Culture, history, tradition

The emergence of current-day Crikvenica goes back to 1412 when lordNikola IV. Frankopan established a monastery dedicated to St. Paulright by the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is considered tobe the founder of the city. Historically, the people of Crikvenica havepursued fishing, bricklaying, stone carving, seafaring…

Remnants of the past greet us at every turn –waving from the raised Kotor, hiding behindthe walls of St. Paul’s monastery, in thesmile of the statue fisherman or a single Crikvenica amphora.

Today, the Crikvenica Riviera provides visitors with an insight into its rich regional history and cultural heritage, weaved masterfully into all of its tourist offers. How? Come and take a look!

 AMBER ISLANDS

Crikvenica is a great starting point to visit the islands nearby, whose history goes back to ancient timesand the former Amber Road, which brought together the South and North of Europe – from the Adriaticto the Baltic. Treat yourself to authentic, clean, refreshing, calming and positive surroundings, which happen to cross the 45th Parallel, ensuring good vibrations all around, some say. The people here align with nature and not the other way around. On the cliffs rare birds nest, while the islands’ pastures, shielded with drywall, are full of olive groves and endless fields of soft sage. By staying in Crikvenica and visiting these islands, you can see for yourself how harmony with nature and an easy-going way of life on the coast in an oasis of peace and good will, exist even today.

The travel package ranges from three to five days. The activity programme for a four-day packageincludes: day 1 - arrival to Crikvenica, walk along the seaside promenade, day 2 – departure to theisland of Cres, visit to the Museum of Sheep Herding in Lubenice, the city of Cres and ancient Osor;day 3 – departure to the island of Krk, sightseeing the city of Krk, visiting Košljun and Vrbnik; day 4– morning sojourn, departure. The package is available from April 1st – November 15th for groupsof 1 to 30 people. Accommodation is available in three or four star hotels, while transport can be arranged by private car, minibus or bus. Professional guidance is available in English, German,Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative and unbinding - please contact us for a final offer.

MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER IN ADRIA

When a small coastal town turns into the world’s folklore centre, for many it becomes a uniqueopportunity to meet distant cultures and customs. It has been so for the past five years in Crikvenica at the Summer in Adria (Ljeto na Jadranu) festival where folklore groups, choirs, orchestras and majorettes gather from all around the world. They represent their countries, regions and customs– the only condition being that they are original and creative. Participants come from the CzechRepublic, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.The three-hour programme delights the audience with a variety of performances where each group presents a song, dance or customs of the region they come from. It is especially a pleasure to see tourists when they recognize the song of the country they came from. Nothing but joy!

The travel package ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for athree-day package includes: day 1 – hotel check-in, free time, dinner, meeting with theevent manager; day 2 – half-day boat trip, performance preparation, dinner, organizeddeparture to the square; day 3 – optional trip to wine tasting, tour of the hinterland ofCrikvenica, performance, final night with certificate ceremony. The package is available from June to August for groups of 10 to 50 people. Accommodation is availablein three, four or five star hotels, while transportation can be arranged personally. Professional guidance is available in German, English, French, Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative and unbinding - please contact us for a final offer.

AN ARTIST, A CANVAS, PAINT AND A BRUSH IN THE MYSTERIOUS VALLEY OF VINODOL

Natural beauty paired with tradition and cultural heritage have always inspired artists. Juraj Julije Klović, the renaissance “miniaturist Michelangelo”, was born in the heart of the coastal karst inthe small village of Grižane in the Vinodol Valley near Crikvenica. Was he as in awe of the upright griže stones, which stand in defiance of the sun, the wind and time itself, as our friend academic artist Marijan Mavrić? While Klović cannot speak for himself, you can talk to Mr. Mavrić in person.Together with Mr. Mavrić, we have prepared an exciting and engaging program through which you can experience the passion of the arts and of artistic expression. And – there’s more! Our artist will introduce you to all of the little secrets of this gentle valley and tell you about the tradition andculinary pleasures of this region. You may want to stay in Vinodol forever!

The travel package ranges from 3 to 8 days. The activity programme for an eight-day package includes daily participation at the workshop with: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – Crikvenica Riviera, day3 – Novi Vinodolski, wine cellar visit and tasting; day 4 – Vinodol; day 5 – Krk. Vrbnik, tasting; day6 – Rijeka, fish market and market place; day 7 – examining workshop pieces; day 8 – departure.The package is available from March to May or from September to October for groups of 20to 30 people. Accommodation is available in three or four star hotels, while transportation canbe arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German, English, French, Italian andCroatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative and unbinding;please contact us for a final offer.

