You won’t find more socialist charme anywhere else then here, at the corner of Rijeka, near the harbor – at Konoba na Kantunu. When you sit outside on the terrasse, your can see the industrial and communist heritage of Rijeka. The big ship that sleeps and seems forgotten, slowly rosting, is “Galeb” the ship of Tito, a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and the political leader of former Yugoslavia. A historic mark of Croatian and former Yugoslavian history.
The restaurant Konoba na Kantunu is a very popular place amongst Croatians. You can have lunch or dinner here and if you are a fan of fish and seafood. The fish is always fresh and well prepared. It is not high cuisine, but honest home-made Mediteranean kitchen.
Order a glass of the white or red house wine and enjoy a tipical moment in the evening, amongst Croatians and forgotten rusting history.
PS: Rijeka has become European Capital of Culture in 2020, they plan to make a museum out of Tito’s boat that will presenent historic moments during the Cold War