Thanks to its exceptional geographic location, Rijeka is located at the intersection of several key transport routes, so that staying here offers the possibility of going on a number of excursions:


  • On the western side of Rijeka there is one of the most important tourist destinations of Croatia - the Opatija Riviera which can be reached by bus line 32 or the touRIst bus. Volosko, Lovran, Mošćenička Draga... (bus lines 32 and 32A) are just close by, and you don't want to miss the "town on the hill" - Kastav (bus lines 18 and 18B).

 

 

  • The "Golden Island" - the island of Krk, is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Croatia, and an excursion to this island is easy to organise from Rijeka, you just take the bus from the central bus station and you'll be there in about an hour. There you can taste white wine - Žlahtina, a variety indigenous to Krk, as well as their traditional dish - šurlice (a type of homemade pasta).

 

  • In the far north of Kvarner, 10 km away from Rijeka, there is the Town of Grobnik (bus line 15), which is certainly worth a visit. Nearby you’ll find the unique ski resort of Platak overlooking the sea, the "Grobnik Alps" for climbing lovers, as well as the picturesque village of Sveti Martin with the mill on the river Rječina that is still in operation.

 

  • To nature lovers we would certainly recommend a visit to the Učka Nature Park from whose highest peak (1,401 m) you can enjoy the view of the entire Kvarner.

 

  • By suburban buses you can reach the greenest part of Kvarner - Gorski Kotar, an ideal place for relaxing walks in the countryside and enjoying the local culinary specialties.

 

  • It’s worth mentioning that from Rijeka you can reach the capital of Croatia - Zagreb in less than two hours, and Italy and Slovenia in only an hour.

 

  • Before you start, you can go to our Tourist Information Centre and ask for ways to arrive at a desired location. A list of the places surrounding Rijeka can be found on our website - take your pick and start your excursion...