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Opatija, Croatia's Monte Carlo




Opatija, Croatia's Pearl of the Adriatic


Opatija, the centre of Croatian Riviera, in the Kvarner Bay of western Croatia

Variously known as the Old Dame, the Pearl of the Adriatic or the Queen of Tourism, Opatija in Croatia is a remarkable coastal resort town with a long history of tourism stretching back to 1844.

A fashionable resort in the 19th century, Opatija is dotted with Habsburg-era villas.  

Stop for a moment, close your eyes, and you are likely to feel its rich cultural heritage and almost hear the footsteps from the past.

 Opatija is located in the Kvarner Bay, at the foot of the Mount Ucka and some 15 km from Rijeka, Croatia's third largest city.


The centre of the Riviera, Opatija is surrounded by numerous small towns and villages, from Volosko to Lovran, connected by a seafront promenade Lungomare.

Opatija is very easy to reach. 
This Mediterranean oasis is now closer to Central Europe than ever before thanks to its network of new roads. 


Opatija, the Elegance on the Croatian Riviera


Opatija, the most elegant seaside resort,once playground of European nobility

With its rich history, elegance and unrivaled beauty, Opatija in Croatia has become one the most popular holiday destinations in Central Europe.


Nestled on the banks of the Adriatic Sea, the charm of the Opatija Riviera is undeniable.


The city's tourism tradition dates back more than 170 years. The first hotels built along the Adriatic were constructed in this scenic coastal town.

With an ideal climate and location, Opatija has been a fashionable haven for some of the world's most famous scholars and dignitaries.  


Walk along the Lungomare, the 12 kilometer seafront promenade, or through one of the many parks and your senses immediately come alive.


Sights of stunning architecture, scents of lush gardens, sounds of a cultural city buzzing, tastes of unique culinary dishes – Opatija truly is a setting for an unforgettable holiday.


Business or pleasure, relaxing or active, winter or summer, daytime pursuits or nightlife – Opatija offers every visitor enjoyment and elegant accommodation


Opatija, a Mecca for Culture and the Arts:  


Opatija, the centre of Croatian Riviera, in the Kvarner Bay of western Croatia
For an unforgettable summer holiday of your dreams, choose Croatia's famous tourist destination of Opatija.

After enjoying the sun on the beach, you are invited to visit some of the numerous cultural events in town.


In the summer months, Opatija becomes a Mecca for culture and the arts: multimedia events, film, literature, concerts and theatrical performances in the summer turn Opatija into a stage without boundaries between artists and audiences.


For evening entertainment, we recommend visiting the most beautiful terrace in Opatija – the terrace of the Hotel Kvarner, which was built in 1884 as the first hotel in town. The newly refurbished terrace hosts attractive musical and stage performances.

The terraces of other hotels also offer a variety of interesting musical and entertainment programs.

These include the Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador, the Remisens Hotel Excelsior, the Remisens Hotel Marina, and the Hotel Palace Bellevue.


If you are a lover of jazz, then Opatija is the place to visit every year on the first weekend in July.

Since 2003, at this time of year the town plays host to the Liburnia Jazz Festival, with a program tailored to meet the expectations of even the most demanding audiences.

The distinctive feature of this festival is the Jazz Boat, where you can enjoy your favourite music on a trip along the coast of the Riviera on warm summer nights. There are also numerous concerts on Opatija's terraces.

The main program takes place under a starry sky at Opatija's Open Air Theatre.


The peak of the summer season, July and August, are ideal for sunbathing on a beach where you can soak up the summer sun and relax body and mind.

Surrender to the magic of the sea and visit beaches that offer daily entertainment in their bars, karaoke programs and a wide range of excellent culinary specialties.

In the evening, the town wakes up again, offering a lively nightlife to suit every taste.

The relaxed, laid-back atmosphere continues throughout the summer – come to Opatija and enjoy the holiday of your dreams!