Thalassotherapia Crikvenica

The Thalassotherapia Crikvenica is a medical centre with a hundred-year tradition of using thalassotherapy in health care, prevention, medical holidays and rehabilitation. Thanks to its location in a cove with crystal clear sea next to a pebble beach and a 6 km-promenade, amidst a verdant Mediterranean park, the Thalassotherapia is ideal for thalassotherapy treatments, convalescence and rest. As early as a hundred years ago, Crikvenica was recognised by the first European visitors as the perfect place to relax and convalesce due to its extraordinarily favourable climate, mild winters and moderately warm summers, favourable air currents, unique mixture of sea and mountain air, abundance of sea aerosol in the air, and extraordinarily clean, shallow sea. At that time, on the location of the present Thalassotherapia Crikvenica, there was a sanatorium for children from Bohemia and Slovakia. Today's Thalassotherapia is a modern medical institute that combines the principles of thalassotherapy with the latest achievements in modern medicine, which yields exceptional results in treating diseases of the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems in children, adults and senior citizens.
For many years, the Thalassotherapia has successfully collaborated with medical institutes all over Croatia, especially the Clinical Hospital Centres in Rijeka and Zagreb, clinical hospitals in Zagreb, the medical schools in Rijeka and Zagreb, the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb, and the Institute of Public Health of Primorje-Gorski kotar County.


Villa Dalmacija**

The villa is located in the shade of a pine forest, only 20 metres from a pebble beach. It has 40 comfortable double rooms with or without additional beds. Each room has a bathroom (shower/WC/hair dryer), TV/SAT, telephone, and balcony; the rooms look onto the sea. The villa is connected by a passage with the medical and therapeutic departments of the institute and an indoor pool with warm seawater.

Vila Lovorka***

This hundred-year-old villa, situated in a superb location right by the sea, offers modern apartments that can accommodate 2 to 5 people. Each apartment has a bathroom (shower/WC/hair dryer), kitchen, living room, air-conditioning, heating, internet, TV/SAT, and a sea or park view; some of the apartments have a terrace.

Villa Smiljka - Hostel

This accommodation facility is located right by the sea next to a pebble beach and promenade. The villa offers excellent accommodation for children and young people, but also for those accompanying them. The Villa Smiljka has a total of 60 beds in rooms with 2 to 6 beds, and there are bathrooms on each floor for children; parents have single and double rooms with a bathroom at their disposal. The villa also has a common room with a TV, and there is a children's playground in the immediate vicinity.

Other services

The institute includes an air-conditioned hotel restaurant, an indoor therapeutic pool with warm seawater (32 °C) and underwater massage facilities, a conference room for up to 100 people with multimedia equipment and air-conditioning, a café, and a basketball and volleyball court. In the immediate vicinity of the Thalassotherapia Crikvenica, there are several restaurants and numerous recreational facilities (tennis, five-a-side football, mini golf, water sports).

Rehabilitation programmes

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Special physiatrist examination, ultrasound, special physiatrist check-up examination • Thalassotherapy: group exercises in the therapeutic pool with warm seawater under the guidance of physiotherapists, group and individual indoor or outdoor exercises, hydrotherapy in the
Hubbard tub, hydro massage • Magnetic therapy, electrotherapeutics, ultrasound therapy, thermotherapy, Kinesio taping, diametrics, infrared light therapy, vibratory massage, galvanic bath, lymphatic drainage, medical massage.

Respiratory rehabilitation

Special pulmonary or otorhinolaryngological examination • Diagnostic tests: spirometry, spirometry with pharmacodynamics test, pulmonary oscillometry, body plethysmography, FeNO, pulse oxymetry, tone audiometry, otomicroscopy, allergy tests • Therapeutic procedures: seawater inhalations (dry and wet), etheric oil inhalations, medicament inhalations, IPPB medicament inhalations, nose disease treatment with Bonain's solution, Proetz aspiration, postural drainage, electro stimulation of vocal cords, vibratory massage, breathing exercises.

Cardiologic examinations and diagnostics

Specialist internal medicine examinations, ECG, ergometry, heart ultrasonography, Holter ECG, Holter RR.


The Thalassotherapia Crikvenica includes a department for baromedicine, which is under the expert supervision of the OXY Policlinic for baromedicine and occupational medicine in Pula.

Indications for treatment:

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:

rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis of the joints, hip and spine, pain in the back and neck (spondylosis, sciatica, lumbago, diseases of the intervertebral and cervical disc), post-operative conditions and joint and muscle injuries, conditions after cerebral insult, conditions after the placement of endoprosthesis and joint implants, neurological diseases of the musculoskeletal system (multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, hemiplegia, paraplegia, tetraplegia).

Department of Internal Medicine and Pulmonology:

bronchial asthma, allergic and non-allergic chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), pneumonia, bronchitis (chronic, acute, mucopurulent, common), occupational lung diseases, post-operative conditions, radio and chemotherapy in the chest area, bronchi and lungs.

Department for Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology):

chronic, allergic and vasomotor inflammations of the nasal mucosa and sinuses, chronic and acute inflammation of the larynx, trachea, pharynx, tonsils and adenoids, vocal cord diseases, post- operative conditions, radio and chemotherapy on the upper respiratory system.

Paediatrics Department (for children up to the age of 18):

allergic and chronic respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma and allergic inflammation of the nasal mucosa, recurrent respiratory infections accompanied by bronchial obstruction, immotile cilia syndrome, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-operative conditions on the musculoskeletal system, allergic and atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, psoriasis.

Thalassotherapia Crikvenica - Special Hospital for Medical Rehabilitation
Address: Gajevo šetalište 21, 51260 Crikvenica, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 407 666
Fax: +385 51 785 062

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