Kvarner – region of varied stories and strong emotions
It is an ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historic heritage, with brilliant tourist programmes and opportunities for active holidays. So close and yet so different from your daily routine. Kvarner is an inestimable combination of sea, islands and highlands in an exceptionally small space. In just one day you can sail by yacht or bathe in the sea and then enjoy in the shadow of the near-by woods in the hinterland. In winter you can ski with a view of the sea and then enjoy, just a few kilometres away, in a salt-water swimming pool, in relaxing wellness treatments or in long walks by the sea.
Developed promenades and fragrant gardens, centennial parks and top-quality health services are all in aid of health and energy restoring and to reawaken the joy of living.
The small towns of the region Vinodol developed within the medieval fortifications of Frankopan. The architecture in Vinodol valley (Vallis vinearie – wine valley) was influenced by the climate and the former way of life. Authentically furnished private houses and land, and the four hundred year reign of Frankopan show in the area of cultural and material traces of that time. His name Vinodol documented the valley a long winemaking tradition.
The proximity to the coast, extensive forests, the pleasant climate and proximity to the famous resorts of Rijeka and Opatija attract more tourists to this region of the Kvarner bay and make this valley a recreation area for the whole family. The active holiday there are no limits: Paragliding and hang gliding, signposted mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, swimming in the lake, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, hiking, tennis. Even lovers of cultural monuments are the many castles and churches and chapels at your expense. The villa Vallis can be reached within the small village Barci about 5 km from the sea and the tourist town of Crikvenica.
Active holidays or business meetings
This region is also the best scenario for your active holidays or for successful business meetings. Let yourself go in gastronomic enjoyments. Enjoy in the numerous manifestations, cultural events and festivals, visit the sanctuaries. Learn how to write in the Old-Croatian glagolitic script, become an expert in the preparation of Mediterranean dishes, or enjoy in traditional events. Kvarner is waiting for you. It offers accommodation in first-rate hotels, apartment villages, nautical centres, campsites and private accommodation. It readily and sincerely welcomes you in top-grade slow food restaurants, taverns (konobe) or cafès with an Austro-Hungarian atmosphere. Here clubs with modern musical rhythms or music festivals under the stars are expecting you.
Kvarner is here, in your immediate vicinity and easily accessible, well connected with motor-ways, planes, ships and railway lines.
Kvarner is a wonderful image and an unforgettable experience.
The Valley of Vinodol is paradise for fishermen, cyclists, climbers and hunters.
Six marked cycling routes and seven walking and mountain trails which run along the beautiful areas of Vinodol allow our guests to experience the beauties of Vinodol, preserved nature and cultural-historical heritage. If you decide to hang-glide or paraglide, the vistas of the entire Kvarner will take your breath away. Passionate fishermen or hunters can capture capital fish or game in Vinodol. The area of Vinodol also encompasses the woodland area where our guests find refreshment from the summer heat, and in the winter, they often enjoy the snow and go sleighing or for a walk.
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