Rijeka – Mediterranean city with Central European feel!

Boats in Rijeka, Croatia

13th December 2019

Rijeka is Croatia’s third biggest city. It’s also the biggest Croatian port and a beautiful tourist destination! It’s a place that offers the best insight in daily life of Croatian people. That means that you’ll probably get a coffee (or two) on Korzo, or maybe you’ll go to the central market to get some fresh veggies, fruits or fish. When in need of a refreshing swim,  beautiful Blue Flag beaches are waiting for you!

Rijeka is a city on the seaside with striking similarities with some Central European cities like Prague or Budapest, due to its neoclassical palaces and theatres!

Famous attractions in Rijeka:

So, you’re on vacation and you decided to spend it in this gorgeous city. Great choice! Now let us show you around! We’ll present you with a couple of beautiful and interesting attractions you can check out. These are just our modest suggestions, we’re sure you’ll discover a lot more beautiful things while you’re there!


Korzo is the heart of Rijeka. It’s the main promenade of the city and it never sleeps. It offers great café bars and restaurants, night clubs and concerts. Korzo is the place where every person living in Rijeka loves to go and goes on daily basis, whether it’s a rainy day or a hot summer day. There you can find the main museums closeby and symbolic landmarks such as the City Clock Tower.

Rijeka Korzo during summertime


City Clock Tower

Originally a gate from the waterfront to the old town centre, City Clock Tower is one of the few buildings that survived the 1750 earthquake. Today it’s the favourite meeting point for all Rijeka citizens. If you’re making plans with somebody, all you have to say is See you under the clock. The clock was mounted in 1873 and it still works today!

City Clock Tower in Rijeka is the city's symbol


Museum of Natural History

If you’re interested in geological history of the Adriatic Sea and the sea creatures hiding in the Sea, then you’ll enjoy your time in the Museum of Natural History in Rijeka. You’ll learn all about reptiles, amphibians and insects native to the sub-Mediterranean zone. The tickets are cheap, going from 1,5 euros for adults and 0.7 euros for children and the elderly.

Beautiful Beaches

In Rijeka you can go for a swim from spring until late autumn due to the Mediterranean climate. That’s a big plus for Rijeka, because you can choose the time of the year that suits you the best. If you want to see big groups of people, you’ll want to go during the summer season. If not, then go in spring or at the end of the season, in autumn.

Rijeka offers two Blue Flag beaches, Ploče and Kostanj, and the Preluk beach is famous surfer beach because of the specific position and wind that blows there.

A beach in Rijeka filled with people


Vitus’ Cathedral

The Cathedral is dedicated to st. Vitus, patron of Rijeka. It was erected at the location of a medieval church which bore the same name. Firstly it was Jesuits’ church, and later it became the center of the diocese. The interesting thing is that it’s a rotunda, which is fairly unusual for this part of Europe. It’s depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 100kn banknote.

Rijeka Cathedral


Rijeka Central Market

If you want to taste the local atmosphere (quite literally), you should definitely visit the central market. This farmers market is one of many symbols of Rijeka. On this market you can buy fish freshly out of the sea or you can buy veggies and fruits served on the tables directly from the seller’s backyard. It’s open daily from 6:30am to 2pm, except for Sundays when it’s open from 6:30am to 12pm and it’s closed on festive days. Be sure to check it out, we guarantee you’ll find the most delicious vegetables and fruits for your next meal!

Rijeka's central market with people buying fruits and veggies


How to get to Rijeka

If you’re in Zagreb and you’re thinking about visiting Rijeka, you’ll be glad to know that it’s only 166km away. That means it’ll take you a 2-hour drive to get there, which is great! It’s a little more than 100km away from Pula, and if you’ve decided to visit Rijeka from Dalmatia, it’ll take you 3 hours from Zadar or 3 and a half hours from Šibenik! The best way to make your trip to Rijeka more comfortable is by using Let’s Go Private Transfer services!

Private Transfer from Zadar to Rijeka

Let’s Go is a Private Transfer company from Zadar serving all major airports and cities in Croatia. If you decide to use our private transfer services to get to Rijeka, be sure that our car will be readily waiting at the agreed location and our professional chauffeurs will make your trip fun and pleasant!

Zadar – Rijeka Taxi Transfer:

  • Distance: 239 km
  • Travel time: 3h 10 min
  • Car ( 2-3 passengers)
  • Minivan ( up to 9 passengers)
  • Minibus (up to 18 passengers)
  • Minibus (up to 23 passengers)

Here are some of the reasons why to book taxi transfer from Zadar to Rijeka:

+ Easy online booking
+ Flat rates
+ Best prices
+ Professional, English-speaking drivers
+ Door-to-door transfer
+ Meet & Greet service
+ Help with your luggage
+ Free Wi-Fi
+ Comfortable vehicles
+ No waiting
+ Safe & reliable transfers
+ Flexible cancellation

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