Opatija – the Adriatic Pearl is the center of 43 km long Riviera on the Istrian peninsula’s eastern seaside. It has enjoyable climatic conditions thanks to a sheltered location in the foothill of mountain Učka and Kvarner Gulf. Opatija has the oldest tourism tradition in Croatia and is famous as a health and wellness resort. If you visit Opatija, don′t miss the chance to walk by the sea along the famous 10 kilometers long Lungo Mare coastal promenade.
Opatija, a charming coastal town rich in history and culture, is an oasis of many beautiful locations, monuments, colorful parks, and idyllic villas waiting for you. Angiolina Park is one of Croatia’s most famous parks and the most renowned park in Opatija. The camellia, which thrives in this park, has become a symbol of Opatija.
Opatija abounds in events throughout the year. You can enjoy romantic Advent and a joyful and relaxed Carnival in the winter. The spring brings gastronomy and, wellness & spa programs, while summer brings numerous concerts to the Open Air Summer Stage.
The location of Opatija between the sea and the mountain has indelibly marked its gastronomy scene. Combining continental and Mediterranean flavors and culinary traditions has created a unique taste. Kvarner scampi, asparagus, truffles, succulent Lovran cherries, or sweet chestnuts known as "maruni", accompanied by excellent wines and olive oils...
If you want to sail to Opatija, you can find a mooring in ACI marina Opatija.
The area surrounding Opatija is ideal for short day trips. The neighbouring towns with vibrant streets, magnificent views, and exciting locations. Volosko – a small seaside town just next to Opatija, is known for its excellent restaurants and Lungomare. The coastal towns to visit along the Riviera - Lovran, Ika, Ičići, Medveja, and Mošćenička Draga.
In the hinterland of Opatija, on the slopes of Učka mountain is located the small settlement Veprinac, offering a magnificent view of Kvarner bay and the islands. Kastav, a medieval town in the hinterland, provides a unique atmosphere.