Located along the Adriatic Sea, this charming fishing village is known for its picturesque views, delicious seafood, and historic charm. Only minutes from Opatija and fifteen to twenty minutes from Rijeka, Volosko is easy to visit while exploring Northern Croatia and Istra. There are some fantastic restaurants, and the Lungomare pathway along the sea starts in this historic fishing village.
Volosko is a pretty little fishing village between Rijeka and Opatija. Known for its cultural events and food. Volosko is also home to several beaches where you can swim, sunbathe, or enjoy water sports like snorkeling or kayaking.
Where to Go:
Start your visit at the harbor, where you can watch fishermen bring in their daily catch and take in the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. From there, head to the town’s small historic center to see the colorful houses. Take a hike in the nearby mountains for panoramic views of the town and the sea. If you’re a foodie, you must know the village is famous for seafood restaurants, serving fresh fish and local specialties like scampi.
One of the unique sights in Volosko is the Lungomare, a coastal promenade that stretches for several miles along the shore. Walk along the Lungomare and take in the stunning views of the sea and the historic architecture of the surrounding buildings.
In addition to outdoor activities, Volosko is also known for its cultural events. Check the Visit Opatija calendar for upcoming festivals and concerts, often featuring traditional music, dance, and food. Additionally, the nearby city of Opatija has a thriving arts scene, with several galleries and museums to explore.
Where to Stay:
Many of the town’s historic buildings have been converted into accommodations, providing a unique and authentic experience. Since the village is small, extend your search along the Lungomare toward Opatija. We stayed in one of the many rental villas in Opatija. There are several options, but be sure to book well before if you’re coming in the summer. This is a summer hot spot for sure!
Where to Eat:
Every visit to Volosko is complete with trying some of the town’s famous seafood. The village has several restaurants serving fresh fish; seafood caught that day, and other Croatian specialties like grilled meats and pasta dishes. Try the local scampi, a shellfish delicacy in this part of the Adriatic.
Restaurant Mili is exquisite; the terrace is upstairs with a fantastic, elevated view of the harbor and Rijeka. We tried to eat here, but they were booked solid. You must reserve to get a table at this lovely colorful restaurant.
Plavi Podrum is where we ate. We had a couple join us, so there were five of us on this food adventure. We all had the tasting menu. It was a divine assortment of flavorful seafood prepared in adventurous ways.
Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, as the streets can be uneven. Book your accommodations and restaurant reservations in advance if traveling during peak season, as the village can get crowded.
Here are a few options for getting from Opatija to Volosko:
Walking: If you’re up for a scenic stroll, you can walk from Opatija to Volosko along the Lungomare promenade. This coastal path stretches for several miles and offers stunning sea views and surrounding towns. The walk from Opatija to Volosko takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on your pace.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available in Opatija and can take you directly to Volosko. This is a convenient option if you have luggage or prefer to avoid walking. The ride should only take a few minutes and will cost $8-11 Euro (in 2021 was approx).
Bus: Another option is to take a bus from Opatija to Volosko. The local bus company, Autotrans, operates several routes between the two towns. The journey takes just a few minutes and costs around 2 euros in 2021. Check the bus schedule in advance to ensure that the bus runs at a time that works for you.
How to get from Rijeka to Volosko
If you’re staying in Rijeka and want to visit Volosko, there are several options. Here are a few:
Bus: The easiest and most convenient way to get from Rijeka to Volosko is by bus. The local bus company, Autotrans, operates several routes between Rijeka and Volosko, with frequent daily departures. The journey takes about 15-20 minutes and costs around 2.50 euros. You can purchase your ticket at the bus station or online in advance. (In 2021)
Taxi: Taxis are also readily available in Rijeka and can take you directly to Volosko. This is a more expensive option. The ride should take about 15-20 minutes and cost around $16-24 Euro (in 2021).
Car rental: If you prefer to have your transportation, you can rent a car in Rijeka and drive to Volosko. Several car rental agencies are in Rijeka, and the drive to Volosko takes about 15 minutes. Parking in Volosko can be difficult during peak season, so plan; accordingly, there is one car park, but it was packed when we visited. We drove but left the car in Opatija and took a taxi to Volosko; it’s the easiest option. Volosko is a charming Croatian gem that’s well worth a visit. Whether you’re looking to relax by the sea, explore historic buildings, or try delicious seafood, this small village has something for everyone. To read more about the area, read The Ultimate Guide to Opatija and Rijeka. Subscribe for more Croatian travel, have a lovely day.