Crikvenica

Tourist destination info Crikvenica

Crikvenica is a city that has a tradition in tourism for more than a hundred years. It is located in the Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea, in the most beautiful part of the Croatian coast. The whole city is actually a riviera with a line of urban almost connected places. It was named after the church (crikvi) of the Pauline monastery built by Nikola Frankopan in 1412 at the mouth of the river Dubračina. Numerous historical monuments and remains testify to the turbulent past of this city. Lovers of historical monuments can visit the monastery of Pavlina (all valuable historical objects of Crikvenica are stored there), Toš (old mill for grinding olives that was used for production and processing), the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the church of Sv. Antun, Zvonko Car Memorial Studio and the Museum of the City of Crikvenica.During the summer months, there are numerous events and manifestations, concerts, klapa festivals, fashion shows, exhibitions and street festivals. Crikvenica is recognizable for its traditional "Fishermen's Week" which has been held for more than 50 years. In those seven days, the city lives the way the old people of Crikvenica lived… the smells of autochthonous fish specialties spread from all sides, the klapa song comes from every corner of the city, numerous events are held on land and sea, and friendly hosts, mostly local fishermen, will teach you many secrets of that occupation which was once the main one in Crikvenica.This is a city that young people like to choose for their vacation because Crikvenica offers a handful of activities that can fill the day. From enjoying the beautiful beaches that offer a variety of sea activities; from skydiving, water skiing, snorkeling…. There is also an attractive adrenaline park that offers paintball, sport climbing with numerous obstacles and suspension bridges, a cageball and many other facilities that will excite your everyday life and push the boundaries of endurance. In the evening, many cafes and nightclubs provide unforgettable entertainment.Crikvenica is known for its beaches, but above all for its sandy beach and the world-famous beach for dogs, which is why more and more tourists choose this destination. "Podvorska" beach, the best beach for dogs in Croatia, was opened in July 2010 and since then it offers more content every year. From a shower intended exclusively for four-legged swimmers to a playground. Entrance to the beach is free of charge, and the rules of conduct are displayed on the notice board. So far it has won various awards, but also, more importantly, the hearts of many owners and their favorite tufts. This beach is a kind of celebrity that is written and talked about all over the world. In addition to playing in the sea, your pets can also enjoy their own shower or canopy here and drink beer in a cafe in peace. You read that right, because "Monty's Dog Beach & Bar" Crikvenica, the first such cafe in Croatia, offers beer, ice cream, cakes and medicinal teas for dogs.

Fans of sports and active holidays can enjoy cycling, mini golf, table tennis, sailing, football, bowling, paintball, hiking, handball, basketball, beach volleyball, water skiing, paragliding, diving, swimming and many other activities. One of the most famous events with a tradition of 110 years is certainly the Šilo-Crikvenica swimming marathon, which is held every year on the feast of the Assumption, August 15. This is an event that attracts more than a hundred participants every year.

Untouched nature and surroundings with numerous sights are the reason why you can go on various day trips from Crikvenica. With attractive tourist boats you can visit the island of Krk, Košljun, Vrbnik, Klimno, Kačjak, cave "Biserujka" on the island of Krk and the island of Rab. In the hinterland of Crikvenica, the historic towns of Drivenik, Tribalj, Grižane and Bribir are waiting for you to tell you their story - the story of the Frankopans who once lived here.

The rich gastronomic offer of top restaurants will satisfy the taste of the biggest gourmets. If you are a lover of gastronomy and want to taste the delicacies of this area, there are many restaurants and taverns. Visit the restaurant "Burin", the restaurant "Bodulka", the tavern "Karoca", the tavern "Maslina", the tavern "Trabakul", the restaurant "Sabbiu" and many others which will take you through their specialties to some ancient times and show you unforgettable scents and flavors of indigenous coastal cuisine.

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What our guests say about Crikvenica

Fabulous
4.5
Overall guest rating
Atmosphere
4.6
Security
4.8
Beaches
4.4
Touristic offer
4.3
Friendly locals
4.5

  • Excellent 4.6
    Elle
    Family Estonia
    28/08/2016
    Family friendly place
    Great little town for strolling.
  • Fabulous 4
    Steen
    Family Denmark
    26/09/2013
    The town is cozy with cozy eateries
2/105

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* prices for June 2021 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

House - Crikvenica House Villa Ljuba From 243 €
  • Crikvenica,
  • Persons: 6-8
  • Guests rating: 5.0
Apartment - Crikvenica Apartments Dolly From 50 €
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  • Persons: 3-4
  • Guests rating: 5.0
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Apartment - Crikvenica Apartments Ani From 36 €
  • Crikvenica,
  • Persons: 2-3
  • Crikvenica,
  • Persons: 4-8
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