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Opatija

Known as the pearl of the Adriatic Sea, with its rich history, elegance and unrivalled beauty, Opatija has become one the most popular holiday seaside towns in Croatia. Located in the Kvarner Bay, at the foot of the Mount Ucka and some 15 km from Rijeka, it’s 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. Explore the many boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, cafes and gelato kiosks of this charming resort.

  • 1 hr 15 minsfrom Pula
Opatija
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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Opatija

Istrian cuisine is very natural and simple, taking key ingredients fresh from the land and sea. If you want to sample something truly Istrian, try the prsut – a cured ham which all Istrian’s are proud of. The seafood is always fresh and delicious, and sample something rare and native – the Istrian truffle – usually used to flavour pasta and meat.

Restaurant Types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Buffet
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Opatija

Opatija is a lively town with many shops, bars and restaurants on the seafront, as well as street entertainers. There are also a cocktail bars and nightclub, so there is enetertainment to be found for people of all ages.

Shops & Facilities

General Services

  • Post office
  • Banks
  • Petrol station
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Mini market

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy

High Street

  • Boutiques
  • Jewellery
  • ATM's

Beauty

  • Hairdresser

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Opatija

Botanical gardens

For flower enthusiasts, be sure to visit St. James Park, almost 4 hectares of beautiful botanical gardens with around 150 different plant species.

The educational Ucka Nature Park is free to the public and is abundant with many species of flora and fauna.

Water Parks

Istralandia, located between Buje and Novigrad is an award-winning waterpark, with pools, flumes, entertainment and eateries. A fun day in the sunshine for all the family.

Other excursions

Opatija Oldtimer tour runs for free every Tuesday eveing during the month of July. In front of the hotel Milenij, the Liburnia Classic Club from Opatija wait with five historic vehicles to take guests for a free 25-minute ride around Opatija. A sightseeing tour of sorts with the pleasure of riding in a historic vehicle that nowadays presents a rarity. The guests of Opatija may enjoy this offer in the period from 7:30 p.m. till 10 p.m.

Churches / Cathedrals

St. James Church and the Church of the Annunciation.

Architecture

Created in 1956, in Opatija there is a great famous sculpture called the "Girl with a seagull" located on a cliff by the sea.

The fountain Helios and Selena, set in the park opposite the church of St. Jacob was sculpted by Hans Rathautskog and represents the Sun and The Moon

Activities

Activities at Opatija

Land activities:

Fishing, Horse riding

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