Bakarac to Bakar, which attracted domestic and foreign visitors. Bakarac is surrounded by concrete beaches, each of which has its own name. From the direction of Rijeka, they are in the order of: Swimming Beach, Small Beach, Palada, Skalada, Melina, First House, Second House, Sansovo, Kavranic. Continue reading
Bakar is an ancient city and port, one among the oldest cities of the North Adriatic Sea with a long and rich history. The old core of the town has been declared a cultural monument in 1968. This region has been inhabited within the third and second century B.C. and therefore the Roman Empire has also left traces of its existence here. The Croatian Lords belonging to the families of Frankopan and Zrinski lived here. And also the Empress Marija Terezija granted this town the status of a king’s city.
Accommodation in Bakar is available in a hotel, a mountain lodge, private houses, apartments and rooms.
In Bakar, there are many restaurants, taverns, inns, and buffets. There you can try the traditional Mediterranean dishes of this region as well as international meals. And there, are also many pizzerias and fast foods, cafes, and bars. Continue reading