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Rijeka

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Our long-standing charter partner at Marina Rijeka offers sailing enthusiasts a high charter standard and the best all-round service at a consistently high level of quality.

Marina Rijeka
Rijeka is located in the Kvarner Bay and is the third largest city in Croatia. The port of Rijeka is a popular starting point for sailing trips in Croatia and connects the Croatian islands with the port of Bari in Italy via ferry.

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Sailing Destination Croatia: General Information about Rijeka

Rijeka is located in the west of Croatia and has the most important Croatian seaport due to its geographical position on the northern Adriatic.
In the old town you can discover magnificent facades, traces of past eras as well as restaurants and boutiques. The heart of the city is the main promenade "Korzo". There you will find the lemon-yellow city tower, which is considered Rijeka's landmark. There are beaches either in the eastern or western part of the city.

Sailing estuary Rijeka at the Kvarner Bay

The ancient port city of Rijeka is the most important place in the Kvarner Bay. It is a favourite spot for sailors and is particularly popular for its beautiful bays, hidden beaches, charming towns and modern marinas. Pleasant temperatures and stable wind conditions make for an unforgettable sailing holiday from Rijeka in Croatia, especially for families and sailing beginners.

Kvarner Bay is located between Istria and Dalmatia and is the oldest Croatian holiday region. In the 19th century, this place was an important trading centre for the richest people in Europe. That is why you can find the most beautiful villas and hotels from the 19th century there today.

The continental and Mediterranean climate also promotes health tourism in the region around Rijeka. The first centre in the world for asthma and bronchitis, polyclinics for dentists and much more were established there. In addition, there are a total of 1,300 km of cycle paths as well as first-class diving opportunities.

The Kvarner Bay includes, among others, the well-known islands of Krk, Cres, Lošinj, Rab and North Pag. These islands are completely different, but each is interesting in its own way. The northern coast is known to younger tourists as the Spanish Ibiza. On the islands of Cres and Krk, the focus is on family tourism.

The island of Lošinj offers first-class hotels and campsites as well as numerous bays with crystal-clear water. The island of Rab is known for its multitude of sandy beaches with picturesque bays. One of the smaller islands in Kvarner is the island of Susak, which differs in appearance from all 1,244 islands in Croatia. The unique sandy island is overgrown with reeds, blackberries, jasmine and vines and is therefore very green even in summer. High-quality wines from the Kozlovich family come from Susak, as well as the world's first mini dresses.

Entertainment in Rijeka and in the Kvarner Bay

The Kvarner Bay is one of the best entertainment destinations in Croatia. The biggest carnival in Croatia has been held in the port city of Rijeka since 1982 and now has over 10,000 participants. Rijeka is the biggest party destination on the Croatian coast with many nightclubs, discos and bars. In summer, the party moves to the island of Pag and the northern part of the island becomes one of the best party zones in the world. Otoci, Krk and Rab organise many parties in nightclubs as well as festivals in the centre of their towns. On the island of Cres and Lošinj there are many classical music concerts.

In the north of the Kvarner Bay lies the town of Opatija, which, like San Remo in Italy, hosts the most important Croatian music events, the Miss Croatia and Miss Universe Croatia competitions. Opatija is home to a large summer stage near the sea where world-renowned musicians perform.

Infrastructure in Rijeka

Rijeka has a main railway station and a bus station in a central location. There is also a ferry port 350 m from the city promenade. Furthermore, there are countless restaurants and shops in the city.

Marina Rijeka is located in the centre of the city. You can buy many local products at the market. Rijeka has the largest fish market in Croatia and numerous shops, bars, restaurants, post offices, banks, theatres and museums. The 1,850 m long promenade "Molo Longo" invites one to take dreamy walks.

Cuisine in Rijeka

The seaside destination of Rijeka on the Kvarner Bay offers a rich gastronomic offer. The region is famous for Kvarner squid and Kvarner scampi. Lamb is particularly popular. The flavours of the award-winning olive oils from the islands of Krk and Cres, as well as the unique wine of Vrbnik žlahtina, which grows only in Kvarner, have always delighted tourists. Festivities such as the Chestnut Festival, the Sardine Festival, the Asparagus Festival or the Chocolate Festival, are well attended.

Shopping in Rijeka

A supermarket is located in the Marina area near our offices. Opening hours are 7 days a week 07:00 - 21:00.
Numerous shops can be found on the adjacent harbour promenade.
ZTC is the largest shopping centre in Rijeka, with over 50 shops, several cafés and restaurants.
Within the marina are several supermarkets with an excellent range of goods for the daily needs of tourists. Local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought at the market.

Provisioning service for sailing holidays in Rijeka

Provisions, toiletries and household goods can be ordered and delivered conveniently and easily on the JAM Yacht Supply online shop. Delivery to the yacht is individual, so that the order is already on board when you check in.

Petrol station for boats and yachts in Rijeka

The nearest petrol station for boats is in the neighbouring port of Opatija, 5 nautical miles away.
Other petrol stations are located on the island of Krk, Cres or in the town of Crkvenica.

Getting to Rijeka in Croatia

The Rijeka marina is only about 30 km from Rijeka International Airport. The transfer to the port takes about 20 minutes and can be arranged with our reliable taxi service. If a shuttle is required, please let us know one week before the charter.

The distance to other airports is:

  • Pula 99 km, transfer approx. 1 hour
  • Zagreb 180 km, transfer approx. 2 hours
  • Trieste 104 km, transfer approx. 1 1/2 hours
  • Ljubljana 130 km, transfer approx. 1 1/2 hours
  • Venice 216 km, transfer approx. 2 1/2 hours

The port of Rijeka is easily accessible by car. Parking spaces are available in the marina. The cost is € 11.00 per day.

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