Located on Kvarner Bay, Rijeka is one of Croatia's most fascinating cities. Visitors may notice multi-cultural influences and various languages spoken here, thanks to a turbulent history that saw the city change rulers multiple times. Rijeka was named the 2020 European Capital of Culture, beating out other Croatian candidates such as Split and Dubrovnik. Rijeka is known for its over-the-top Carnival celebrations, but the port city also offers impressive sights, delicious cuisine, and beautiful landscapes. If you're planning a Croatia cruise vacation that stops in Rijeka, here's how to spend your day in port.
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