Kvarner

Kvarner and the islands off its coast are a playground for travellers looking for a mix of city fun and natural attractions. Start off on the mainland in Rijeka and Opatija for, respectively, buzzy fun and genteel tourist pleasures. Then jump on a boat out to the islands – Cres for vultures and relaxation, Krk, Croatia’s largest and most populous island for great sandy beaches, Losinj for crystal clear waters and dolphins, Pag, home to possibly the world’s best roast lamb and Rab – forever remembered as the spot where Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson swam naked together: a world of fun awaits…

  • Krk

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Rijeka

    © Marko Vrdoljak

    © Marko Vrdoljak
  • Opatija

    © Valter Stojšić

    © Valter Stojšić
  • Rab

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Cres

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Rab

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Mali Lošinj

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Rijeka

    © Kvarner TB

    © Kvarner TB
  • Lubenice

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Opatija

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Opatija

    © Petar Trinajstić

    © Petar Trinajstić
  • Opatija

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out

    © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
  • Cres

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out

    © Dave Jepson/Time Out
  • Rijeka

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out

    © Carly Calhoun/Time Out
  • Rijeka National Theatre

    © Kvarner TB

    © Kvarner TB

  1. Good for
    • Gastronomes
    • Families
    • Beach Lovers
  2. Key events
    • March
      Rijeka International Carnival
    • June
      Škver Art Festival, Kastav Film Festival
    • July
      Hideout, Fresh Island, Hartera
  3. Insider tips
    • See the bottlenose dolphin colony off the Lošinj coast ✤ Taste Vrbnička white wine, Lamb and cheese from Pag, Kvarner scampi ✤ Visit Volosko, the gastro hub ✤ Spot the rare griffin vultures on Cres

Time Out Critics' choice...

Wellness Hotel Aurora
Hotels, Lošinj

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

Kukuriku
Restaurants, Rijeka

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

Šta da?!
Shops, Rijeka

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

Gostionica Istranka
Restaurants, Opatija Riviera

© Antonija Butković/Time Out

Trattoria Riva’s
Restaurants, Rijeka

© Antonija Butkovic/Time Out

Bistro Yacht Club
Restaurants, Opatija Riviera

© Bevanda

Bevanda
Restaurants, Opatija Riviera



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