An old fishing village and summer resort
Visitors to Ika can enjoy perfect peace and quiet – probably the most sought-after qualities on a holiday, and essential for escaping the stress of daily life. This small coastal town with a population of only several hundred is particularly proud of its fishing and shipbuilding traditions, which today make up part of the local tourism offer. Ika is also the university centre of the Opatija Riviera, as it is home to the internationally recognised Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, which has educated hundreds of students from all over Croatia and abroad.
A special event is the Fish Festival, when visitors can experience what it means to live in a coastal place like this, as they have the opportunity to help fishermen repair their nets or place the fish traps, observe the fishing boats as they set out to sea, and then taste the freshly caught fish prepared by local chefs.