Crikvenica apartments is a city that has a tourist tradition that is more than one hundred years old. It’s located in Kvarner Gulf and its distanced 33 km from the City of Rijeka – Crikvenica extends between sea and the cape and its constitute a part of the Crikvenica Riviera, along with other tourist destinations such as Selce, Klenovica, Novi Vinodolski, Dramalj and Jadranovo. Crikvenica has originally emerged around monastery that was built in 1412 by the Prince Frankopan. ... Read more
Crikvenica apartments is a city that has a tourist tradition that is more than one hundred years old. It’s located in Kvarner Gulf and its distanced 33 km from the City of Rijeka – Crikvenica extends between sea and the cape and its constitute a part of the Crikvenica Riviera, along with other tourist destinations such as Selce, Klenovica, Novi Vinodolski, Dramalj and Jadranovo. Crikvenica has originally emerged around monastery that was built in 1412 by the Prince Frankopan.
Crikvenica has become one of the main tourist destinations thanks to the nearest Krk airport and the vicinity of the port of Rijeka. The city occupies an area of 30 km2 and it is located in the Vinodol Channel, so is very well connected thanks to the excellent highways. This characteristic enabled tourists to come to Crikvenica by car from anywhere in Central Europe, and only in the course of one day. Also Crikvenica is very well connected by boat and plane thanks to the proximity of the airport on the nearby Krk Island and the port of Rijeka.
In addition to the above mentioned airports on the nearby Krk Island (Krk is also connected to the mainland by bridge) Crikvenica is accessible by bus from Zagreb and Rijeka and by train, with a stop at the station in Rijeka. Or is there is another solution that includes driving on a state road E65 that goes through the Bakar, then Kraljevica, Jadranovo and finally Dramalj, and the aforementioned motorway also offers view on beautiful nature scenery.
Crikvenica is being protected from the strong winds that blow from the slopes of the mountain Velika Kapela and the southern part of the Island, which is why its location guarantees a combination of Mediterranean and continental climate with lot of sunny hours and fresh air currents, the crystal blue sea or the mountainous terrain that surrounds Crikvenica. Summers are hot and dry, while winters are cloudy and rainy but mild - the average winter temperature is about 9° C. During the summer, temperatures ranges from 23° C in June to a minimum 27° C during months of July and August. The air is filled with maritime climate influence and one can feel all the advantages of living in such a place; pure and fresh air with a low concentration of allergens, with wind salinity of 4% and constant current that flows from the southeast to the northwest, that makes the seawater crystal clear.
The Crikvenica offers to their guests the following facilities:
The natural beauty, splendour and beauty of historical monuments of Crikvenica are the main reasons to schedule a holiday in the City.
One and the only reason for the guest during his stay in the various accommodations and apartments Crikvenica are to enjoy the Mediterranean climate and the beauty of the Adriatic coast, and therefore to enjoy in one of the forms of accommodations that are available for them: hotels, apartments, houses for rent, rooms for rent and camps.
Holiday house renting is gaining in its popularity. Many families will opt for such a way of accommodation, where they’ll have the entire house at their disposal. Renting the whole house gives more space and freedom for the whole family at a lower price. Many who are on the vacation want to feel relaxed, and a holiday home provides just that.
Holiday houses and Villa in Crikvenica are economical and practical for the purpose of accommodation of large families or large groups of people, who would otherwise have to pay more than one full priced hotel room. Using common house allows its guest to reach a compromise between unity and privacy; you can enjoy family meals in the communal kitchen and dining room, but also has enough space to enable everyone to depart to his room when he or she wants to be alone.
If we compared the holiday house with the hotel accommodation, the previously mentioned offers numerous advantages. In most cases, holiday house offers more space, and at the same time it would save to you more money. You’ll be enabled access to the kitchen and a washing machine or dryer. Hotels usually offer only a room and a toilet, so they are not ideal for people who like a lot of space.
Not all the houses for rent were equal. There is a big difference between a holiday houses and villa rentals. Private family houses cannot have the same benefits and standards that are offered by apartments or villas.
When renting a family house, you’ll lose a lot of services, such as a parking lot, swimming pool, doorman service, room service, and it is even possible that when guests have rented a family home they are also required to carry their own bedding. Bicycles, baby equipment’s and beach chairs are not usually included, so you must pay extra money or you have to bring your own.
In this case, the most helpful are the numerous websites that offer a wide choice of houses. Such sites are well organized and can greatly assist during the search. Many Web sites allow you to save favourite properties to wish list for the purpose of simpler and easier comparisons, and to provide direct contact with the owner of the house. Thus, on the first hand you can find a variety of information’s that were not available on the website.
