There are only a few places in the world where you can encompass with one glance a region that from one side embraces the sea, while from the other side facing the tame mountains. It is a region where you can visit 55 islands, sail in 86 harbors, or see the sea from ski slopes. This is all possible in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
At the point where the Northern Adriatic meets the mountains of the North-West Croatia, millennia have left traces of Mediterranean and Central European cultures bearing witness of monumental historical changes.
The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is rich in cultural diversity: no less than five hundred and twenty cultural treasures, from palaces and castles to urban and rural ethno-zones, all form part of the Register of Immovable Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia.
This is the area where Croatian literacy was born and Croatian legislation conceived. It is right here in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County where Opatija, the so-called Old Lady of Croatian tourism is situated, where the first Croatian hotel was built, and still today this town leads the way in attracting tourists to the region.
The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is a member of a number of associations through which it strengthens its international and interregional cooperation. Some of these associations include the Assembly of European Regions, the Adriatic-Ionian Euroregion and the Euroregion of Alps-Adriatic.