Rijeka is major Croatian port located in the very heart of Kvarner Gulf. Because of it’s location the town 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 it 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, it is still a 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 below)
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. below are some useful links for Rijeka to start to explore.
Rijeka Hotels and Hostels
- Youth Hostel Rijeka – Discover Rijeka and wake up to the magnificent view of Kvarner Bay. The hostel possesses 61 beds so advanced booking is recommended. Hostelling International membership card required (can be made at the Reception upon arrival). Tourist Tax of 7,00 HRK (1,0Prices from €19.01 – Check Youth Hostel Rijeka, Rijeka availability
- Art Rijeka – Cozy and charming little hostel with only 15 to 20 beds, providing a warm and friendly atmosphere in the city center.Prices from €15.84 – Check Art Rijeka, Rijeka availability
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 Old Photos – Photo Gallery – various old photographs from the beginning of the last century of Rijeka ( Italian ‘Fiume’ )
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.
More info about Rijeka:
RIJEKA Tourist Information Centre, Korzo 33, 51000 Rijeka, tel: +385 51 335-882, e-mail: email@example.com