Primorje Gorski Kotar - Coat-of-arms

Lika Senj - Coat of arms





The Croatian region of Kvarner is very famous for its islands of Lošinj, Cres and Rab.

As well as Krk, the biggest island in Croatia, connected to the continent by a bridge.

On the island of Pag, Novalja is know as the Croatian Ibiza for its parties on the beach.




Note : here is a very simplified map and not entirely right because the Kvarner is actually much smaller. The Kvarner is actually the northern part you see on this map, which includes the coastal part of the region Primorje – Gorski Kotar. But when we talk about touristic regions and to keep things simple we extend this region to the region of Lika -Senj in the south.

So for example if you wish to book an accommodation in the town of Senj on the web site of a tourist agency, you’ll have to look in the Kvarner’s region, but in reality it is situated in the Lika-Senj region.




National parks


Distances and time needed by car

Rijeka – Zadar by the highway : 300 km (186 mi) about 3h00

Rijeka – Zadar along the coast : 225 km (139 mi) about 4h00

Rijeka – NP Risnjak (follow Crni Lug) : 60 km (37 mi) about 1h00

Rijeka – NP Plitvice by the highway : 175 km (108 mi) about 2h30 (exit Plitvička jezera)

Rijeka – NP Plitvice along the coast until Senj : 150 km (93 mi) about 3h00

Zadar – NP Plitvice, by the highway Plitvička jezera / Korenica / Udbina exit : 130 km (80 mi) about 1h50

Zadar – Novalja on the island of Pag : 77 km (47 mi) about 1h30

Zadar NP Paklenica : 45 km (27 mi) about 45 mn

For more information about distances in Croatia please visit Via Michelin at


– Time needed by the sea –

Rijeka – Cres fast boat : 1h15

Rijeka – Mali Lošinj fast boat : 2h50

Jablanac – Mišnjak (island of Rab) in ferry : 30 mn

Prizna – Žigljen (island of Pag) in ferry : 15 mn

For more information about ferries, schedules and prices, please visit the site of the Croatian ferry company Jadrolinija at


Post by: Delphine Pavlak

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