Rijeka is located just about one hour outside of the capital city of Zagreb and is the closest town on the Adriatic. With a rich maritime history, the positioning of Rijeka was always very important for the trade and shipping industry. Some of the best museums can be explored here as well as access to nearby islands and the rest of Croatia.

Where is it: Kvarner County

How to get here: Drive on A1 from Zagreb directly west and it is the first point you will reach of the Adriatic Sea. If you are headed to Istria, you will pass right through it.

Best combined with: Istria Region and Opatija

Ashley’s favorite thing to do: Visit Trsat Castle


Ashley Colburn

I’m Ashley, a TV producer and host from San Diego, California, however now I live half the year in my new home, Croatia.
I am a two-time Emmy award-winning TV producer and host and have traveled to more than 50 countries. I spend about 9 months a year on the road filming, but several of these months I am based in Croatia. I have two TV series that are airing around the world. In the USA you can watch “Takeoff with Ashley Colburn” on AWE and my other series “WONDERS” airs around the world.

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