Crikvenica, Croatia - holiday information

Crikvenica Croatia – visitor information

City of Crikvenica is located in the area known as the Hrvatsko primorje, in the Kvarner Bay, just 35km from the city of Rijeka, which is the center of the Kvarner County and Croatia's largest seaport. The foundation of the city is linked to the beginning of our era, when it was raised as a Roman station "Ad turres" on the mouth of, then navigable river Dubracina. About 400 years later, Visigoths forced the local population to seek shelter and protection on the tops of the surrounding hills, and within the walls of the fort  Kotor (Kod tor). In peaceful times, wealthy Romans built their villas and industrial facilities, as evidenced by archaeological remains nearby. Mid-eighth century the area was populated by Croats. Once again people inhabited the coastal areas, and at the river mouth of Dubracina river they built a church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, next to which count Nikola IV Frankopan raised a big building that he donated to the church order of Paulists. This building marks the beginning of the creation of Crikvenica, and Nikola Frankopan is considered a founder of the town and the Blessed Virgin Mary a patroness of the city. Nikola IV Frankopan issued a grant on the 14th August of the year 1412 and this is considered to be the oldest surviving document that mentions the name Crikvenica, therefore this date is celebrated and commemorated as the Day of Crikvenica. Later Austrian and Hungarian dominion left visible traces on the architecture, so in that spirit, back in the 1895th, the first hotel "Hotel Archduke Joseph" was built. Today the hotel carries the name "Therapia." The first bath was built in the year 1888, so this year is considered the beginning of organized tourism. Favorable climate, clean air and sea, beautiful nature are just some of the trumps of this tourist resort. Sand and pebble beaches, numerous walking trails (the best known is the "Love path"), a rich cultural heritage, a number of entertainment events, an "Aquarium"  with more than 150 fish species, and entertainment and culinary facilities complement a variety of accommodations. Crikvenica offers accommodation in numerous hotels and private rooms, apartments and houses as well as lots of great restaurants, bars and sports facilities, while the tourist train ride is an ideal way to explore the long promenade. The city is actually a riviera of almost connected small tourist resorts Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo. Except for the buses, these places are in the summer months linked with a tourist train. Protected from the north by slopes of Mount Kapela, on the south by the island of Krk, a mild and stable climate of Mediterranean type dominates the town. The crystal-clear sea, with summer temperatures ranging from 23 ° C to 27 ° C, numerous quiet coves and beautiful sand and pebble beach, with a wide range of sports and recreational facilities, will provide opportunities for a memorable holiday. High-purity has brought Crikvenica the European award "Blue Flag", which highlights and celebrates beaches that are maintained, rich in content and have  an equally clear sea.

Crikvenica – basic information

Crikvenica – population: 7121, Crikvenica - day/ saint: saint : Velika Gospa, 15.08.

Distance from bigger centres

Crikvenica - Makarska. 374km, Crikvenica- Split: 326km, Crikvenica - Pula: 140km, Crikvenica - Rijeka: 35km, Crikvenica - Zadar: 203km, Crikvenica - Šibenik: 262km, Crikvenica - Dubrovnik: 544km, Crikvenica - Zagreb: 165km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, hostels, pensions, motels


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, karaoke show, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar

Additional offer

rafting nearby, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments

Crikvenica – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)