A surprisingly blue Adriatic washes the coast of Crikvenica, a Croatian seaside resort ideal for a stress-free beach holiday.
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Originally a monastery, it later became a fishing village and now Crikvenica is one of Croatia’s most popular seaside resorts. Only 100 km from Trieste and easily accessible by car or bus, Crikvenica boasts magnificent pebble and sandy beaches lapped by a crystal clear sea that invites refreshing dips.

With its numerous facilities, accommodation, bars and restaurants, it is ideal for those who want a beautiful sea with all the comforts and without having to go too far.

Particularly family-friendly, it is also suitable for young tourists who want fun without excess: the nightlife is not unbridled, but there are enough clubs to have fun until two in the morning. Even the more active will not be bored thanks to the numerous opportunities for outdoor sports activities.

Devoid of world-famous art treasures, transgressive nightlife and renowned beaches that attract crowds from all over the world, Crikvenica is the seaside resort for a no-frills beach holiday that will recharge your batteries 100 per cent.

Beaches of Crikvenica

Crikvenica is an ideal destination for those who love pebble beaches washed by a clear blue sea; almost all of Crikvenica’s beaches are free, but those who want comfort and services can find some equipped areas or areas where they can rent deckchairs and

The various beaches along the Crikvenica seafront are connected by a coastal path that runs through pine forests and gardens: going from one beach to the next is easy and relaxing.

Beaches not to be missed in and around Crikvenica are Balustrada, Crni Molo and Omorika. Near the port of Podvorska there is a beach for dogs, perfect for those travelling with their four-legged friends.

If you want to see more beaches, you can travel to the nearby island of Krk, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge; from Crikvenica you can also arrive by boat. Once you arrive on the island you can choose from numerous beaches, both sandy and rocky.

Things to do in Crikvenica

Tourism in Crikvenica has developed thanks to its beautiful beaches, considered among the most beautiful on the Kvarner Riviera. The town also offers a couple of interesting attractions for those who want to spend some time off the beach.

The liveliest part of town is the harbour area; here you can relax with a drink at sunset or an exquisite fish dinner and admire a bronze statue dedicated to fishermen.

Perfect for finding relief when the heat gets unbearable is Stjepan Radic Park, a city park not far from the coast, while to learn about local art and history, visit the municipal museum and gallery.

If you are attracted to the underwater world but scuba diving is not your thing, you will definitely enjoy the Crikvenica Aquarium, located in the heart of the town. Its 30 tanks reproduce the natural habitat of more than 100 species of fish from the Adriatic Sea and 50 species of tropical fish, including moray eels, seahorses, lobsters, rockfish, surgeonfish and piranhas.

With more time on your hands, you can take day trips to nearby locations such as Novi Vidonolski (just 10 km away), Rijeka and Krk.

Where to stay in Crikvenica

Crikvenica is a popular tourist destination and owes part of its success to the wide range of hotel accommodation in all price ranges.

There is a greater choice of flats and holiday homes, but there are also a number of hotels, almost all of them 3 or 4 stars and some with swimming pools and spas. Those who prefer flats or houses will be able to choose between very basic accommodation at an inexpensive price and more comfortable accommodation at a higher price.

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Recommended hotels in Crikvenica

We offer a selection of hotels at Crikvenica to suit all categories of travellers. The most booked by tourists are the sea-facing hotels, often right on the beach. If you want to play it safe, choose one of the following: they are among the most booked hotels in Crikvenica, sorted by number of reviews.

Mediteran Hotel by Aminess
Crikvenica - Gajevo Šetalište 18
8.1Very good 2.648 reviews
Featuring 2 swimming pools, a restaurant and a public beach area, Mediteran Hotel by Aminess is located 1. 5 km from the centre of Crikvenica.
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Hotel Miramare
Crikvenica - Ulica bana Josipa Jelačića 2Extra sanitary measures
9.3Superb 2.196 reviews
Situated in Crikvenica, Hotel Miramare offers 5-star accommodation with a restaurant and a fitness centre. There is an indoor pool with a sea view and free WiFi is available throughout.
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Hotel Crikvenica
Crikvenica - Strossmayerovo šetalište 8Extra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 1.578 reviews
Located in Crikvenica, Hotel Crikvenica offers accommodation 50 metres from the sea. It features a restaurant and guests can relax on the covered terrace with a bar.
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Apartments and vacation homes in Crikvenica

If you prefer space, privacy and the ability to prepare your own meals to a hotel holiday, book a holiday home at Crikvenica. We recommend a few below, but in this case we advise you to book early because houses and apartments for rent at Crikvenica are in high demand.

Apartments Villa Castello
Crikvenica - Petak 12Extra sanitary measures
9.5Exceptional 291 reviews
Situated in the centre of Crikvenica, Villa Castello has air-conditioned apartments with free Wi-Fi and private balconies. Crikvenica Monastery is located opposite the villa.
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Apartments Lounger Crikvenica
Crikvenica - Vukovarska 26Extra sanitary measures
9.1Superb 264 reviews
Located 250 metres from the nearest beach, Apartments Lounger Crikvenica provides free WiFi, satellite TV and a balcony or terrace with a sea view in each of its air-conditioned units. The property has an outdoor pool that is available for guest use.
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Apartments Skiljan
Crikvenica - Kralja Tomislava 84Extra sanitary measures
9.4Superb 144 reviews
Located 150 metres from a pebbly and sandy beach in Crikvenica, Apartments Skiljan offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi and free parking. The apartments come with either a balcony or a terrace.
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How to get to Crikvenica

Unfortunately, there are no airports in the vicinity of Crikvenica. The easiest way to get to Crikvenica is therefore by car: from the border head towards Rijeka, it will take you an hour and a half to get there (including a stretch of road in Slovenia).

Another possibility is to get to Rijeka by ferry or international bus and then from there to Crikvenica: in this case, however, the journey time will be much longer and the cost may also be higher, especially if you are travelling with your family or a group of friends.

It is not recommended that you travel to Crikvenica by train because there are no direct connections from the rest of Europe and you would have to make many changes, which would lengthen the journey too much.

If you are already in Croatia, you can take a direct bus to Crikvenica from all major locations in the north of the country, including Rijeka (journey time 45 minutes) and the capital Zagreb (3 to 4 hours); there is also a direct bus to the island of Krk.

Crikvenica Weather

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Where is located Crikvenica

Crikvenica is located on the Adriatic coast of Kvarner Bay. It is located a few kilometres south-east of the city of Rijeka, just after the bridge to the island of Krk.

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