On this trip you’ll be introduced to a couple of good-looking Croatian towns. First up is Opatija, a coastal resort that has been pulling in tourists since the late 19th century. It’s all thanks to a 12-kilometre-long seaside promenade, and a string of perfectly-tended public gardens, both of which you’ll get to see during a mini walking tour of the town. Afterwards, it’s a short drive to the hilltop village of Mošćenice. All stone houses tightly arranged in narrow streets, this place looks like it has been frozen since the Medieval times. The village’s high-up position opens up picture-perfect views of Kvarner Bay and the Adriatic Sea, so make sure your camera is charged. After another short stroll around the ancient settlement, you’ll break out in a local eatery to try some of the cheese, bread and wine that’s produced in the area.
The drive back to Rijeka takes about an hour.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.