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Crikvenica

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Beaches · Parasailing & Paragliding · Aquariums

Hidden gems in Crikvenica

Beach
Monty's Dog Beach and Bar
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Love Path
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Crikvenica Beach
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
Landmark
Magic Vinodol
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Crikvenica is the largest settlement on the coast of the Vinodol coastal area, Croatia, and developed on the site of Roman era settlement and military base called Ad Turres. Population 6,860, total municipality population 11,122 with 90% Croats (2011). The city is situated on the Adriatic near Rijeka in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. In the last twenty years, due to urban expansion of Crikvenica itself and expansion of the nearby town of Selce, the two were merged into a mini-conglomerate.Towns near Crikvenica include Kraljevica, Selce and Novi Vinodolski.HistoryOld Crikvenica was originally an offshoot of the village of Kotor, which is located on a nearby hill and shares its name with that of the village.The name of the town derives from the word for church (Croatian: crkva = church - in dialect crikva) of the monastery of the Pauline Fathers, which was built by Nikola Frankopan nearby in 1412. Besides the church and the monastery at the mouth of the Dubračina, the nearby port of Grižane grew up. In 1760 the local worthy moved from Bribir to Crikvenica and thus it became the centre of the whole Vinodol coast. In the 19th century Crikvenica began to attract many tourists, which brought about a turning point in its history. In 1877 a harbour was built in Crikvenica, in 1888 a bathing beach and as early as 1891 the first hotel had opened. In 1895 the Hotel Therapia was opened with 120 beds and a Hydrotherapy Institute. In 1902 the Hotel Crikvenica was built, in 1903 the Bellevue and in 1905 the Miramare. In 1906 Crikvenica became officially a health resort and due to its favourable climate, in the space of just 16 years Crikvenica became the most important resort on the riviera. Today, together with Selce, it is one of the most attractive parts of the Kvarner coast, as well as of the North Adriatic coast of Croatia in general. Plan your holiday in Crikvenica and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Croatia trip itinerary builder site.

Side trips from Crikvenica

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Water Park
Aquapark Istralandia Novigrad
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Neighborhood
Old Town Rovinj
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Port of Rovinj Rovinj
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Lungo Mare Opatija
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Crikvenica

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kredenca Gift Shop
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Calvary (Kalvarija)
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Aquarium
2.1
Duration: 2 hours
Church
St. Anthony Church
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Crikvenica

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Specialty Museum
Crikvenica Town Museum
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Crikvenica

Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive City
1.9
Duration: 4 hours
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