Opatija, Croatia - holiday information

Opatija, Croatia – visitor information

This pearl of Adriatic is located on the spot where Istria and the Kvarner bay meet, and lies in the shadow of the Ucka mountain range and Kvarner hills. In the year 1884 Iginio Scarpa from Rijeka bought a house with a magnificent park surrounding it on one of the small peninsulas of Opatija,

and turned it into Villa Angiolina. Since then, this city attracts guests and visitors from all over the world and is the Croatian hot spot for organising seminars and other congress. The best way to “scan” the city is to take a stroll down Lungomare, a 12 km long walk board along the coastline that connects Opatija with surrounding settlements (from Preluk to Lovran) and goes next to all the Austro-Hungarian villas, hotels and other beauties of the area. The walk board is adorned with stars that carry celebrity names, similar to the Hollywood walk of fame.

If you can’t wait to dip your toes in the crystal clear sea we recommend you spend your day on the beach Slatina, which is located in the sole centre of town. We recommend this beach to every generation; it is mostly concrete and has a blue flag as a sign of quality. The children will especially enjoy the fun park on the waterfront, and if you need refreshments you can find it in various bars and restaurants situated on the beach. Our recommendations are restaurant  Bevanda, inn Istranka, restaurant Vongola, cafe bars Tenis, Wagner, Galija, Domino ect. We must note that Opatija is sometimes called “aromatherapy in the open” so it’s not surprising that it is an official health resort.

Opatija – basic information

Opatija – population: 12719, Opatija - day/ saint: saint : Jakov, 25.07

Distance from bigger centres

Opatija - Makarska. 475km, Opatija- Split: 420km, Opatija - Pula: 87km, Opatija - Rijeka: 14km, Opatija - Zadar: 304km, Opatija - Šibenik: 363km, Opatija - Dubrovnik: 650km, Opatija - Zagreb: 175km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, motels, camps


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, self-service shops, shopping centres, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, water scooters, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, karaoke show, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema, theatre

Additional offer

extreme sports, rafting nearby, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Opatija – why choose this destination

clean sea, long promenades along the sea, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, great shopping conveniences, numerous museums and galeries, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for organisation of congresses, special programmes for children and youth holidays, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)

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