Rijeka and Croatia

Croatia stretches from the slopes of the Alps in the north-west to the Pannonian Plain in the east and to the Adriatic Sea in the south. The official language is Croatian. The currency is the Kuna (7,50 KN = 1 €).

The capital of Croatia is Zagreb with 850 000 inhabitants.

Croatia has eight beautiful national parks and several areas under strict nature protection - reserves, nature monuments and nature parks. They have all contributed to Croatia being considered one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe.

The Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč and the Plitvice Lakes Nature Park are two of the seven Croatian properties inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Croatia is a land where the colours of the sunny and warm Mediterranean happily blend with the tranquillity of the mountains. Croatia is a land of a thousand islands which become tourist centres in summer and can justly boast they are: The Mediterranean as it once was.

Rijeka, 125 000 inhabitants, is the centre of the Kvarner region and Primorsko-Goranska County, 12 km from Opatija, it is an important European transit port. The town saw a more intense development in the 18th century, increased by the construction of shipyards, factories, roads and railroads. In Rijeka bay the Fiumanka Regatta is held annually, the beutiful bay is then full of white sails and sailing spirit.
 

Panorama of Rijeka

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