Situated in the center of Kvarner Gulf, it is not without reason that Crikvenica
Riviera (which includes the settlements of Crikvenica, Selce, Dramalj and
Jadranovo) is also called the "Gateway to the Mediterranean Sea". Favorable
climatic conditions – hot Mediterranean summers and mild winters, with
over 2.500 hours of sunshine per year, make the Riviera a pleasant holiday
destination for all age groups throughout the whole of the year. Approximately
8 km of lavish Mediterranean vegetation traverses the entire length of
sand and pebble beaches. All beaches are connected into walkways, offering
you countless recreational opportunities, ranging from romantic walks to
simply swimming or lying around in the hot sand.
In the year 1412, Prince Nikola Frankopan ordered the construction of
a monastery (Kastel) alongside the medieval church on the seashore. Quite
soon, the monastery became the cultural and public focal point of the area.
Over the years, the seashore developed into a harbor and new settlement,
which received the name of Crikvenica (Church place), thanks to the church
that dominated the area.
Crikvenica today, with its 6.500 inhabitants, can boast about having
more than 100 years of tradition in tourism. As a popular climatic health
resort, located only 40 km from the City of Rijeka, as well as thanks to
its, in Croatian terms, unique long beach, a large number of tourists visit
Crikvenica every single year. For a number of years now, the crystal clear
sea of Crikvenica Riviera has been awarded the "Blue Flag", a symbol of
high quality and cleanliness. With its colorful assortment of cultural
events, sports activities, excursions, gastronomic specialties and rich
night life, Crikvenica Riviera will ensure that your holiday remains a
pleasant recollection for a long time to come.
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