The Kvarner Archipelago is a group of islands, with each of them having its own unique story. The Gulf of Kvarner is full of diversities that link together islands, mountains, the coast and a centuries-old culture. Its diversity content derives from its geographical location, rich vegetation and climatic conditions. The content of its touristic offer is adapted to all generations, to those who want a peaceful vacation, but also to those who want to enjoy various activities, entertainment, etc. The islands of Krk, Cres, Rab and Lošinj are the largest islands of the archipelago, but there are also many small islands hiding here. The Kvarner Archipelago is a great place for rest, relaxation and fun.
Krk is the northernmost island in the Adriatic Sea, and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. This island was named the "Golden Island" in antiquity due to its great diversity. Krk is an island rich in historical sites and attractions and is also a great place to enjoy a variety of activities such as diving and cycling. The island is especially attractive to sailors.
Among historical sites, the best known site contains the first written document from this area, and this is Baščanska ploča (the Baska Stone Tablet), which was written in a transitional form of Glagolitic alphabet around 1100. It was found in 1851 in the Church of St. Lucy in Baška on the Island of Krk, and it confirms the existence of the Croatian state since its earliest days.
The island of Cres attracts every visitor with its rich Mediterranean vegetation, karst rocks and crystal clear blue waters. It is one of the last habitats for a very rare bird, the griffon vulture, and the island is especially interesting for its unusual natural phenomenon, the freshwater lake called Vrana. The level of this lake is below sea level, which makes it very interesting.
An extremely rich historical and cultural heritage has been left to the island of Cres, which despite various influences managed to preserve its autonomy and autochthony, and this is well reflected in its language, dialect, specific customs, dances and costumes.
Rab is an island of diversity and contrasts, often also referred to as an island of happiness. A mountain range and its barren environment (from the storm) stretches along the northern part of the island, and on the southern part of the island there are sand, gravel and rocky beaches, where everyone can find something for himself or herself.
Make sure to visit the most memorable part of the island, the homonymous town of Rab and its four towers that rise like the mast of a ship: the Bell Tower of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Bell Tower of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, the Bell Tower of the Church of St. Andrew the Apostle and the Bell Tower of the Church of St. Justine.
The island of Lošinj is well-known as an oasis of untouched nature and aromatic plants. Like the rest of the Kvarner islands, Lošinj has numerous beaches, bays, natural beauty, cultural heritage and aclean sea.
The group of Lošinj islets represents a true small paradise for romantics and those who want to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, beautiful beaches, the sun and the sea.
The Plitvice Lakes offer all the beauty that nature can possibly offer.
The harmony of water, greenery, waterfalls and stone combined together enchants every visitor. It was declared a National Park in 1949 and was among the first on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Plitvice Lakes are equally beautiful in all seasons and visiting them at any time of the year is a guarantee of enjoyment inthis unique natural beauty