Make a holiday apartment in Icici your home away from home
Situated between Lovran and Opatija, Icici is a small town in north-eastern Istria famous for its yacht-infested ACI marina. Its natural beauty and wonderful climate make it a tourist favourite throughout the year. A number of the holiday apartments HomeAway offers tourists keen on an Istrian holiday are next to the beach. The beach here is paved in parts while other areas are pebbly; nevertheless it is still a great place to pull out a lounger and sunbathe. Plenty of water sports are available to holidaymakers here as well. Visitors here will love the holiday accommodation options on offer as they not only put them within easy reach of the sea, they come with a host of great facilities including barbecues and Internet access.
Things to do
-Beaches: Icici’s Adriatic Sea coastline is lined with great beaches which are perfect for a family day out. Not only are they safe for swimming and lounging beside, they are replete with places of refreshment including a few bars and barbecue stalls. There is a fun park in which the kids can spend the day gliding down water slides.
-Water sports: Those with private yachts or would like to hire one for a spin out on the Adriatic will have a great place to moor them in the ACI marina. Icici is part of the Kvarner Bay which boasts many excellent beaches. Excursions by boat to the nearby islands are a great way to spend a day.
-Food and drink: There are quite a number of eateries in Icici that residents of holiday homes there can pop into for a taste of Istrian cuisine. One of these is Ristorante Dopolavoro which most tourists will advise fellow holidaymakers not to miss. The atmosphere here is excellent as is the food and the prices. The family-run Restoran Galeb is also worth a visit.
-Opatija: Not far from Icici is the town of Opatija which hosts a mix of cultural delights that holidaymakers will not want to pass up. As they stroll along the 12km promenade here, visitors will be able to enjoy such sights as the Helios and Selena Fountain and the Madonna del Mare statue while soaking up the wonderful sunshine.
-Ucka: Residents of holiday homes in Icici will find themselves at the foot of the majestic Ucka mountain range. This is a great place to go exploring as visitors will be immersed in lush chestnut forests among other species of flora and profit from breathtaking views over the entire Istria and the Adriatic Islands.
Weather in Icici
Icici experiences temperate Mediterranean climate which means that while it is relatively warm for most of the year, the summers are tempered by the presence of Mt Ucka. Visitors to these parts begin streaming in as early as May which ushers in summer with temperature averages of 22°C. Most tourists however, prefer to head to Icici holiday homes when the Istrian summer is baring its fangs between June and August. This time of the year sees average temperatures of between 26 and 29°C with 30+ temperatures being recorded on a number of occasions.
Travel to Icici
Most of Icici’s visitors from other parts of Europe come in via seasonal commercial flights and seasonal charters. These are operated by low-cost airlines and land at Rijeka Airport which lies 15 kilometres from Icici. On arrival here visitors can find taxis, which are relatively inexpensive, to ferry them to their Icici holiday apartments. Regional and urban bus lines are also available which ply the Lovran-Icici-Opatija-Rijeka route. These come into the bus stop every 20 minutes so visitors won’t have to wait long.