On holiday in a holiday home in Kvarner? The Croatian coastal region of Kvarner (also known as the Kvarner Riviera) is known for its beautiful beaches, rocky coasts, stylish seaside resorts, and many small islands. But apart from that, it also offers a rich and unique combination of climate, vegetation and culture. The interior of Kvarner is characterized by highlands and rugged mountains. Between the coast and the highlands, there are historic towns, natural parks and thermal baths.
The region is a lesser-known and touristically less developed destination than Istria, and is therefore ideally suited for those looking for peace and quiet, and nature lovers. You will find more authentic restaurants, quieter seaside resorts and small fishing villages here. Kvarner offers good diving opportunities, but for independent divers, because you will hardly find any diving schools and centres here.
The Paklenica Nature Park is a true paradise for nature and hiking enthusiasts, because the region is rich in footpaths, caves, authentic villages, and a diversity of fauna. But the highlights are the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia's most famous national park, and added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park has 16 lakes, connected by spectacular waterfalls. You can visit this park from your holiday home in Kvarner. You can use the paths and bridges that run through the entire park. Visitors can also take a boat trip on the largest lake.
To the north lies the Risnjak National Park, part of which lies on the Gorsku Kotor plateau, separating Croatia from Slovenia. The park consists mainly of grassland and forests, and is therefore extremely suitable for beautiful walks.
Culture lovers can visit the beautiful port city of Rijeka. Croatia's largest port city has a lot to offer in terms of history and culture, such as a mediaeval fortress, an 18th-century city gate, the castle of Trsat, churches and cathedrals, and the Historical Museum of the Croatian Coastal Zone.
Although Croatia is a summer destination par excellence, there are also winter sports opportunities in Kvarner. Mount Dinara (1831 m) is an ideal winter sports area, and a hiking paradise in summer. There are several winter sports possibilities at Platak and Bjelolasica too. In short, a region to discover!
There are over 200 Belvilla houses in Kvarner.
Some of the important places to visit in Kvarner are the Port city of Rijeka, Plitvice lake national park, city gate of 18th century, Tarsat castle, historical museum, churches, and cathedrals.
Some of the must-try activities in Kvarner are:
Seafood, Bay Scampi, locally grown asparagus, chestnut cherries, Istrian truffles, Mediterranean dishes and European food like pasta are some of the recommended dishes in Kvarner.
The best time to visit Kvarner is between May and August.