Rijeka, Croatia

Ancient buildings, beautiful beaches and wonderful views. But also, old ruins and traditional Croatian dishes with an Italian twist. In a nutshell: Rijeka offers the perfect combination of a city break and beach holiday.

Allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised by the historic city of Rijeka, Croatia! Be sure to visit one of the many centrally located baroque churches, which can be reached easily via the lively boulevard. But whatever you do, don’t forget to walk through the beautiful medieval city gate, Gradski Toran, the meeting place of the local residents! You can also enjoy an open-air performance near the Croatian National Theatre or go shopping along the Korzo pedestrian shopping street. If you would like to be more active, then climb the 550 steps to Trsat Castle and take in the wonderful views while enjoying a refreshing drink. This fully restored castle is the hot spot to recharge after a busy day!

Fly to Rijeka and its azure sea

After wandering through the city, relax on a sun lounger with a parasol on Slatina Beach, located near the centre, or enjoy the sun on one of Rijeka’s other beaches. Rijeka is also a perfect destination for water sports. Hire a jet-ski, boat or catamaran and visit one of the islands near the city’s coastline. You can sail to Krk, for example, and go snorkelling in the Adriatic Sea.

Practical information

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2) 
There is no time difference between Rijeka and the Netherlands.


The currency used in Croatia is the Kuna (HRK).

Duration of flight

The flight to Rijeka is about 2 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.