Jadrolinija is a transportation company of cargo and passengers that can boast a centuries-old tradition. It was established in Rijeka on 20th January 1947 by a group of small companies operating in the coastal area and by Adria, the most important company established in 1882 as Hungarian alternative to the predominance of the port of Trieste, located on the Austrian part of the empire. Jadrolinija’s main task is to connect the islands to the main land, navigating down the coastline on the Adriatic side; its activities – the transportation of passengers and vehicles – are seasonal and greatly influenced by the flow of tourists. Travellers coming from Europe, after a long car drive – can start their holidays the moment they get on Jardolinija vessels, as they offer comfort, fun and a safe journey to their destinations. The company’s 4 big ferries are: Liburnija, Marko Polo, Dubrovnik, and Zadar, used on both coastal and international routes.