Rijeka is the seaside town located on the Kvarner Bay, an inlet on the Adriatic Sea. It is the main seaport of Croatia and also the 3rd biggest place in the country.
Rijeka enjoys a perfect location on the Adriatic Sea and its town is surrounded by the mountains of Gorski Kotar (a popular resort area in Croatia) to the North and by the beautiful Kvarner bay to the South.
In the town center, you will see the Korzo (a pedestrian mall), a beautiful tree-line promenade along the harbor and the famous and imposing hilltop fortress of Trsat.
Rijeka is also renowned for hosting some of the best bar-clubs in the area making it even more interesting to visit by night than by day.
It is also a major yacht charter destination in Croatia and hosts a beautiful marina, the Marina Rijeka which offers 80 berths for yachts measuring up to 25m.
You can also find berths at Marina Bakarski Zaliv or you can tie up your yacht alongside the East quay in Gradska Luka or use the North quay near the fishing boats.
You will also find some good marinas in the region nearby like Opatija with the ACI Marina Opatija and Marina Admiral.
As a coastal town, you will also find that Rijeka offers a wide diversity of sporting activities including aquatic sports like sailing regattas, international renowned spear fishing contests, sub-aqua sea fishing competition, and water polo.
Rijeka enjoys a perfect location on the Kvarner bay and together with the islands of Cres and Krk that lie to the South; it offers a perfect cruising ground to explore the area.
In the town center, you will have the opportunity to visit the Sanctuary of the Trsatian Madonna, built 135m above the sea level on the Hill of Trsat in the late middle Ages. The sanctuary represents the Guardian of the Travelers, especially the seamen who used to bring offerings to the Madonna so she guard and help them in time of trouble or illness in the sea.
You will also find numerous bars and nightclubs in Rijeka and it is a very lively place in summer where you can wonder along the seaside promenade of Korzo where you will find plenty of places to enjoy a drink, chill out an ice-cream or have a little rest after shopping in the numerous shops.