How Safe Is Rijeka for Travel?

Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka is the main seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia.

It is located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea.

Travelers come here to see Rijeka’s Cultural and historical monuments.

A better way to explore it is to follow the tourist path that gathers all the most important sights for this town and its history.

Most of them are accessible on foot, as they are mostly located in or near the city center, but to see Trsat Castle you will need to take a short car/bus ride.

Warnings & Dangers in Rijeka

Overall Risk


Rijeka is a safe place, but small thefts may occur. Do not leave things unattended, especially on the beach.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport and taxis are safe in the city. In taxi be sure to negotiate the price before the ride if it hasn't taximeter.

Pickpockets Risk


There is a risk of pickpockets, especially be careful on beaches and crowded places. Keep track of your pockets.

Natural Disasters Risk


There is a petty chance of earthquakes in Rijeka, but the risk is not very high. Small flooding is also possible.

Mugging Risk


The risk of an armed attack or a major crime is quite low here. However, follow the usual precautions and do not walk in poorly lit places at night.

Terrorism Risk


Usually there are no terrorist attacks, however, in Europe, they are not uncommon and you should always be on the alert.

Scams Risk


There may be a fraud with your credit card or street beggars that will try to get into your pocket. Beware when buying tours from unlicensed sellers.

Women Travelers Risk


Women traveling alone can feel safe enough in the city. Use common sense to avoid getting into trouble.

So... How Safe Is Rijeka Really?

Rijeka is a very safe place.

It’s one of the safest cities in Western Europe, even at night.

However, petty street crimes are always may occur.

So a good idea is to keep an eye on your personal belongings.

The index of crime is very low here.

The number of violent crimes is minimal in the city.

Pickpockets may be the biggest worry – the place is quite touristic and pickpockets hunt for unattended things and traveler’s pockets in crowded places.

You need to be careful on the street at night: usually, it’s calm here, but getting involved in drunken fights or contacting prostitutes can have a sad outcome for you.

Women traveling alone will feel comfortable.

No special safety measures need to be taken.

Just the usual common sense and following with accepted rules of conduct will ensure a smooth stay in the city.

Most tourists come here for sunbathing and swimming.

Follow the usual measures to protect your skin from burns and do not swim in the sea after dark.

Beware of beggars, they are usually harmless but could work in tandem to empty your pockets.

Do not leave things unattended on the beaches.

How Does Rijeka Compare?

CitySafety Index
Sydney (Australia)80
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71
Vienna (Austria)88

Useful Information

  • Visas - For most countries, visas are not required for stays in Rijeka under 90 days. Any longer than that, you will have to obtain a visa. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The kuna is the currency of Croatia. It is subdivided into 100 lipa. The word "kuna" means "marten" in Croatian, referring to the historical use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading.
  • Weather - The best time to visit Rijeka in Croatia is from June to September, temperatures feel comfortable and the chance of rain is low.
  • Airports - Rijeka has an international airport. It is located 17 km from the Rijeka railway station. Most of the traffic to and from the airport occurs during the summer months when it is used by several European low-cost airlines flying tourists.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Rijeka Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 6° C
Feb 7° C
Mar 10° C
Apr 13° C
May 18° C
Jun 21° C
Jul 24° C
Aug 24° C
Sep 20° C
Oct 15° C
Nov 11° C
Dec 7° C
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2 Reviews on Rijeka

  1. Lovely city and openminded people... Highly recommended!

    Lovely city and openminded people… Highly recommended!

  2. Very safe and welcoming

    Rijeka is a pleasure to visit, with friendly people, lots of historical monuments to visit and it’s safe. After visiting New York this was a breath of fresh air since it’s so much safer and has a lot of different things to see and do.

Rated 4.5 / 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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