The Oily Fish Route

A tour of the Oily Fish Route

The Oily Fish Route is a culinary adventure that can be experienced throughout the year in all the places along the Crikvenica Riviera.
On our special flyer, you'll find restaurants and hotels with the Oily Fish Route label. They offer delicious oily fish specialties on a regular basis.
Oily fish is a valuable source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 acids.
The Oily Fish Route project was inspired by the area's fishing tradition and the time when oily fish was an essential food item in almost every household.


Oily Fish Week takes place in the spring, when the enticing aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean are even more intense. The event includes tasting oily fish specialities, various entertainment programmes, and interesting culinary workshops.

In 2014, 'Oily Fish Route – Oily Fish Week' won the Simply the Best award in the themed culinary events category.


Don’t miss out on Crkveniške rupice!
This dish is also known as balice, kolubice and gunjci around these parts.

If you ask for the recipe, everyone will be more than happy to share with you how the mothers and wives of fishermen used to make this delicious dish in the past.

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