The town has about 11 ,500 inhabitants, it got its name because of the church of the Paulan monastery and literally means “little church”. The monastery was built in 1412 at the mouth of the small river Dubracina. Through a valley it is connected with the inland of Vinodol, a famous wine valley.
Crikvenica is situated on the most beautiful part of the Croatian coast and that is why it is a place with a 100 year old tourist tradition . The lush Mediterranean vegetation and long pebble beaches, friendly, open-minded people and lovingly maintained traditions give this coastal town a special charm, as well as the palm tree promenade, countless beaches and azure sea.
Along the coast you can walk through parks, or enjoy fish and shellfish dishes in the restaurants:
The climate in the Kvarner Bay, and thus also in Crikvenica, is very mild and the reason why Crikvenica was officially declared a climatic health resort in 1906 . The air is very clean without smog, industrial fumes and harmful allergens. The also very clean sea and over 2500 hours of sunshine per year invite you to swim and do other water sports.
Beach volleyball, jet skiing, pedal boating or a wild ride on the rubber banana, here everyone is guaranteed to get his money’s worth. Bicycles or rollerblades can be used to explore the surroundings and the countless beaches, and scooters can also be rented.
The beach of Crikvenica (also known as Ciovo) was created by alluvial deposits of sand:
It is one of very few sandy beaches in this part of Croatia
Not far from Crikvenica you can reach the Plitvice Lakes National Park . The area has formed over the last 10,000 years and is a unique natural phenomenon.
The island of Krk is located in front of the town:
It can be reached via a bridge only a few kilometres away and is a worthwhile destination for day trips
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