Welcome to Kvarner, the gem of the Adriatic, with its natural beauties, rich culture and exciting things to experience. Nestled between the crystal-clear sea and imposing mountain ranges, this enchanting region will amaze you with its diversity. Here you will be greeted by mountains, forested islands, sandy coves and beaches and a turquoise sea. Add to this an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere, luxurious accommodation and a whole range of experiences that you can take part in, from hiking to scuba diving. Put it all together and you will have a holiday experience that will be hard to replicate in any other destination.
Villas by the crystal-clear sea in Kvarner
Kvarner enchants both domestic and foreign visitors with its natural diversity and beauty. Situated between mountain peaks and the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea, this region offers a unique combination of landscapes. The Kvarner coast is dotted with beautiful islands, picturesque bays and pebble beaches. It is an ideal place to relax or explore. The Adriatic's blue-green waters blend perfectly with the rich marine flora and fauna, making Kvarner an excellent choice for scuba divers.
Even after returning to the villa, sea lovers do not have to go far from the Kvarner blue. In our collection of villas by the sea in Kvarner you will be able to find accommodation that is tailored to your needs. You can always stop at the beach and explore the underwater world. Most of our villas by the sea have spacious terraces overlooking the sea. Experience the holiday you want and enjoy the sounds and smells of the sea, regardless of whether you are exploring the coast along the promenade or relaxing on the comfortable terrace of your villa.
Villas with outdoor pools in Kvarner
Kvarner's uniqueness lies not only in its natural beauty, but also in its deep connection with the past, manifested in its towns and villages. You can explore their sights and combine this adventure with relaxation in comfortable and sophisticated accommodation with our offer of villas with swimming pools in Kvarner, near historically significant areas. After a day spent exploring the historical heritage of Kvarner, you can refresh yourself in your own pool and soak up the sun on the pool deck.
Villas with pools are a popular choice as they are enjoyed by guests of all ages. Pools also contribute to a relaxed atmosphere and are the best refreshment. Come browse our collection and contact one of our specialists, and we'll work with you to find the villa that's just what you're looking for. From hydromassage pools to seawater pools with incredible views of the Kvarner Bay, you have a whole range of options. All of them are equally tempting, and there is no such thing as a wrong choice.
Family villas for a carefree holiday
The Kvarner is like a collage of the Mediterranean, inviting the visitor to explore its many facets. Whether it's lazing on the beach to the sound of the waves or hiking to the top of a mountain for a panoramic view, this region offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation and exploration. And if you are on holiday with the whole family, you will find something for all ages to enjoy here.
Take a look at our family villas in Kvarner and choose an accommodation with a variety of facilities for children of all ages to enjoy. While your little ones are having fun in the playroom or on the slide in the villa's spacious garden, you can relax by the pool and recharge your batteries for a new round of exploring the natural beauty of Kvarner or Gorski kotar.
Natural wonders of Kvarner and Gorski kotar
In Kvarner you can enjoy coastal charm and hiking adventures at the same time. The island of Krk, known since ancient times as the "Golden Island" for its beauty, offers a variety of attractions, from charming old towns to peaceful coves. The islands of Cres, Lošinj and Rab offer a wealth of hidden corners and unspoilt natural beauty.
Gorski Kotar, on the other hand, offers a refreshing contrast with its mountainous beauty. Walking through dense forests, hiking to the peaks and cycling along the paths surrounded by vegetation are just some of the ways you can experience the authentic nature of this area. Especially if you visit one of the national parks or nature parks in the area, such as Risnjak National Park or Zeleni Vir Nature Park. Whether you choose to admire spring meadows in bloom or autumn colours, you can be sure that the landscape of Gorski Kotar will delight you and give you rest for body and soul.
Popular destinations and cultural heritage
The Kvarner region is home to popular tourist destinations such as Rijeka, Opatija, Crikvenica, Krk and many others. Each destination has its own charm and history that dates back to ancient times. This makes the region an ideal destination for travellers who want to delve deeper into the past and enjoy the luxury of staying in a villa.
Opatija is an elegant summer resort on the Adriatic coast. It is one of the most popular destinations in the region and is steeped in culture and history. Known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic", Opatija became a summer resort for European aristocrats in the 19th century. Some of the impressive villas are still in place today and are a testament to the opulence of that era. You can visit the first villa in Opatija, Villa Angiolina. Built in 1844, it marked the beginning of Opatija becoming an elegant resort. Here you can also visit the beautiful Slatina Park and the 15th century baroque church of St. Jakov. Afterwards take a walk along the beautiful Lungomare promenade with an incredible view of the sea.
Rijeka is the capital of the region and has historically been an important port as well as a centre of trade and commerce. This dynamic city is rich in cultural monuments such as Trsat Castle, an ancient fortress offering a panoramic view of the city and the sea. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka is home to an exceptional collection of modern works of art.
The island of Krk has a history that stretches back thousands of years. Visit the town of Krk, which is over a thousand years old. Its narrow streets, walls and cathedral bear witness to its rich past. While you are here, you can also visit the Franciscan island of Košljun, where you will find interesting historical artefacts and documents that illustrate the history of the island.
The island of Cres is rich in historical heritage, especially in its capital, Cres. The town has many stone streets, palaces and churches that tell an interesting story of the past. A visit to the Franciscan monastery of St. Mary the Great and its 15th century church is a must, as well as stopping by the medieval city gates.
The Mediterranean spirit of local cuisine
During your visit to Kvarner, you will have the opportunity to explore not only the natural and cultural beauty of the region, but also the dishes that are the hallmark of Kvarner cuisine. In this region, food is not seen as just an ordinary meal. It is an experience that will connect you with the spirit of the Mediterranean and with the traditions of the region.
Kvarner cuisine is primarily a celebration of the freshness of local ingredients. The menu is enriched with seafood such as shrimp, lobster and various types of fish. A speciality of the region is scampi on buzara. A speciality rich in Mediterranean flavours, fresh shrimps are stewed in olive oil, white wine and spices.
For an authentic experience, try the local wine with your meal. Kvarner produces 2 million litres of wine a year from some 200 hectares of vineyards, most of which are of the autochthonous žlahtina variety.
On the mainland, Gorski kotar offers a different palette of flavours, but one that is equally appreciated. The basis of its cuisine is meat, especially game. You can try bear or boar prosciutto as a starter, and venison stew with gnocchi and prunes as a main course. Round off your meal with a traditional homemade plum or pear brandy and finish off with a forest fruit strudel.
Whether you choose to dine by the sea or in the mountains, Kvarner cuisine will not disappoint. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture, tastes and smells of the region. It is also a chance to create memories that will stay with you long after you return home.