On the Web sites it’s very easy to compare:
Before making a final decision with regards to the holiday houses in Crikvenica, make sure you understood all that such offer includes. Thus, you have to take into account the terms and conditions, appearance of the house, furniture, cleaning services, repair services (if there are any), how close the house is positioned near the sea, local transport, nearby shops and similar details. It is necessary to minimize the risks of experiencing unpleasant surprises when you have come to the destination, because then it will be too late to resign.
In addition, many Web sites offer the opinions and feedbacks that were written by the previous guests; so that it is also an important issue that needs to be taken into account when you are about to pick your choice. And besides Web site, it is possible to find yours ideal house based on a recommendations, be it from friends, relatives or acquaintances.
Tourist Apartments are the basic accommodation facilities adapted for the long stay guests / users, and besides offering a basic accommodation service, they offer fully equipped facilities and equipment for self-catering. The apartments have kind of special features in terms of construction characteristics, which are evident when the type of the object represents a special construction unit then makes an apartment unit, and if it is in the same place several objects of this type they are then labelled as the block of apartments.
Most accommodations capacities of the city of Crikvenica are in private accommodation units, such as apartments and houses.
When the accommodation offer consists mostly of apartments and rooms, as is the case with Crikvenica then this place gives the impression of a non-tourist place and provides a sense of originality and intimacy. Such a feeling you will not get during your stay in the hotel. Of course, it all depends on the preferences and desires of tourists but also the apartment and other accommodation offers in Crikvenica have the capabilities to meet the demands and needs of a wide range of visitors.
In Crikvenica you can find various types of accommodation. There are several hotels of different category existing here. The best four-star hotel in Crikvenica is the Kvarner Palace Hotel, located in the heart of Crikvenica, and has a view of the Kvarner and the Krk Island. The hotel is built in Art Nouveau style, and has a Mediterranean garden, a restaurant with a large terrace, an outdoor pool, poolside bar, wellness and spa centre and direct access to the sea. Other hotels in Crikvenica are:
There are several hostels in Crikvenica, but most units can be found in private accommodation such as apartments, villas, studio apartments and houses.
When we talk about camping in Crikvenica we usually think of camping in and around places like Selca and Dramlja, for the reasons because Crikvenica has no camping place. But in its vicinity there is Camp Slana, located in Selce and has 174 plots. The camp has a shop, a restaurant, and a small pool for children.
Camping caravans are equipped with two bedrooms, one with a large bed and the other are single beds, a kitchen with all appliances, air – conditioning and a toilet with shower cabin.
You can rent a pedal boat, play table tennis and tennis, and there is a playground for children. Camp Selce is also located near Crikvenica and has 40 fully equipped camping grounds and is located just a few meters from the beach. If you want to spend an active holiday in nature, the campsite offers you a walk on Crikvenica promenade, opportunities to ride bicycle on routes and diving in the Kvarner undersea.
When booking an accommodation, whether it's about an apartment or room for rent, make sure to book directly or through a trusted agency.
And finally, the most important tip of all ... leaves your problems and work at home. In Crikvenica you have come on holiday and to experience endless enjoyment, therefore indulge yourself, because it's a magnificent place at sea with own playful spirit.
Five reasons why visit Crikvenica
Crikvenica Riviera has always attracted tourists from Croatia and other neighbouring countries. This is an area of fertile Vinodol valley in which settlements has developed, and because of the vicinity of the sea it’s normal that their first inhabitants have chosen Crikvenica as a place to construct their port. Today, this municipality consists of:
A small town and surrounding villages have a special charm to provide accommodation to those who come to enjoy the benefits of the sea, pine trees, fresh air and sunshine. Its wealth of natural resources is the secret of today's origins of logical continuation of accommodations facilities, such as apartments and renting houses in Crikvenica.
The benefits of the combination of these natural factors that influenced the human health ever since, had begun to attract more and more people from the Croatian inland and from other countries, and excellent transport connections still facilitated such migration. Massive arrival of tourists begun with the development of health tourism. In the literature one can find that it was in the 1890s, but as an important year that might need to be noted here is 1888, when the first public beach was opened.
As the area has become better known, doctors have begun to prescribe to their patients go to Crikvenica as a form of therapy. In ever growing number of tourists in the city, Crikvenica’s immigrants see an opportunity for themselves to return to their birthplace and also the possibility of investing their hard-earned money. It soon proved to be an excellent idea and soon, except the villagers, the Hungarian capitalist had started to invest in accommodation in Crikvenica, while the Archduke Joseph had built the first hotel that was later called Therapia.
The hotel was actually a resort in which the leading doctor was a court physician of Archduke Joseph, Hermann, the knight of Coltelli de Roccamara. Accommodation was adjusted to apply treatments in all kinds of physical therapy, hydrotherapy and steam and electric baths. Today, they carry out:
Today are performed massage by hand and with the electric machine (partially massage or the massage of the whole body), Bulling apparatus inhalation process, treatment with CO2 and other baths which are used in the course of the medical treatment, orthopaedic procedures, inhalation and so forth. Since its foundation, the hotel has been successfully and orderly working and also professionally led throughout the year.
