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Opatija Travel Guide

 

City Opatija is the most popular resort of Croatia, located on the coast of Kvarner bay of the Adriatic sea of Croatia. Mild climate, laurel woods, unforgettable beauty of its nature — all of this has made Opatija one of the best resorts of Croatia and Europe.

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The resort of Opatija dates back to the 19th century, when it became famous as the resort of the nobility of Austria-Hungary. The members of the imperatorial family rested their along with many celebrities — German Emperor Wilhelm II, Franz Josef I, Gustav Maler, Isedora Duncan, Anton Chekhov, Remarque, and others.

The name of the town of Opatija comes from the Latin word “abbazia” (abode, monastery), as the town developed around a Benedictine monastery of n-Giacomo-della-Priluca of the 15th century.

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Opatija is mentioned in several famous literary works — in Anton Chekhov’s short story “Ariadne” and in Teffi’s short story “Blackguards”. Opatija became the prototype of the Adriatic town in Vladimir Nabokov’s short story “Spring in Fialta”.

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Today, Opatija is a modern resort city with a developed touristic infrastructure. The population of Opatija is about 12,000 people.

Sightseeing in Opatija

Among the sights of Opatija is the 12 km-long luxurious embankment of Opatija — Lungоmare, here the resort life of Opatija is focused, there are cafe’s, restaurants and different shops.

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Among the architectural sights of Opatija is the church of St Jacob (built on the foundation of a Benedictine monastery of the 15th century) and the church of Annunciation of 1906 (Neoroman style).

A recognizable sculpture and the symbol of the town of Opatija — the Girl with a seagull — appeared on the seashore of Opatija in 1956.

The picturesque city streets, built under the influence of many epochs and styles, the parkways and boulevards create a unique soothing city flair of Opatija.

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Built during the age when the Austrian-Hungarian empire had the power here, the restored Angiolina and Amelia villas, built in 1844 in the Classicism style with a great garden, both the villas preserved their view and the interior decoration of that era and are open to visit. The visitors can go up to the viewing platform from which the gray ballet dancer Isadora Duncan enjoyed the views.

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In winter a famous carnival takes place in Opatija; in April, the festivals of coffee, Croatian wines and flowers; in May, a rock festival, and the Liburnia jazz festival — www.liburniajazz.hr — organised in Opatija since 2005.

The protection from wind given by Ucka mountain (1396 m) and a unique subtropical climate make it possible for camellias, magnolias, palm trees, bamboo and other evergreen plants to grown here. Among them, there are old-fashioned hotels and modern Opatija hotels with spa centres, thallasotherapy and medical and preventative services to meet even the highest demands.

Opatija also offers many private apartments Opatija and separate villas.

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Opatija offers its guests the luxurious 12 km long embankment with cozy cafes and many restaurants of international and the national Croatian cuisine, as well as discos, night clubs, casinos, concert stages, theatres and exhibitions, and tennis courts with different kinds of covering, swimming pools, wind surfing and horse riding for those who like active rest.

15 km away from Opatija there is a famous car racing track. Different concerts of classical music take place in Opatija all the time, there are also folklore festivals, cinema festivals and sports competitions. In the evening, live music can be heard everywhere.

There is a pier for yachts for those who come to Opatija.

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Beaches in Kvarner bay Croatia

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The Kvarner beaches are also picturesque and various, there are sandy, small-pebbled and rocks beaches.
The most popular beach of Kvarner bay is Paradise beach on Rab island.
Kvarner region include beaches resorts and islands
– beaches in Opatija
– beaches in Crikvenica & Novi Vinodolski resorts
– beaches in Rijeka
– beaches on Krk & Rab islands

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Hotels in Opatija

Hotel Bevanda – Relais & Chateaux 5* Opatija

Hotels Opatija Croatia
EXCEPTIONAL rating 9.5 / 10
Review score based on 150 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Opatija:
Distance to airport Rijeka: 45 km
Add: built in 2013, in front of a beach, luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi, furnished terraces overlooking the sea, on-site gourmet restaurant, all rooms are air-conditioned, some rooms come with a hot tub, cigar and cognac lounge bar, extensive breakfast buffet, grocery shop is 500 m, tennis courts can be found 1 km away
Cost room 2 per: from 160 euro

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Hotel Milenij 5* Opatija

Hotels Opatija Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 562 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Opatija:in center
Distance to airport Rijeka: 40 km
Add: location on Lungo Mare promenade, 2 restaurants and a lobby bar with piano music, free Wi-Fi, rooms are air-conditioned, minibar, hairdryer, free toiletries, 5-star hotel boasts 650 sq.m Royall Spa wellness centre: various kinds of massage, beauty treatments, saunas, Finish and Turkish baths, indoor and outdoor pools, 5-star hotel boasts 650 sq.m Royall Spa wellness centre, hotel terrace offering sea views.
Cost room 2 per: from 119 euro

