Kvarner newsletter / no 33

Stancija Kovačići
The sea and the mountain have never been so close

Stancija Kovačići, located in the rural village of Rukavac above Opatija, offers a terrific opportunity to enjoy superb gastronomy and relaxation in verdant surroundings just moments from the sea and the enchanting atmosphere of the area's coastal towns. The azure sea and green of the mountain have never seemed so close…

Stancija Kovačići, a property that is open all year round, offers accommodation in four double rooms and one single room and a superb gastronomic experience in the a la carte restaurant. The owner of this property is Mr Vinko Frlan. He is also the chef who pays particular attention to the quality of the creative gastronomic offer based on local food and Mediterranean fragrances.
The word Stancija originally described a house where labourers used to rest after the work, but today this word is synonymous with a rustic holiday house. Stancija Kovačići is located at the spot of a former 1880 family house – the new property was built in 2009, preserving many aspects of the former building, combining local tradition and high quality to meet the demands of modern quests.
Thanks to its location, Stancija Kovačići is an ideal starting point for exploring the Kvarner region and can be a perfect basis for trips to Učka Nature Park, old historic towns such as Mošćenice, Kastav, or Volosko, the famous holiday resort of Opatija, the harbour town of Rijeka, and other destinations along the coast, on the islands and in the wooded area of Gorski kotar.     
Stancija Kovačići is located in the area of the Matulji Tourism Office, renowned for the Zvončari Festival dedicated to the local carnival tradition, rich historical and cultural heritage, recreational facilities, and gastronomic offer.