General Info

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

Opatija is today a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. A mild and pleasant climate makes Opatija a perfect destination all year long. The town is surrounded by stunning nature. The town of Opatija offers a beautiful view of the sea and the nearby islands of Krk and Cres, which can easily be visited by car or ferry..

Opatija boasts numerous places of interest. The town’s streets are filled with houses distinguished by a specific architecture and with villas from the Habsburg period. This is a renowned wellness destination that continues to attract guests in search of a relaxed atmosphere.

Recommended restaurants in Opatija and in small places close to Opatija:

Bevanda – Opatija

Ruzmarin – Opatija

Yacht club – Opatija

Molo – Opatija

Plavi podrum – Volosko, near Opatija (one of the best restaurants in Croatia)

Nebo (hotel Hilton) – Rijeka, near Opatija, 1 Michelin star

Draga di Lovran – Lovran, near Opatija, 1 Michelin star