Crikvenica, Croatia, is a small city on the Adriatic coast that is well-connected with public transportation from Rijeka, Dubrovnik, or the capital of Zagreb. This place has a very relaxing and easy-going atmosphere in the low season and you can feel the real spirit of the local people in the city; at this time, the city is peaceful and many hotels and hostels in Crikvenica, Croatia, are closed. In the high summer season, there are a lot of tourists from different part of Europe (especially from Slovenia, Italy, and Germany). Crikvenica.
You will find options for a Crikvenica, Croatia hostel in the city center; elsewhere in town you will find more Crikvenica, Croatia hostels that are more suitable for bigger, organized groups. Be sure to check with your Crikvenica, Croatia hostel to confirm that it will be open and operating during the time of your visit; some hostels in Crikvenica, Croatia, are open only from June through November.
The city of Crikvenica is modern and you can find tourist information and maps all around the city to help you plan your trip further. There are lots of good tourist attractions and plenty of different events programmed during the whole year -- just check before you arrive.
The Promenade kissing path will lead you through the most beautiful, romantic locations and give you a new perspective of this town as well as other very nearby, smaller cities such as Dramalj, Jadranovo, and Selce. Near the center of Crikvenica is Love Path -- this eight-kilometer-long walking trail has been attracting people for years with its wonderful nature and pleasant silence. When you walk though Love Path, you can see the ruins of Badanj Fort, one of the oldest preserved forts in Vinodol region. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Vinodol Valley, Kvarner, and Velebit Channel. On the other side of the Dubračina River are ruins of the Old City of Kotor. Before a large fire devastated Kotor and the settlement of today's Crikvenica, many inhabitants lived on the nearby hill of Kotor.
You can learn about the history and story of the life of the famous miniature painter Julius Klović, called the Michelangelo of Miniature, who born in Vinodol area and in the monastery gained his first education. In the center of Crikvenica is an aquarium where guests can relax into a wonderful experience and see the different types of fish and other sea animals typical of the Adriatic Sea. Those looking for excitement and adventure will surely not want to miss the Crikvenica’s Adrenaline Park, in which you can enjoy the large trails.
The Crikvenica Riviera has the most beautiful sandy or pebbly beaches with mysterious and restful oases. In that area you will find many cycling trails. From Crikvenica Harbor, you can go for a boat trip to the nearby island Krk, Lošinj, Brijuni, and numerous other destinations. Crikvenica is a pet-friendly city -- dogs have their own dog beach and bar (t is the first bar of its kind in Croatia, and offers beer, ice cream, cake, and herbal teas for your dog). It is open during the high summer season. The Crikvenica Riviera is the most creative destination in the world; every season here is a beautiful story and every day brings a new experience.
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