Then, during the short period in the past was followed by a sudden burst of construction of a large number of guest houses, other hotels, apartments, resorts and homes for the treatment of children. This tradition continues to this day when in Crikvenica exists a great variety of accommodation vacation units such as:
In accordance with the development of accommodation facilities there were also on - going development of supporting facilities and infrastructure. Numerous parks, roads, aqueducts, public baths, communal facilities and infrastructures were built, as well as the post office, telegraph, telephone, administrative buildings and other healthcare institutions that we have today. There are beautiful beaches, great variety of different sports and other activities, cultural events and museum exhibitions, fishing evenings, theatre performances and all that manifestations what makes cheerful young and old, such as the carnival.
Thanks to the resorts and increasingly popular wellness centres, Crikvenica is also declared as a winter resort, and this has contributed to its development even stronger.
As it was previously mentioned, accommodation does not encompass and means just hotels but also other capacities, of which recently are the most requested holiday homes that provide a special intimate atmosphere, and with the equipment and service you have you can feel comfortable as if you were at home, but without those annoying things such as washing, cleaning and other concerns.
If you've never been in Crikvenica, let us explain to you why you should visit us:
First, we have one of the cleanest seas in the world. We can be proud on a city beach Crikvenica that is only 200 meters distanced from the centre, because of its quality in many aspects and for its exceptional sea quality has been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’. Additionally, the access for people with disabilities was arranged and it is inevitable gathering place for many young people.
Crikvenica is also known for its health tourism, whose first effects were mentioned in the 19th century, because of its exceptional Mediterranean climate, clean air and rich nature. Today, thanks to the Thalassotherapy Crikvenica and Medical Spa Centre Selce that are located in close proximity, Crikvenica still lives health (spa) tourism.
Long, beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches, together with its many quiet coves and romantic secluded beaches, sports and recreational centres, convenient services for children and a rich gastronomic offer are only some of the many reasons why to love and to visit Crikvenica Riviera.
The people are warm and open for help and to talk. You do not have to worry; during your holidays you won’t have a hurried pace of life as it is the case in Asian countries ... Affordable prices are also a big plus, just one look at the prices in restaurants and clubs will be sufficient, and everyone will find what suits him best.
Night life in Crikvenica is incredible rich. From playing older ballads and pop classics on numerous terraces for the elderly and those nostalgic souls in one part of Crikvenica, to the contemporary, modern music and nightclubs those are overloaded with young people in another part of the Riviera.
The entire Crikvenica is a one great promenade. Imagine walking by the sea, breathing clean fresh, sea air as you explore this ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’.
Make sure you bring with yourself a good suntan cream with high protective factor, and avoid novice mistakes such as excessive sun exposure. Take this warning very seriously and do not go to the beach at 12.00; we recommend you to be patient until 15.00 and then to enjoy the pleasures of the sea. You will still get a nice sunny complexion, and if you comply with these tips you won’t burn red.
After all, watch the locals when they come and go to the beaches.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Frankopan cake is a typical Crikvenica specialty. This desert recalls the times when the members of the noble families of Frankopan ruled Vinodol. The recipe for the cake again saw emerged in the 1990s, on the basis of cookbooks from 1686 that belongs to the Duchess Eleonore Maria Rosalia von Eggenberg. You can taste the cake at the coffee bar, Hotel International in the very centre of the town.
At the turn from the 19th to the 20th century many dignitaries and people from aristocratic environment visited and stayed in Crikvenica, that included: Archduke Josip of Habsburg and his family, King Oscar of Sweden, King George of Greece, King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, Queen Mother of the Hassan II of Morocco and many others dignitaries.
Many artists have found their inspiration for their work while staying on the Crikvenica Riviera such as: French actor and chansonnier Yves Montand, Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža, Marija Jurić Zagorka and Vladimir Nazor, opera star Ljiljana Molnar Talajić and many others.
In the year 1900, the society called ‘Society for the decoration and improvement of Crikvenica and its surroundings’ has established a meteorological station, which is today one of the three oldest stations in Croatia.
In 1910 the Czech woman Marie Steyskalova, with the help of her associate Bert Drgačov, had founded the Czech Colony in Crikvenica, a centre for health and recovery. Because of such centre the city had visited so many Czech and Slovak children by 1948. The building had its own baths, swimming pools with hot and cold sea water, playgrounds, sports hall, x-ray devices and numerous other popular devices that had been used for therapies and in laboratory practices. Today, Centre can accommodate about 400 children.
The data that will please many potential tourists and lovers of the adrenaline and sea activities is that Crikvenica and Selce have a diving club that organizes a range of courses for everybody wanted to enjoy the beautiful underwater world, where visitors can experience the magical beauty beneath the sea all year round.
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