Icici is a quaint little village with approximately 1000 inhabitants situated on the coast of Kvarner Bay in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Icici is only 5 km away from Opatija and 15 km from Rijeka, the county capital. The village lies at the foot of the Ucka mountain, which is 1401 m in height and has, because of its natural beauties and attractive features, been declared a nature park. On the road from Icici to the Ucka mountain you will find the small medieval town of Veprinac, whose city statute dates as far back as the year 1500. Icici offers an amazing view over the two largest Croatians islands, Krk and Cres, that form the entrance to Kvarner Bay. The inhabitants of Icici live mainly from the village's tourism by providing restaurant services and private room rentals.
Its favourable location has, over the years turned, Icici into a veritable tourism dream-spot, offering a wide range of different attractions to its guests – a rich gastronomic choice, numerous opportunities to try out new or well-known sports, memorable excursions and, naturally, a vibrant night life.
We must, of course, give special emphasis to the ACI marina in Icici, one of the largest marinas in Croatia with its great panorama of berthed yachts. During the summer season tourists can make full use of Icici's car camping site, which is situated close to both the beach and Icici's tennis courts.
Icici's main tourist attraction remains its large beach, one of the most beautiful in the region and offering a variety of entertainment. Situated by the village center, it is part sandy beach and part concrete area. The beach is well managed and each year investments are made to further improve it, which is why it is regularly awarded the prestigious "blue flag". The entrance to the beach is free and open for all, and you can hire all that you need for your day out – deck chairs, umbrellas, pedal boats, etc. The beach is ideal for enjoying a variety of sports – beach volleyball, soccer, badminton on the sand, a water polo court in the sea. Children particularly love the beach's large water slide. There are various restaurants to be found on the beach itself, a small supermarket that will satisfy everyone's needs, and free wireless internet access for all (WLAN). Those looking for the additional excitement of an excursion will find a number of travel agencies right at the beach.
The beach is enclosed by the ACI marina on one side, and merges with the little harbour of Icici on the other side, which is as old as the village itself and has developed alongside it. This harbour is meant for smaller boats only and reminds us that Icici is a coastal village.
It is important to emphasize that the famous coastal walk, the "Lungomare", passes through Icici. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary ordered its construction in 1885, and it has been named after him. This beautiful coastal walk extends over 12 km from Volosko to Lovran with Icici marking just about its middle. In the evening hours it is discreetly illuminated and ideal for romantic walks.
The village of Icici is linked to other towns by regional and urban bus lines. The regional bus line 32 commutes every 20 minutes on the route Lovran-Icici-Opatija-Rijeka, but you can also take advantage of the local taxi-services, which are quite inexpensive.
If you would like to spend your holiday in our village, then make your reservation through the local tourist agencies that are situated in the center of Icici and are best acquainted with the available accommodation.
I wish you an unforgettable summer vacation in Icici!!!
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