Flights to Rijeka

Flights to Rijeka

Flights from 13. May until 30. September, 2017.

Rijeka is the administrative and cultural centre of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County and the third largest city in Croatia with regard to the number of inhabitants. Like numerous cities in the world, Rijeka carries the symbol of water in its name (rijeka means river).  Rijeka and its ring have everything that a first-rate tourist region needs: landmarks, rich cultural programs, entertainment, fabulous beaches, romantic towns and villages and stunning nature. Rijeka provides ample opportunities for amusement, relaxation and urban exploration. More than that Rijeka is a great place for a business event or sports training. Here you will find everything you have been looking for and much more. But Rijeka can’t be viewed only as separate unit. It has to be classified as part oft he Kvarner Region, with all its diversities.

Kvarner has it all! It is an inestimable combination of sea, islands and highlands in an exceptionally small space. In just one day you can sail by yacht or bathe in the sea and then enjoy in the shadow of the near-by woods in the hinterland. It is a region of varied stories and strong emotions. It is an ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historic heritage, with brilliant tourist programmes and opportunities for active holidays.

Let yourself go in gastronomic enjoyments. Enjoy in the numerous manifestations, cultural events and festivals, visit the sanctuaries. Learn how to write in the Old-Croatian glagolitic script, become an expert in the preparation of Mediterranean dishes, or enjoy in traditional events.

Kvarner is waiting for you. It offers accommodation in first-rate hotels, apartment villages, nautical centres, campsites and  private accommodation. It readily and sincerely welcomes you in top-grade slow food restaurants, taverns (konobe) or cafès with an Austro-Hungarian atmosphere. Here clubs with modern musical rhythms or music festivals under the stars are expecting you.

Worth seeing

Here is a quick overview of ten Rijeka’s specialties you shouldn’t miss.

Korzo – Rijeka is reflected in Korzo, at Korzo you can read Rijeka. Anyone who, at least once, had a coffee at one of the terraces of numerous and picturesque café bars lined along this unusual promenade, would agree

Trsat Castle – Trsat Castle represents a strategically embossed gazebo on a hill 138 meters above sea level that dominates Rijeka.

St. Vitus Cathedral – Rijeka’s St. Vitus Cathedral is the only Baroque rotunda of monumental dimensions built on Croatian land.

City Tower – City Tower, a symbol of Rijeka, is a good example of a typical round tower access-point, which lead into the fortified town.

City market – The main city market was built at the end of the 19th century by the sea shore

The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat Franciscian monastery – The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat is the largest centre of pilgrimage in western Croatia.

Ivan Kobler square – Passing under the round City Tower, the former main medieval town entrance that gave access to the coast, you enter the centre of Rijeka’s Old Town…

Rijeka’s beaches – Whether you would like to spend your holiday with your family, on an active sport holiday, enjoying romantic moments, alone or being entertained – Rijeka has the beach for everyone’s taste.

Breakwater – The existing breakwater of the main port’s pool is famously known as the “Molo longo” because of its length of 1707 m which today function as a passenger terminal and coastal promenade.

Natural history museum – In addition to the botanical garden, the museum has a multimedia centre with an aquarium containing species from the Adriatic Sea.

Rijeka has plenty of everything: entertainment, attractions and natural beauty. Here one can enjoy the seaside throughout the day and spend a day in nature, and in the evening go out and explore the exciting life of this vibrant town booming with energy.

Apart from listed top 10 attractions of city of Rijeka, one visiting this region must also see surrounding islands. Cres, Lošinj and the islands of its archipelago, Krk, Rab …each island is a world unto itself, disclosing a special story about past and present times, tradition as well as modern tourist programmes and facilities. All together, these islands represent an extraordinary tourist value of the Kvarner region and provide an opportunity for a delightful stay, with quality service and a unique world of nature, customs and cultural heritage. Ther one can watch the flight of griffon vultures – almost extinct elsewhere -, adopt a dolphin, set off along the Glagolitic paths or participate in old knights’ games… bathe on marvelous secluded beaches, dive, sail, walk along arranged paths, taste delicious dishes and equally delicious wines… and enjoy the rich cultural and historical heritage.

Dining

The wise saying goes: in order to get to know the soul of a certain region, visit its monuments so as to feel the atmosphere of the past, observe the architecture in which the locals live, visit markets and shops, and taste its everyday food.  Croatian history, and the history of the Kvarner as well, is full of meals that represent the customs and wisdom of their creation, while stories that have been passed down from generation to generation make this dining experience complete. The changing of the seasons at markets determines the menus in this region.  They are comprised of seafood, mostly blue fish, Mediterranean fruit and vegetables, and essential herbs that grow in the region.  The products are usually fried or boiled, while exceptionally tasty meals are baked under a clay lid that is covered with coals, and wine is a frequent and favourite ingredient for most meals.

The Kvarner is a region with the largest number of top restaurants in a fairly small area that have, for many years now, contributed to the Croatian gourmet scene.  They are often awarded by renowned European gastro experts and literature that recommend and praise their authentic cuisine that has a good balance between the traditional and the modern, and that is based on a simple and uncompromising philosophy – a good quality meal is made of only the best quality products – preferably fresh, seasonal, and local produce that has maintained the original scents and tastes of the Mediterranean in this region that boasts both its marine and mountainous landscape. By applying appropriate culinary techniques and with our creative approach to traditional recipes in terms of food preparation and presentation, our gourmet restaurants offer the essence of the Kvarner region, its history and its culture.  In addition to all this, we also offer carefully picked Croatian wines with emphasis on local wine sorts, along with an aesthetically pleasing ambient with special attention to detail and a professional and warm staff.

Transport

You can arrive in Rijeka from three main land directions as well as from the sea and from the air. Rijeka is well connected with the rest of the world through a number of airline companies. The extraordinary quality of the Croatian motorways will ensure a pleasant trip.

The Rijeka Airport is located on the island of Krk some 30 km away from the city. All the information about the flights can be found on the airport webpage and plane tickets can be purchased online on the web pages of airline companies or in a number of travel agencies.

The easiest way of travelling between the city and the airport is by bus that departs in accordance with flight schedule and the journey takes 30 minutes.