Opatija is one of the larger coastal towns, with a reputation for glitz and glamour, excellent selection of shops on the main street, and beautiful seafront promenade that runs for 12kms.This is a great walk on a hot day (best enjoyed with an ice cream). Pop across the water to the islands of Krk or Cres stopping at pebble beaches to relax and sunbathe and enjoy a traditional delicious seafood lunch.
Porec, in the middle of the Istrian Riviera, is one of the prettiest towns that stretches across a peninsula and looks out onto a cluster of exotic islands. There's Roman architecture, Venetian houses and a Byzantine Basilica here. You can wander through the old town or just enjoy the evening buzz of the main promenade. The little cobbled streets have lots of little restaurants and cafes tucked in amongst them. There is also a little trolley train that runs up the coastal area of Porec. At the harbour area water taxis are coming and going to lots of different islands. It is a lively place for young and old.