Crikvenica, whilst a town, is in reality a Riviera stretching some 15km along the Kvarner Bay of the Adriatic Sea. Tourism has been an industry here for over one hundred years, and so there is a range of accommodation prospects. Perhaps the best choice when considering a holiday in Crikvenica is to choose self catering accommodation. This way, you are not tied to a hotel, and can better plan your day. A holiday rental apartment in Crikvenica comes fully-furnished and equipped with everything that you might need to feel right at home, and is an ideal base from which to enjoy the coast and to explore a little more of this interesting region of Croatia.
Having such a long history with tourism, you would be right in thinking that there must be many activities that can be tried whilst on holiday in Crikvenica. The beaches, as well as being a place to sunbathe and go swimming in the sea, often have attached recreation areas, where playing sports like volleyball or tennis is possible. You can even hire equipment to go windsurfing should you so wish. Inland, cyclists will be pleased with the routes that can be taken through the countryside, and there are a couple of golf courses within a half hour drive.
No holiday in Crikvenica would be complete without seeing a little more of the region, and a nice place to start might be the island of Krk, which is easily visible from the mainland. With a heritage stretching back almost 3000 years, there are fortresses, buildings and mosaics dating back to the time of the Romans, whilst the Venetian influence is still visible in some of the architecture of Krk itself. If you have time on your hands and transport, then a trip to Zagreb, some 200km away, might also be a good idea. This is a lively city, combining modern life and a Medieval past.
The area surrounding the holiday rental apartment in Crikvenica enjoys what could be described as a Mediterranean climate. This is typified by warm summers and mild winters, with rainfall being not particularly heavy during the Winter months. Expect temperatures to be between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius during the Summer, whilst the Winter averages out at 10 degrees. Frosts are possible during this time, although the sky for the most part stays clear.
Perhaps the best airport in Croatia to land at for your holiday in Crikvenica is the one at Pula, some 140km away. Although a regional airport, it does take in flights from around the UK. Connections with UK cities include Birmingham (BHX), London Stansted (STN) and Manchester (MAN) on airlines such as Ryanair and Thomson Airways. A hire car may be needed to get to your holiday rental apartment in Crikvenica, and this will also give you a mode of transport in which to explore this interesting part of Croatia.