More than 2.000 people attented last night grand opening of new swimming pool complex placed in western part of town – Kantrida.


After 2 years of building,  Rijeka is finally ready to entertain the 12th European championship in 25m long pools.

Untill today 25m long pool and small poll for non swimmers are finished, the old pool will be reconstructed and one more will be builded.

Rijeka is a town of swimmers, many of them are winners of many wourld swimming contests. Therefore, the pride that citizens of Rijeka feel now came really at the best moment – in last stage of preparation for European swimming contest.


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The works on D-404 road arround Rijeka, that is under conscruction for few months, are coming along wery good. The first faze of additional part, that should be finished untill year 2009., is allready visible.  The road is daily closed at 5pm, 9pm, 1am and 9am.

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The new double-decker bus, with an open-air top deck and cute coloured  with Rijeka motifs, has been introduced for Rijeka and Opatija sightseeing.

It takes up to eighty people and has installed earphones. Visitors can select between 10 languages.

During the trip, passengers will hear the many local legends that are interwoven in the numerous localities of Rijeka and will have opportunity to get to know the main points in Rijeka and Opatija.

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Each tour lasts around three hours and starts daily at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Price for the ticket is 70kn and is valid 48 hours.


Tickets can be bought at the Rijeka and OpatijaTourist Information Centres, in hotels in Rijeka and Opatija or on the touRIst bus.

More info at Rijeka Tourist Board web site: http://www.tz-rijeka.hr/


High temperatures, that are common in Rijeka for few weeks, will be heating us for next seven days at least. See here detailed weather forecast for Rijeka

Also, sea temperature is high and perfect for swimming. We reccommend following beaches in Rijeka and surrounding areas:
Kantrida (western part of town – concrete, pebble)
Opatija (15km from Rijeka – concrete, pebble)
Kostrena (5km from Rijeka – lots of small, hidden, pebble beaches)




There are also beautiful beaches on island Krk and Cres, Mošćenićka Draga (small village on Istrian coast) and toward Senj – southern from Rijeka. To reach them we recommend bus lines.

Here is schedule: bus company – “Autotrans”

Island Krk is with bridge connected to mainland, but Cres can be reached with ferry boats from two sides:
1. Brestova – Porozina (ferry boat line from Istrian peninsula)
2. Valbiska – Merag (ferry boat line from island Krk)

Here is schedule: ferry boat company – “Jadrolinija”