Welcome to Senj
The historic walled town of Senj is the largest town on the coast between Rijeka and Zadar. In the 16th century it became a base for the Uskoks: Croats driven from their homes by the Ottoman invasion. They became a feared fighting force, harassing both Turkish and Venetian vessels with their own pirate fleet, painted red and black – the colours of blood and death. Their castle is the main reason to stop here en route to somewhere else.
If you travel along the Dalmatian coast by bus, you're sure to spend at least some time in Senj, as it's a popular coffee or burek halt.