The geographical position of Rijeka is crucial for its tourist image. This is where a visitor in transit meets the sea for the first time. The access to Rijeka is extremely attractive and the access from the sea offers the most charming view on the city. The natural and cultural features, the Mediterranean climate, surroundings of the mountainous landscape add to the value of the city. The area around Rijeka represents the most developed tourist region in Croatia, with a tradition dating back to the 19th century and the times of Habsburg nobility. By being the third largest city in Croatia and an important business centre, Rijeka has developed into a strong centre of business tourism and it hosts important business events, so congress tourism increasingly gains on importance. Trsat, the centre of Marianism in this part of Croatia, makes Rijeka the centre of religious tourism as well. The town is almost grown into one with Opatija – the oldest and the most renowned tourist centre in Croatia.
Apart from quality accommodation, shops, theaters and entertainment, visitors can attend important cultural events.
Here is some more facts about Rijeka. It is a city and port on the northern coast of the Kvarner Gulf, cutting deep into the mainland. Population of the town itself is 167,964 and the metropolitan area numbers almost 300,000 inhabitants. An average temperature in January reaches 5 °C, and in July 22.8 °C. The annual rainfall is 1,600 mm with 2,120 hours of sunshine a year.
Good connections with the hinterland, modern port facilities and strong naval and commercial tradition helped Rijeka to develop into Croatia’s biggest port. It also represents an important European transit port. Rijeka is also a cultural and artistic centre, with a number of cultural and educational institutions and schools. In Rijeka and its surroundings, manufacturing industries, traffic and various services are concentrated, while tourism, farming, forestry and fishing represent chief occupations in its wider area. It is the main crossroad of the Adriatic tourist traffic, which flows from central Europe to the central and southern Adriatic. It is also an important traffic intersection, with roads connecting the city with the hinterland through Gorski Kotar and an important railway junction. The airport “Rijeka” is located near Omisalj on the nearby island of Krk.
These are all strong reasons for investing in property in Rijeka. The real estate market in Rijeka is stable and the city economy is strong, which can ensure the market will remain strong in the future as well. Tourist image of the region and its potential for future development also makes a strong reason for investing in real estate in Rijeka.