The Opatija Riviera offers a beautiful location between the stunning panorama of the Učka Mountains and the endless blue sea. In this relatively short stretch of coastline lies a series of resorts which each delight with a series of extraordinary details. Opatija, at the centre, is an elegant destination and the resort with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Its advantageous location, flourishing vegetation and pleasant climate are the reasons for the beginning and boom of tourism at the end of the 19th century. Much of Opatija was built during this period and it has preserved a discreet harmony with nature through to the present day. Its parks, illuminated seawall promenade (the 12km "Lungomare"), exquisite beaches and beautiful fountains are a picture frame for Opatija's numerous villas and hotels.
Opatija is situated in the Kvarner Bay, the point where the Mediterranean cuts deepest into Central Europe, into the foot of the Učka Mountain (1,401m). Because of its relatively stable temperatures (winter average: 7°C, summer average: 22°C), its high pressure and constant circulation of air, Opatija´s climate is calming and refreshing. The contrast of the sea and mountains, the greenery of its parks (full of cedars, palms, magnolias, wisteria and mimosa) and the blueness of the water, the old buildings and modern comfort, fun amusement parks and quiet resorts make Opatija and its surroundings captivating for tourists all year long.
Where to stay
Hotel Villa Kapetanović is located above the picturesque village of Volosko with a spectacular view over the Kvarner islands - comfortable rooms, a spa centre and an outdoor pool.
The luxurious 4-star Hotel Bristol is situated in the centre of Opatija, only a few steps from the sea. Recently renovated with spacious rooms and suites reflectling the elegance of the architectural ...
The Villa Ariston Hotel, surrounded by a beautiful park, is one of the most charming and outstanding hotels on the Opatija Riviera.
The Hotel Savoy is located in the centre of Opatija, just above the sea; it is a luxury hotel, open all year round.
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