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The new Kvarner Magazine 2023 is here!
  Kvarner Region Tourist Board is excited to announce the latest edition of Kvarner Magazine for 2023. Download our Kvarner Magazine and explore all the interesting tips & news for planning a perfect holiday on the Kvarner Region. The new edition is available HERE.


As of January 1st 2023, the euro (EUR) is the official Croatian currency and the sole legal tender in Croatia, replacing the previous kuna. Banknotes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 euros, while coins of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents are in use.


Croatia - a Schengen country from 1 January 2023
On 1 January 2023, Croatia will become part of the Schengen Area. This means that persons entering or leaving Croatia at land and sea border crossings with EU member states will not be subject to border controls. At airports, however, controls will continue to be carried out until 26 March 2023.

Online payment of the nautical tourist tax via portal www.nautika.evisitor.hr
The tourist tax may be paid per vessel length or per number of persons staying on the vessel.
More information is available HERE.

Michelin stars and Michelin recommended locations at the Kvarner Region
Enjoy the unique gourmet offer of Kvarner restaurants that are proud holders of Michelin stars and recommendations:
Restaurant Draga di Lovrana, Lovranska Draga - One MICHELIN Star
Restaurant Nebo, Hilton Costabella Resort & Spa, Rijeka - One MICHELIN Star
Restaurant Alfred Keller, Boutique Hotel Alhambra, Mali Lošinj - One MICHELIN Star
Restaurants Navis and Villa Ariston in Opatija and restaurant Matsunoki (hotel Bellevue), Mali Lošinj - Michelin Plate: Good cooking


New pet friendly guide around the Kvarner Region
The new pet friendly guide on almost seventy pages offers useful tips and ideas for dog owners such as where to go on a day trip or for a walk, location of a pet friendly accommodation and beaches… In the guide dog owners can also find other useful information related to dog behavior, rules and regulations regarding the entry of pets to Croatia, dog health and etc. The guide is available in Croatian and English language.


Mali Lošinj is among the TOP 100 green destinations in the world
Each year, the "Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories" competition selects the stories of good practice from destinations around the world. These destinations and its stories are then shared as inspiring examples to others.
This year, the town of Mali Lošinj has found its place among the 100 green destinations in the world thanks to the unique monument of Lošinj's shipbuilding tradition - the wooden sailing ship Nerezinac Lugger. With its restoration and transformation into an interpretation center, a unique tourist infrastructure has been created - an open-air museum, which contributes to the view of typical island destinations.
The Nerezinac Lugger project also entered the finals for the award of the best European destination for sustainable cultural tourism - Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards, organized by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN).


World-famous tennis player and top coach Ivan Ljubičić is starting the tennis academy on Lošinj Island
The famous Croatian tennis player and top coach Ivan Ljubičić is running the Ljubičić Tennis Academy on the Lošinj Island. Ljubičić played tennis at the highest professional level, and today he works with some of the best players of all time, such as Roger Federer, whose coach he is. He gathered around him a team of professional tennis players, including many famous names such as Matteo Berrettini, Borna Ćorić and Donna Vekić, but also a strong team of top coaches and other staff, including some of the world's best coaches, who will share their experience with Academy students. Such a team will immediately make this tennis academy one of the most important tennis centers in the world.
This unique sports story is realized thanks to the cooperation between Ivan Ljubičić and the Lošinj Hotels & Villas brand with the aim of gathering professional tennis players, but also tennis enthusiasts and active amateurs, as well as all who simply want to experience sports activities on a unique Island of Vitality known for its many natural features, healing Mediterranean air and with more than 200 days of sunshine annually.


Large Carnivores Visitor Center opened in the heart of Gorski Kotar
Did you know that the Kvarner Region is one of the few areas in Europe that is still inhabited by all three large European carnivores: bear, wolf and lynx?
That is why in the heart of Gorski kotar, in Stara Sušica, the Large Carnivores Visitor Center is opened. The Visitor Center is dedicated to the brown bear, gray wolf and Eurasian lynx, and it is a project of the Public Institution for protected area management „Priroda“. The center is located in a building near the famous castle of the Frankopan family in Stara Sušica, only ten minutes drive from the Ravna Gora exit on the highway Rijeka - Zagreb.
The Visitor Center in a unique way reveals interesting facts about these three charismatic species: from authentic souvenirs, which are thematically related to the large carnivores, „The Bestiary of Gorski Kotar“ and „A Tiny Picture Book on Large Carnivores“ for the youngest to a collection of true stories about people and large carnivores of Gorski Kotar, for the older ones. The Visitor Center will also host numerous activities such as educational workshops, storytelling… Until the August 31st, the Center is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The latest issue of the famous German ADAC Reisemagazine is dedicated to the Kvarner Region and Istria
As many as 59 pages including cover in the well-known German bimonthly magazine - ADAC Reisemagazin, issue for May and June 2021 - are dedicated to the Kvarner Region and Istria. This is the result of successful cooperation between the Kvarner Region Tourist Board and the ART RedaktionsTeam PR agency.
ADAC Reisemagazin has a readership of 740,000 per issue and as such is one of the leading travel publications in Germany. Thanks to a series of articles dedicated to culture, nature, nautical tourism, gastronomy, active vacation and other recommendations, fascinating photos of the Kvarner landscape will make you feel like you are already on a vacation even while reading the new issue of ADAC Reisemagazin. Also, the magazine describes several highlighted must-see attractions in the Kvarner Region: such as Rijeka European Capital of Culture, Risnjak National Park and Gorski kotar, hotels with breathtaking view or the magical world of the Kvarner islands that invites you to go sailing...


It is confirmed: Kvarner Region will host the World SKÅL Congress in 2022!
At the online session of the General Assembly of the SKÅL International Association, the international organization of tourism managers, the Kvarner Region has been unanimously confirmed as the host of the World SKÅL Congress in 2022. It will be held from October 13 to 18, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World SKÅL Congress, which was to be held in Opatija and Rijeka in October this year under the motto "SKÅL CONGRESS IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020", was canceled. However, tourism workers from the Kvarner Region did not want to give up on this unique opportunity to present their region to the representatives of the world's largest association of tourism professionals.

Czech RegioJet trains in 2021 will connect Czech Republic and Slovakia with Rijeka
The largest Central European private railway company RegioJet from the Czech Republic, in 2021 will again connect Czech Republic and Slovakia with Rijeka.


Lonely Planet Magazine:
The Kvarner Region has been named as one of the world’s top regions for travellers in 2020 by world-leading travel authority Lonely Planet. The region also received the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, the highly anticipated annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead. 


Rijeka - European Capital of Culture 2020
The City of Rijeka has been pronounced the European Capital of Culture 2020. Rijeka thus became the first Croatian city to hold this prestigious title.


Lonely Planet highlights Croatia as a destination for digital nomads
In its latest article, the world-leading travel authority Lonely Planet writes about Croatia as a destination for digital nomads.

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