On the way to Istria and the coastal-highland part of the Croatian, you can not and must not miss a small, but magical city, Kraljevica. Namely it is the intersection of Split to Rijeka, and from Zagreb to the island Krk, and it seems that an ancient city first contacted the interior with the sea.
The town is known primarily per its significant ship building contribution to that branch of economy in Croatia. That activity in Kraljevica develops since 18. century and today mainly large tankers, ferries, war ships, sailboats and some special vessels are built there.
Like any other coastal city in Croatia, Kraljevica is also increasingly turning to tourism. Tourism in Kraljevica began to develop early, when German Olshbauer founded the first beach at the seaside. At that time, the first hotel was built, and from than until now emerged a large number of accommodation facilities, mainly private apartments where one can easily find just what he is looking for. In addition to the real intersection of the sea, it is located in the Bakar Bay, just 20 kilometers south of the town Rijeka, and with all of its 5000 inhabitants is a small town with a pleasant Mediterranean climate.
The origin of the city dates back to the 15th Century, and it has interesting monumental and cultural heritage due to the castles made during the reign of the noble families Zrinski and Frankopan, very important promoter of culture and history of that time.
Kraljevica became a little oasis of peace and promoter of the coastal culture and the way of living. You’ll get coming back with pleasure to Kraljevica every time you travel through Croatia.