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Frequently called the Nice of the Adriatic, Opatija is one of the best known tourist resorts in Croatia and simultaneously the town with the longest tourist tradition along the east coast of the Adriatic. In 1883 Opatija became the first place along the Adriatic to introduce tourist statistics.

To be honest - I dont like coastal town like this. I would never go to such place in summer because it's to crowded. But I like it in spring and winter when there's really few tourists.You can walk along Lungomare in peace, listening to seagulls,feeding them...



The first hotel in Opatija, the Kvarner Hotel, was built in 1884 next to the coast with the help of Austrian finance. It was followed by others and today Opatija has around 20 hotels and many catering and sports and recreation facilities.



Due to its relatively moderate climate, Opatija's tourist capacities attract guests in both summer and winter. Take a walk along the 12-km coastal promenade (lungomare), go swimming or perhaps visit one of the many restaurants, take in an international sailing regatta – in short, the visitor to Opatija can choose from a wide range of options.

  • Last visit to Opatija: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 22, 2005
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 8:56 AM

    Comprehensive coverage of Opatija. Compelling, colorful photographs of this charming place. What a gorgeous hotel. Love your honesty about the dog dropping problem. Dynamic travelogues. Loved photo of fountain with frozen water.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:01 PM

    It seems Opatija has some very pretty sights--especially along the water! The hotels look great, too...very scenic area!

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    Lovely page, i thougt i'd better check out Croatia, i'm off there next July and i like what i see so far, all the best Cliffie

  • Jun 23, 2006 at 12:24 AM

    wow!! 12 km of Lungomare!! I'd like to walk along it (I hope to do it in august). And I hope i will avoid to step to dog's sh*t :-)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2006 at 9:18 AM

    I'd like to come with you to Opatija... Ciao!

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2005 at 3:29 AM

    Nikada nisam bila u Opatiji, i cini mi se da ce se uskoro taj propust ispraviti! Divna stranica!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 12:20 PM

    It's easy to see why Opatija has been a hit with tourists for so long. Your pictures capture this city well.

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2005 at 8:43 PM

    I spent a couple of days on my honeymoon in Opatija and we stayed at the Hotel Kvarner. Your pages were fun memories for me! We had a sea view, too, but a VERY incomfortable sofa bed!

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 5:25 AM

    Your beautiful pics reminded me of wonderful trips we made to your beautiful country.Thankyou, Diana

  • Enzyme_X's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    Vidim, da si bila na naših koncih. Par tednov nazaj smo ravno ujel en lep vikend in smo šli na sprehod po Opatiji in odprli sezono sladoledov. Super stran. Ciao, Samo

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