A combination of sea views and quaint historic streets, holidays to Lovran provide picture-perfect Adriatic escapes.

Laurel of the Adriatic

Perched on the edge of Ucka Mountain, Lovran's a sweet seaside spot nestled against Croatia's Kvarner Bay. The clear blue waters are home to dolphins – sailing excursions give you the best chance of spotting these cheeky creatures in their natural habitat.

A tale of two beaches

Lovran's got two beaches – Kvarner and Peharovo Beach. Kvarner's sandy and popular with both locals and visitors – it's even got concrete tiles set up for sunbathing. Pebbly Peharovo Beach's pleasantly shaded by Mediterranean palms and close to the Lungomare promenade – so you can easily grab that all-important ice-cream.

Walk the old town road

Lovran's quite the old-timer, with a 14th-century church and quaint cobbled squares. The charming streets of its old town are lined with Mediterranean-style architecture and colourful gardens. For a little more action, the lively port city of Rijeka is just 35 minutes' drive away.

At a Glance

  • Dine al fresco on the catch of the day
  • Go dolphin-watching on the Adriatic Sea
  • Wander through the cobbled streets of Lovran's old quarter