Photo and description rooms of hotel Milenij 5* Opatija

Hotel Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador 5* Opatija

Hotels Opatija Croatia
FABULOUS rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 1160 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: sea front
Distance to center of Opatija:in center
Distance to airport Rijeka: 40 km
Add: just above promenade in Opatija,
free access to its Five Elements Wellness & Spa Centre, swimming pools, free Wi-Fi, La Fourchette D’Or restaurant
Cost room 2 per: from 115 euro

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Private apartments in Opatija

Apartments Sand Beach Opatija

Private apartments Opatija Croatia
EXCEPTIONAL rating 9.8 / 10
Review score based on 15 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 50 m
Distance to center of Opatija: 2 km
Distance to airport Pula: 96 km
Add: in Opatija, set in a historical building, original features – stoned arch in the kitchen area, garden, bar, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned apartment, Angiolina Park is a 24 min walk away
Cost rent apartment for 6 per: from 100 euro

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Apartments Luxury Apartments Centre 4* Opatija

Private apartments Opatija Croatia
EXCEPTIONAL rating 9.8 / 10
Review score based on 34 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 400 m
Distance to center of Opatija: 100 m
Distance to airport Pula: 58 km
Add: designer contemporary furniture, hardwood flooring and neutral shades decorate these air-conditioned apartments with balcony, set in an elegant building, 40-inch LCD TV with home cinema and Blu-ray player, in 100 m from the marina in Opatija, Angiolina Park is 300 m away, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, free toiletries, dishwasher, Lido beach in Opatija is 400 m away, free private parking
Cost rent apartment for 2 per: from 90 euro

Photo and description Luxury Apartments Centre 4* Opatija

Apartments Marina Kroatia 3* Opatija

Private apartments Opatija Croatia
FABULOUS rating 8.8 / 10
Review score based on 29 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 300 m
Distance to center of Opatija: 5 min walk
Distance to airport Rijeka: 40 km
Add: free Wi-Fi, 1500 sq.m large garden filled with flowers, trees, fruits, free barbecue facilities, air conditioned and elegantly decorated apartments with either a terrace or balcony, free parking on site, dishwasher, microwave, washing machines, diving centre and tennis courts are 400 m radius, the long Lungomare Promenade and the centre of Opatija can be reached in a 5 min walk
Cost rent apartment for 4 per with balcon: from 104 euro

Photo and description apartments Marina Kroatia 3* Opatija

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Get to Opatija

Get to Opatija by plane:

The nearest airport to Opatija is airport Pula.
Airport of Pula city – Valtura – is in 98 km from Opatija city

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Distance from Opatija to airport Zagreb city – 179 km
Distance from Opatija to airport Zadar city – 398 km
Distance to airport of isle KRKA from Opatija – 42 km

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Get to Opatija by bus:

Bus traffic connects Opatija with cities of Croatia – Pula, Rijeka, Umag, Rovinj, Varazdin, capital Croatia – Zagreb (3 hours in the road), and a lot of European cities – Trieste (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna (Austria).
Address bus station in Opatija – Velog Joze 1, 51410 Opatija
Phone bus station of Opatija +385 060 306 010
Official web site of Croatian bus traffic www.autobusni-kolodvor.com

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The nearest railway station to Opatija is in city Rijeka in 15 km.

Get to Opatija by car:

Motorways connect Opatija with all cities and regions of Croatia, the city Triest (Italy).
Opatija can be reached by the free motorway Jadranska (E65), which goes along all of Croatia’s coastline, or the paid highway (A1).

Distance from Opatija to cities of Croatia:

Distance from Opatija to capital of Croatia – Zagreb – 174 km;
Distance from Opatija to cities and resorts of Kvarner Croatia:
Novi Vinodolski resort – 56 km; to city Rijeka – 15 km; to resort Crikvenice – 47 km; to city Krk of isle Krk – 65 km.

Distance from Opatija to other cities of Croatia:
city Pula – 88 km; to city Porec – 83 km; to city Umag – 90 km; to city Zadar – 252 km; to city Sibenik – 309 km; to city Split – 427 km; to city resort Makarska – 474 km; to city Dubrovnik – 615 km.

Distance from Opatija to cities of Europe:
to Triest (Italy) – 68 km; to Ljubljana (Slovenia) – 111 km; to Venice (Italy) – 225 km; to Milan (Italy) – 476 km; to Vienna (Austria) – 487 km; to Munich (Germany) – 510 km; to Bratislava (Slovakia) – 527 km

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Map of Opatija

The town of Opatija is located in the north-east of Istria peninsula of Croatia. Opatija is located on the slope of Ucka mounain on the shore of the Adriatic sea.

Weather in Opatija

Ucka mountain, which securely protects the resort of Opatija from the strong sea winds and the ummer heat, creates a unique mild microclimate in Opatija, which helps invigoration and recreation.

Average monthly temperatures in Opatija Croatia:

January +9 С
February +10 С
March +12 С
April +16 С
May +22 С
June +26 С
July +28 С
August +28 С
September +24 С
October +19 С
November +13 С
December +10 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Opatija Croatia:

January +11 С
February +12 С
March +13 С
April +15 С
May +20 С
June +22 С
July +26 С
August +27 С
September +23 С
October +21 С
November +16 С
December +12 С

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