Opatija

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Opatija which includes heritage architecture and a garden

This chic oceanfront resort is known for its elegant Belle Époque architecture, renowned seafood restaurants and year-round mild climate.

Opatija is a popular resort town with a history of tourism dating back more than 150 years. At its center sit several grand pastel-colored villas and elegant buildings, with architectural styles ranging from classical to Baroque, Venetian and Gothic. Stroll along the romantic Lungomare coastal promenade, swim at Slatina Beach and visit famous seafood restaurants in Volosko.

This town was a sleepy fishing village until the mid-19th century when a rich merchant, Iginio Scarpa, built the lavish Villa Angiolina as a vacation getaway. Later, the railway arrived at Opatija and authorities began developing and promoting the town as an elite vacation destination for European nobles and aristocrats. As you explore, look for hints of its opulent past in the extravagant Austro-Hungarian architecture.

Trace the resort town’s history at the impeccably restored Villa Angiolina and various other longstanding tourist establishments, such as Hotel Kvarner and Hotel Imperial. Opatija’s main street, Maršala Tita, has additional examples of lavish Austro-Hungarian architecture.

Stop at Slatina Beach, where vacationers congregate to swim and sunbathe. Take a walk along the Lungomare, an oceanfront promenade stretching for 7.5 miles (12 kilometers). This attractive tree-lined trail leads past ornate oceanfront villas and offers access to scenic rocky coves.

North of Opatija lies the old fishing village of Volosko. Stop at its lauded seafood restaurants, which serve fish fresh from the harbor. In the center of town, museums and churches, including the Croatian Museum of Tourism in Villa Angiolina and the 15th-century St. Jakov’s Church, provide indoor entertainment for a rare rainy day.

For a more challenging outdoor adventure, hike up Mount Učka. The forested slopes of the mountain can be seen looming above the Opatija skyline. Follow one of several trails leading to its summit.

Opatija is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Rijeka. It is relatively small and best explored on foot. There is no train station in the village, so use regular bus services departing from Rijeka to get here.

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Design Hotel Navis
5 out of 5
Ivana Matetica Ronjgova 10, Opatija
The price is £130 per night from 3 Dec to 3 Dec
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kvarner Gulf, Casino Rosalia and Park Angiolina. Port of Opatija and Open Air Summer ...
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Hotel Villa Kapetanovic
Hotel Villa Kapetanovic
4 out of 5
Nova cesta 12A, Opatija
Situated in Opatija, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kvarner Gulf and Casino Rosalia. Park Angiolina and Port of Opatija are also within 2 miles (3 ...
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Hotel Bevanda
Hotel Bevanda
5 out of 5
Zert 8, Opatija
The price is £138 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Located in the heart of Opatija, this luxury hotel is steps away from Port of Opatija, Lido Beach and Kvarner Gulf. Park Angiolina and Slatina Beach are also ...
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Apartments Teo
3 out of 5
Puzev breg 45, Opatija
The price is £24 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Situated in Opatija, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kvarner Gulf, Casino Rosalia and Park Angiolina. Port of Opatija and Open Air Summer ...
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"It was perfect - the family is very very friendly and helpful !"

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Beautiful Unique Luxury Villa Emily with Amazing Sea View
Beautiful Unique Luxury Villa Emily with Amazing Sea View
92 Konjsko, Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar
This family-friendly Opatija villa is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kvarner Gulf, Lovran Old Town and Lovran Harbour. Ucka Nature Park is 2 mi ...
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Villa Arentz
Villa Arentz
4 out of 5
Ulica Maršala Tita 11, Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kvarner Gulf and Casino Rosalia. Park Angiolina and Port of Opatija are also within ...
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