is a town near Rijeka and Opatija positioned 365 meters above the sea level. Six settlements at the area were united under the name Kastav in the year 2003. The old town Kastav was built as a fortification with 9 towers and it is a unique monument from feudal times. Solid rock fortress, preserved until today, is the tourist attraction, due to spirits of history written in silver walls and the incredible sight upon Kvarner bay with islands Krk
, mountain Učka and Opatija Riviera.
The whole area has over 8000 of residents, whilst the town Kastav counts 2000 something people living in. It is one of the thickest inhabited areas in Croatia
with almost 800 of residents per square kilometre. Attractive geographical position and rich cultural and historical heritage might be a reason. Kastav is distanced 11 kilometres from Rijeka, close to airports on Krk and Pula, near Slovenian and Italian border. During its history, Kastav used to be the political, economical and cultural centre of Kvarner
. Today it managed to preserve its customs, language and traditions. Thus, Kastav has a unique cultural tourist offer served in ancient ambient which cannot leave anyone indifferent. Weather you find yourself between its walls in summer time or in the middle of a winter, you’ll find amusement and memorable pictures to take along. Beside Kastav`s cultural summer festivities, there are holidays like Bela Nedeja, a festivity celebrating young vine, in October, Guitar festival, sports competitions in May and famous Carnival festivities at the end of a winter time.Private accommodation
is diverse and there are holiday apartments
for everybody taste and pocket. Thus gastronomy offer doesn’t lag; vividness and plenitude of Kvarner and Kastav is served at a plate with a spice of Mediterranean and its numerous stories from antiquity.