ADVENT IN A FISHING VILLAGE

The time of Advent has most people preoccupied with buying gifts, writing wish lists and baking cookies, but you should come to a fishing village instead. Enjoy tranquillity, promenade and visit some of the local churches, discover the stories and legends. Indulge in regional wines and local delicacies, get to know local customs and experience how Christmas was celebrated in the past.One of the highlights of the program is our Christmas Eve where you get to enjoy fish dishes prepared by local fishing societies. The second part of your winter vacation will be completely different – in Zagreb! Fun, great food, unique events, the arts, with a truly festive atmosphere awaiting you in the streets of Croatia’s capital city. Be sure to polish your boots before departure because there is going to be a lot of surprises and music to ensure a cheerful atmosphere!

The travel package ranges from three to four days. The activity programme for a four-day packageincludes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – meeting the traditional customs of the Advent period on theRiviera Crikvenica; day 3 – drive to Zagreb, visit to the best Christmas market in Europe or visitto Rijeka; day 4 – return. The packages is available throughout December for groups of 20 to 30people. Accommodation is available in three, four or five star hotels, while transportation canbe arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German, English, French, Italian andCroatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information is indicative and unbinding;please contact us for a final offer.

BEWARE OF THE HAND OF SENJ

Uskoci were a small group of around 1000 peasants, a well-organized regiment, who came to this region in the 16th century fleeing from the Ottoman conquest. They were brave and bold.These fearless fighters posed a threat to the Venetian economy on the Adriatic using their small,fast ships. They settled in the city of Senj, building an impermeable fortress. Every year Senj puts on a medieval festival in which the ancient legends come back to life. Visitors go back intime, experiencing the middle ages by participating in a medieval fair with old crafts, merchants,entertainers, tournaments, history plays, an archery contest, a fencing school, old crafts workshops,juggling and jester performances, a fire show, and to top it off – dancing to medieval music.

The travel package ranges from three to four days. The activity programme for a four-day packageincludes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – walk or organized touring of Riviera Crikvenica with guide, half-dayexcursion to Senj, sightseeing the fortress Nehaj; day 3 – tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park;day 4 – departure. The package is available throughout the year for groups from 20 to 300 people,while transportation can be arranged personally. Professional guides are available in German,English, French, Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All of the given information isindicative and unbinding; please contact us for a final offer.

FALL IN LOVE WITH / IN CRIKVENICA

Those in love and the romantic souls here you will find the most romantic places to kiss – 10 locations with the sign This is a Good Kiss Spot. Meet the tender side of the Riviera and experience it from a different perspective. Step onto the Love Path – beautiful nature, tranquil silence, freshand clean air and breath-taking views are waiting for you. This eight-kilometer long promenade is a great opportunity to enjoy yourself and learn something. Find your way around the fragrant Mediterranean Labyrinth of Love, known for its 400 laurel shrubs, and discover the nearby stonespiral of energy. They say the spiral attracts love, peace and joy, while the labyrinth makes wishes come true, rejuvenates, beautifies, enhances love, instigates creativity and brings abundance. Thatis just a small part of the offer that will appeal to all love dreamers. It may be worth a try, right?



The travel package ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for a five-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – Riviera Crikvenica, shooting on the beach, boat ride andsunset; day 3 – workshop of Mediterranean dishes, visit to the museum, gallery and aquarium,dance lesson; day 4 – chocolate manufactory and wine cellar; wine, champagne, prosciutto andcheese tasting, massage workshop, wellness programmes; day 5 – departure. The package isavailable throughout year for groups from 20 to 50 people. Accommodation is available in three,four or five star hotels, while transport can be arranged personally. Professional guides areavailable in German, English, French, Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All ofthe given information is indicative and unbinding; please contact us for a final offer. The travel package ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for a five-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – Riviera Crikvenica, shooting on the beach, boat ride andsunset; day 3 – workshop of Mediterranean dishes, visit to the museum, gallery and aquarium,dance lesson; day 4 – chocolate manufactory and wine cellar; wine, champagne, prosciutto andcheese tasting, massage workshop, wellness programmes; day 5 – departure. The package isavailable throughout year for groups from 20 to 50 people. Accommodation is available in three,four or five star hotels, while transport can be arranged personally. Professional guides areavailable in German, English, French, Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All ofthe given information is indicative and unbinding; please contact us for a final offer.

The travel package ranges from three to seven days. The activity programme for a five-daypackage includes: day 1 – arrival; day 2 – Riviera Crikvenica, shooting on the beach, boat ride andsunset; day 3 – workshop of Mediterranean dishes, visit to the museum, gallery and aquarium,dance lesson; day 4 – chocolate manufactory and wine cellar; wine, champagne, prosciutto andcheese tasting, massage workshop, wellness programmes; day 5 – departure. The package isavailable throughout year for groups from 20 to 50 people. Accommodation is available in three,four or five star hotels, while transport can be arranged personally. Professional guides areavailable in German, English, French, Italian and Croatian, other languages upon request. All ofthe given information is indicative and unbinding; please contact us for a final offer.

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