Opatija, this elegant resort is the center of the Riviera with the longest tradition in Croatian tourism.
Opatija has favorable traffic situation, relatively short connection from the warm sea to major cities in Europe (about 500 km from Milan, Vienna, and Munich), lush vegetation and pleasant climate (45 ° 20 ‘north latitude) which were the main reasons for the start and the rapid development of tourism in the late 19th century.

This place, built-in late nineteen and the beginning of the twentieth century, is still in harmony with nature.
Well-tended parks, illuminated coastal promenade (12 kilometers long “Lungomare”), beautiful beaches, pools, and fountains frame the villas and hotels, in which up to 6000 guests can be accommodated.

Because of the relatively constant temperature (winter average 7,0 ° C, in summer 21,9 ° C), the high air pressure, and the constant circulation of air, the climate in Opatija is calming and refreshing.

The sea and the mountains, the green parks, and the crystal clear blue sea, the old buildings and the modern comfort, the lively meeting places and the quiet excursion places; All combine to make Opatija and its surroundings an attractive vacation spot in every season!

The tourist offer of Opatija includes congress capacities (over 50 congress rooms up to 900 seats), 11 indoor swimming pools, wellness programs, casino, discotheques, summer theater (open-air stage) with 2000 seats, carnival events and festivals, opportunities for short trips to the surrounding area or full-day trips to the Plitvice Lakes, and Risnjak or to Venice in Italy.

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By: Jasna Šikić