Opatija, an elegant tourist destination, is lying at the centre of a Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Its very attractive geographic position, making its warm seas easily accessible from many cities in Central Europe (only about 500 km from Milan, Vienna and Munich), lush green scenery and a pleasant climate (45° 20’ north latitude) were some of the main reasons for its foundation and the quick development of its tourism in late 19th century.
Built mainly at the turn of the 20th century, Opatija has remained in complete harmony with nature right up until the present day. Well-maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade known as the “Lungomare”, well-kept beaches and fountains provide a stunning backdrop for the villas and hotels that can accommodate up to 6.000 guests.
Due to the relatively constant temperature (winter average 7.0 °C, summer average 21.9 °C), high air pressure and constant circulation of air, the climate in Opatija is relaxing and refreshing. The contrasts of the sea and the mountains, the green parks and the blue sea, the old buildings and the modern comforts, lively entertainment venues and quiet excursion destinations all combine to make Opatija and its surroundings a very attractive tourist resort at any time of the year.
The tourist offer of Opatija includes its congress facilities (over 50 meeting rooms which can host up to 900 persons), 11 indoor swimming pools, wellness programmes, a casino, discotheques, a summer theatre with place for 2.000, carnivals, festivals...