Take a 30 minute trip down to Opatija for the less crowded atmosphere. Rijeka has its beauty too, but Opatija left a special place in my heart.
Fondest memory: Another eating story, hehe. Sitting at a seaside cafe and taking a bite out of a huge jam doughnut (krofna). The seaside market is another must where you can purchase great value items to take home.
well...i would start on taking my friend to towns beach,Zurkovo and after that would i go to Hotel Continental for a cake...course the best cakes are in Continental..then would i go to the mall(im a girl..common)..then would i just go home..let my friend rest himself and then would i just take him to Corona in Opatija, course in Corona is the best pizza:)and then would the real fun start..we would go to the Colosseum wish is the hottest disco in Opatija so he can get to know the real Croatian Beauty:)
Fondest memory: of course the sun..:)
its amazing when youre lying on the beach in youre swimsuit and watching the sunset with icecream in your hands:*)
Susak beach. For everyone: for young children sandy beach – you can go over 100 meters and the watter is stil not deeper than 1 meter
you can also be a nudist (sorry – no pic as I have a good taste :--); well you can vote for this one and maybe, just maybe (if the votes are very much in favour) I migh add one more picture. But you have been warned!!!
Favorite thing: The people of Srakane (little island between Mali Losinj and Susak)are poor, says barba Ante. He doesn't know what they are doing for their living. There's a little tourism, they have some sheeps and they all have (just like those from Susak) a great part of family in USA. So barba told me that every year all the people from Srakane go to the States. They speak perfect english and although they are a bit backward (as they were just marrying each other just like those ones from Susak), it seemed to me they are quite happy people.
Favorite thing: Mali Losinj is quite a turistic city, a lot of hotels, restaurants, shops with daub souvenirs (you know, those made from sea-shells), little boats with local barba's (that are those old guys you can see them in every harbour – remember Hemingway and he's famous novel) who would invite you to a tour to local islands – Unije, Ilovik and Susak.
Favorite thing: Corso, the center of city's social live. Just walk along it once or twice and you'll surely meet someone you know (if you are a native) and if you're not there is one you had to met in the past. Who don't know him? Although an American he has quite a Scottish name: Mac Donald.
Favorite thing: Rijeka (Fiume /italian/ or Reka /slovene/) is the fourth biggest city in Croatia (after Zagreb, Split and Osijek) and it's mostly known as Croatian's biggest harbour. As I was just passing, I didn't have time enough to become more familiar with city's cultural live so besides visiting museum (see picture) and a quick walk on Rijeka korzo (corso) that was all.
Favorite thing: The bus from Zagreb also continues towards Zadar and Split, so you can enjoy the complete coastline by traveling with these busses! It's nice, comfortable and a far better few than traveling over Zagreb!!!
Favorite thing: Girls only: watch the boys! According to the Croatian edition of Cosmopolitan, Rijeka has the best looking ones in Croatia. Well, why not! (Especially for Lauriejeanne: they DO have teeth! Perhaps they've grown them back in the meantime ;-))
Follow your nose down to the seashore where the old centre is. Admire the fin-de-siecle architecture which testifies that Rijeka used to be an Austro-Hungarian city. Walk on the Korzo (the biggest pedestrian street) and have your morning coffee in an outdoor cafe. If you do it on Saturday, you're bound to experience the real pulse of the city coming alive with shoppers, walkers and buskers of all kinds.
Fondest memory: The fact that there was not a boring moment during the whole of my stay. And my friends, of course!
OPATIJA's past as a fashionable holiday resort around 1900: In 1844 Hignio Scarpa, a patrician from Rijeka built amidst the bay-tree and oak-tree vegetation the villa 'Angiolina' - that was the beginning of tourism in Opatija - a town where the royal families and men of distinction (Wilhelm II, Franz Joseph I, Gustav Mahler, Isadora Duncan, A.P.Chekhov... among others) used to winter. By the end of the 19th century, Opatija was the winter and the health resort of the worldly Central Europe.
The postcard picture you see here shows the sea promenade at that time (it was not called Marsala Tita yet, of course ;-)!
Rijeka is a transit post and with one beach it is not really a place to stay for your holiday. Many people take a boat or bus and leave for other places along the coast as soon as possible.
Is the largest port and the shipyard in Croatia. It lies on the estury of the Rijecina river where it empties into the Rijeka bay.
It was founded on the spot of the old town called Tarsata. During the Roman times, it was a fortified settlement called Trsatika or Tharsaticum. The triumphal arch (1st century) and the so-called Old gate date from the same period. The name Rijeka is in use since the 13th century.
On the Trsat Hill, on the place of the former Roman fortress, there is a medieval town of the Frankopan family with the splendid view of the whole Kvarner Bay.
There are also the parish church of St. George (13th century, reconstructed in the 19th century9. The Franciscan monestary and the church of St. Mary the Lauretane or Our Lady of Trsta (15th century), being the oldest and the most famous Croatian pilgrimage place where the pilgrims come to worship the painting of “the Virgin Mary” donated by the Pope Urban V in 1367. In the monestary is a valuable library, a treasury and an art gallery.
Then, there's my super duper friend from Slovenia meeting me again in Rijeka, Croatia.
He's the tour guide. He's a brother taking care of me.
Thank you Ivan. See you soon in Malaysia.
Favorite thing: The area around the bus station is very pretty, it is at the coast, and there is also a port. But the architecture around is impressive!
Favorite thing: Near the marina there is a ship which is in fact a crowded disco bar. I can guarantee that the cocktails are very good :))