rijekaRijeka is major Croatian port ocated in the very heart of Kvarner Gulf. Because of it's location, Rijeka is a crossroads of land and sea routes connected with the rest of the world by air, bus, train and ship lines. Rough Guides describes Rijeka as a "Row of cumbrous cranes and rusty, sea-stained tankers in front of the soaring apartment blocks" :(

Despite this description by very reputable guide book, Rijeka is still nice place to visit as it has a great architecture in the old parts of the city, as well as some very interesting places to go (such as Rijeka Natural History Museum - see link bellow)

If you are in Rijeka, trying probably to get ferry to sail along croatian coast, take some time to discover this city! You will be surprised how much is to see here... Rijeka airport is on the island of Krk, about 30 km from the Rijeka city centre. The Railway station is in street Kresimirova 5. Info tel: 060/333-4444. Scheduled bus lines connect Rijeka with larger croatian and european cities - bus terminal in the city centre : tel. 660-360. Bellow are some useful links for Rijeka to start to explore.

Rijeka ferries - For most comprehensive lisiting of all ferries to and from Rijeka, check Rijeka Ferries @ CroatiaFerries

Rijeka Hotels and Hostels

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Rijeka Travel Blog - blog about travel news around Rijeka:

New Flights by Croatia Airlines
Croatia Airlines, the Croatian national air carrier, has recently officially confirmed that it has introduced many new direct flights in their summer timetable. New seasonal flights are being added from Zadar airport to Munich and Zurich. The first regular flight...

Jadrolinija’s Coastal Ferries will sail from June to October only
According to Jutarnji.hr , Jadrolinija’s Coastal Ferries that connect Rijeka with Dubrovnik via Split, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet , proceeding further to Bari in Italy, will sail from June to October only. As I said in my previous post, the reason for...

Rijeka Carnival 2010
 From the end of January until mid February, Rijeka, the centre of Kvarner will host one of the biggest international carnivals. This year ‘the Rijeka carnival madness’ will start on 22.01.2010, when the queen of the carnival will be chosen, and...

Traditional Rijeka Carnival opens today
 The 26th Rijeka Carnival opened today with the raising of the carnival flag in Krimeja. The international carnival procession, which is expected to gather groups from the Rijeka region, those from all over Croatia and abroad, is scheduled for 22 February....

Adriatic closer to visitors
The motorway network in Croatia is becoming longer and longer, so it is now safe to say that this is a country having one of the most developed road infrastructures in Europe. The construction of the remaining 14.5-kilometer-long sections of...

Rijeka – Zagreb Motorway Opened
With the last two sections on the Zagreb-Rijeka motorway completed, the 146-kilometre dual carriageway motorway was opened to traffic cutting down the trip between the two cities to just 75 minutes. The construction work on the motorway began in 1971 and is...

Rijeka 7th Semi Marathon
More than 3000 people took part in the 7th semi-marathon that was organised in Rijeka on Sunday, a traditional run that includes young participants, those with physical challenges, as well as professional marathon runners. The proceeds of this year’s event will...

Art Exhibition in Rijeka – Archives in Progress by Darko Fritz
Darko Fritz’s latest art project entitled Archives in Progress (projects 1987 – 2007) could be seen till 3rd of February in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka. The exhibition presents art projects by Darko Fritz dating from...

Rijeka Carnival Begins
The 25th Rijeka Carnival opened last week with the Miss Carnival Queen contest and the mayor of Rijeka handing over the keys to the city to the Carnival Master of Ceremonies. This year’s Rijeka Carnival includes various exhibitions, entertainment programmes, theatre performances and...

Rijeka-Zagreb highway section opened
Dual carriage highway section from Kikovica to Oštrovica opened >> The 7.4-kilometre dual carriage highway section from Kikovica to Oštrovica, worth 276 million Kuna, a section within the Rijeka – Zagreb highway, was officially opened last week by Croatian Construction Minister Marina Matulović...

Grand Hotel Bonavia in Rijeka
Rijeka’s Hotel Bonavia, a part of the Adriatic Luxury Hotels Company is celebrating its 130 anniversary. The hotel is located at a much-frequented location in the very heart of the city, right next to Rijeka’s well-known Korzo promenade, in the...

Rijeka – new computer and calculator museum
“Peek and Poke” is the name of the latest museum opened in Rijeka. This newly opened museum of computers and calculators is the first of its kind in this part of Europe. The people who conceived this museum actually like to...

Kvarner Gulf and Gorski Kotar – Croatian Tourist Region
The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County area, under the single and recognisable name of Kvarner (check Kvarner Map), brings together islands, coastlines and highlands. The variety of climes and vegetation, architecture, culture and customs is at the heart of the various kids of...

Autumn in Jelenje
After the summer attractions and numerous cultural events staged in the area of Jelenje, situated in the Rijeka hinterland in Gorski Kotar region, the local tourism professionals are getting themselves ready for the autumn tourism season – attractive on account of...

New Double Decker Bus for Rijeka and Opatija Sightseeing
The new double-decker bus has been introduced for Rijeka sightseeing. This cute and colorful visitor’s bus, with an open-air top deck, takes up to eighty people on the tour along Rijeka and Opatija tourist spots . Earphones are also installed to enable visitors to select the...

More news about travel to Rijeka - collection of news articles about Rijeka + Kvarner Blog

Rijeka Youth Hostel : - Rijeka’s hostel is fitted out in an old Austro-Hungarian villa located on Pecine, a part of Rijeka that has, over the past several years, because of the attractive entertainment offered there, become a favourite among Rijeka’s youth, and to young tourists, more and more often visiting this Kvarner-area city. Besides this, the villa is about a kilometre and a half from the bus and rail stations and as far from Rijeka’s best known promenade -the Korzo, so that the new hostel’s location is more than suited to young travellers. read more + Book Rijeka Youth Hostel

RIJEKA - Croatia - WEBCAM - four live web cameras - good picture - nice views of centre of Rijeka - Croatia Auto refresh every few seconds.

Rijeka - Interactive city map - prepared by Rijeka Tourist Board.

Rijeka Old Photos - Photo Gallery - various old photographs from the beginning of the last century of Rijeka ( Italian 'Fiume' )

Map of Istria

Rijeka Natural History Museum - A permanent display of collections of Methodology of oceanographic research, Geological history of the Adriatic, Geology of the Rijeka region, Systematic of minerals, Sea invertebrate, Sharks and rays, osteichthyes and sea invertebrate, Multimedia centre – aquarium, and Reptiles and amphibians of the Rijeka region. The permanent display collection Insects of the Rijeka region and the Botanical garden are currently under construction.

Sailing Club Rijeka so far has organized 40 events that include 3 World championships, 3 European championships, 6 national championships, 18 international and 10 national regattas.

Rijeka Carnival - web page about carnival in Rijeka - Carnival parties, exhibitions, concerts...a rich carnival program of city of Rijeka - Croatia.

Ucka - Mountain and Nature Park near Rijeka.

Rijeka Hotels Old Luggage labels include: Rijeka - Hotel Palace Jadran Label , Rijeka Hotel Kontinental Label , Rijeka Motel Zurkovo

Other Croatian cities: Zagreb, Rijeka , Pula, Osijek , Split , Sibenik, Zadar, Sinj

More info about Rijeka:

Rijeka Travel Directory + RIJEKA Tourist Information Centre, Korzo 33, 51000 Rijeka, tel: +385 51 335-882, e-mail: tic@ri.htnet.hr

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