Top things to do

Top Choice Castle in Rijeka

Trsat Castle

High on a hill above the city, this semiruined 13th-century fortress offers magnificent vistas from its bastions and ramparts, looking down the Rječina River valley to the docks, the Adriatic and the distant island …
Top Choice Croatian in Kvarner

Kukuriku

At slow-food pioneer Nenad Kukurin's wonderful hotel-restaurant there's no menu, so you need to be prepared to place your trust in the staff. Tell them whether you prefer meat, fish or vegetarian, and whether you ha…
Top Choice Beach in Punat

Stara Baška

For one of Krk's best beaches, head south of Punat on the lonely road to Stara Baška. It’s a superlative drive, through steep, parched hills and lunar scenery. Stara Baška itself is a run-of-the-mill tourist sprawl …
Top Choice Tower in Rab Town

St Mary's Campanile

Dating from the 12th century, this is Rab’s tallest bell tower and one of the most beautiful on the entire Croatian coast. The 26m edifice is topped with an octagonal pyramid surrounded by a Romanesque balustrade, a…
Top Choice Museum in Veli Lošinj

Lošinj Marine Education Centre

A companion piece to Blue World's practical conservation work, this enlightening attraction aims to educate locals and visitors about the marine environment and the threats it's facing. Inside this swanky modern cen…
Top Choice Croatian in Krk Town

Konoba Nono

Just outside the old town, this rustic place is renowned for its Krk cooking and produces its own olive oil, as evidenced by the large traditional press around which tables are arranged. It also hangs its own prosci…
Top Choice Beach in Lopar

Paradise Beach

One of Croatia's best beaches, this sickle of fine sand hems Lopar's southern flank and is the biggest attraction in these parts. Backed by all sorts of attractions – from minigolf to ice-cream parlours – this is th…
Top Choice Croatian in Volosko

Konoba Valle Losca

The word konoba usually denotes a little family-run eatery – most of which have identikit menus. Here, French and Italian techniques combine with top-notch local ingredients to take things to another level entirely.…
Top Choice Croatian in Volosko

Plavi Podrum

One of Kvarner's best restaurants, Plavi Podrum does wonderful, innovative cooking perfectly paired with great wines and olive oils. Its standout dishes include risotto with scampi and truffle (or wild asparagus); s…
Top Choice European in Opatija

Bevanda

A marble pathway leads to this striking restaurant, which enjoys a huge ocean-facing terrace complete with Grecian columns and hip monochrome seating. The contemporary menu features terrific fresh-fish and meat dish…