Senj is a small tourist port town on the Velebit channel. Senj is located on a wooded slope at the foot of the Velebit mountain range known for its strong winds in the winter.
This area, located on the Adriatic Sea, has been the link between the inland and the coastal areas since ancient times. Historians, as well as the first Greek and Roman geographers already mentioned the port, under the name of Senia.
The town is bordered by the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, offering spectacular views of the marine horizon. Senj’s beaches, although rocky, are renowned for their unspoilt natural beauty.
Senj enjoys a Mediterranean climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and mild winters. This makes it a pleasant destination all year round, although the summer season is the most popular due to the warmer temperatures.
Because of its strategic position, Senj has a long maritime history. The old town is full of cobbled streets, picturesque squares and historic buildings, including Fort Nehaj, which offers stunning views of the town and the sea.
Vacationers staying in Senj have access to a supervised swimming area in Spasovac Cove. There are also several small beaches with clear water all along the coastline. During the summer months, Senj hosts different events. In the winter, the city hosts a carnival.