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A long tradition that officially started when Opatija gained the status of a royal health resort in 1889. During the ensuing decades and centuries this tradition has been reinforced with modern professional knowledge and the list of towns has been expanded to include Crikvenica, Selce, Mali Lošinj, Veli Lošinj, Rab and other centers, thus promoting Kvarner as a region that offers an ideal combination of health benefits and a pleasant stay.

Kvarner has continued this tradition to this day, confirming its status as a region providing a large number of health programs by continuously developing and enriching its health offer. Although it is in the first place a destination suitable for treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from respiratory and heart diseases, people who wish to prevent the occurrence of these and numerous other diseases come here as well.

The region offers specially designed comprehensive weight loss, medical, wellness and sports injury rehabilitation programs too. In short, in your pursuit of health, vitality and beauty, all the paths lead to Kvarner!

The special weight to the offer of health programs is given by two hospitals for medical rehabilitation – the one in Crikvenica and Opatija’s Thalassotherapia. Opatija’s Thalassotherapia includes a wellness center, one of the main providers of wellness services in Opatija and the entire Kvarner region. Hotel Corinthia located in Baška on the island of Krk has joined the group of hotels boasting numerous wellness amenities. The first SPA Wellness Academy in Croatia is based in Lovran. It provides education to the workforce specializing in this segment of the tourism offer. The organized anti-stress and vitality programs, massage treatments, natural aromatherapies, gathering of aromatic herbs and walks through the natural surroundings benefit both, the body and the soul of the visitors. Numerous Olympic and world champions, Croatian sports stars such as Davor Šuker, Luka Modrić, Stipe Pletikosa and Vladimir Šola, and famous skiers Janica Kostelić, Ivica Kostelić and Kalle Palander have chosen the Terme Selce Health & Wellness Center in Selce, Kvarner, as their place for rehabilitation after sports exertions. The center is known for its sports injury prevention and treatment programs, as well as numerous other health and wellness programs.

Kvarner also offers dental services in well-equipped polyclinics and dental offices with longtime experience.

Terme Selce Health & Wellness Center

Terme Selce Health & Wellness Center, a polyclinic for physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery, orthopedics, dermatology and venereology and the TERME SELCE company, a health and sports center owned by Dr. Vlasta and Ivan Brozičević, operates at the heart of the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera continuing the region’s 100-year-old tradition in health tourism.

In addition to its wellness, prevention and diagnostic programs, the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs offered by Terme Selce are the elements of the health offer that have ensured this institution its international reputation, whereas the fact that it uses state-of-the-art technology guarantees continuous results and success.

In 2004, the Terme Selce Health & Wellness Center obtained an exclusive American license as the BIODEX Isokinetic Reference Center for Croatia.

Terme Selce has contributed to the success of the most famous Croatian athletes and sports clubs. The longtime care and attention dedicated to numerous famous athletes is confirmed by the achieved results, which have also made possible some of the most notable comebacks in the world of sports (Janica and Ivica Kostelić, and Renato Sulić).

As an expert in sports medicine, Dr. Vlasta Brozičević and her medical team have developed a specific know-how for optimizing individual training sessions intended for athletes after injuries and complex operations. This priceless experience has been acquired by participating in the 1991 European Athletic Games, the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the Ultra Marathon, the 1997 Alpe-Adria Megatriathlon, the 1998 European Junior Table Tennis Championship, the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Ski Championships, the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games, and numerous other sports competitions and sporting events.
Dr. Vlasta Brozičević is also the official physician of the Croatian National Ski Team and the participating doctor and member of the FIS Medical Committee.

Terme Selce aims to further develop its activities in the field of modern health tourism on the basis of its own rich experience. Besides the targeted programs for all age groups, the center also organizes ‘small health workshops’ with the aim of motivating the clients and patients to adopt health preserving habits.

Terme Selce Health & Wellness Center also hosts academic activities in the framework of various graduate and post-graduate programs provided by the University of Rijeka and the University of Zagreb. We are also the authors and promoters of a pilot project called A Healthy Mediterranean Diet in the Field of Tourism, which has been running since 1996 and is based on our international experience.

Address: 1. prilaz I. L. Ribara 8, 51266 Selce
Phone: +385 51 764 055
Fax: +385 51 768 310

Veli Lošinj Health Resort

Veli Lošinj lies on the southeastern coast of the island of Lošinj, in the sub-tropical Mediterranean region with an average annual temperature of 14.4°C. The difference between the minimum and maximum annual temperature is very small, which is one of the important characteristics of the region’s favorable climate.

The Veli Lošinj Health Resort is located away from the urban center of Veli Lošinj, in a park full of exotic Mediterranean plants. It offers 220 beds distributed in three facilities:
Park 1 Building and Villa Letić are suitable for accommodating organized groups of young people from 7 to 18 years of age, while Park 5 Building has been recently built to offer individual accommodation (reception area, rooms with a bathroom, a TV hall).

The Health Resort also includes maintained walkways, a children's playroom and playground, a combined handball, soccer, basketball and volleyball court, and tables for table tennis.

The health services and diagnostic tests associated with allergic respiratory and skin diseases are performed in the building which includes a laboratory, inhalation room, facilities for lung diagnostics, spirometry and oximetry, as well as specialist clinics (dermatologist, physiatrist, paediatrician). The treatments are performed combining thalassotherapy with drug and physiotherapy.

• allergic respiratory organ diseases (bronchial asthma and conditions similar to asthma)
• chronic lung diseases, allergic skin diseases, psoriasis vulgaris
• convalescence and rehabilitation

Company: Lječilište Veli Lošinj (Veli Lošinj Health Resort)
Address: Pod javori 27, 51551 Veli Lošinj
Phone: +385 51 236 111
Fax: +385 51 236 224
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