Opatija is located at the centre of a wonderful riviera that stretches more than 20 kilometres along the northern Adriatic coast. Among the many holiday resorts in Croatia, this town can surely be regarded as one of the most beautiful and most attractive destinations.
Opatija is famous for the varied architecture of its splendid Austro-Hungarian villas, each attesting to the town’s most glamorous history. Around these villas, many houses in the traditional Mediterranean style, with their typical charm, and other buildings of more modern design together create the unique combination of past and present that makes Opatija such a delightful place to visit.
Verdant parks filled with plants from all over the world are one of Opatija’s main attractions. Particular attention is given to the appearance, shaping and care of these plants – essential for maintaining the town’s special atmosphere of tranquil harmony.
But the one distinctive feature that makes Opatija so special is its wonderful coastal promenade, the Lungomare, winding 12 kilometres along the coastline in the protective shade of many trees said to be well over a hundred years old. The beauty and quietness of these shaded areas and the seducing rhythm of the waves make it easy for visitors to relax, a perfect setting for unforgettable romantic moments.