Opatija

Travel Guide
Opatija showing a garden and heritage architecture

This chic oceanfront resort is known for its elegant Belle Époque architecture, renowned seafood restaurants and year-round mild climate.

Opatija is a popular resort town with a history of tourism dating back more than 150 years. At its center sit several grand pastel-colored villas and elegant buildings, with architectural styles ranging from classical to Baroque, Venetian and Gothic. Stroll along the romantic Lungomare coastal promenade, swim at Slatina Beach and visit famous seafood restaurants in Volosko.

This town was a sleepy fishing village until the mid-19th century when a rich merchant, Iginio Scarpa, built the lavish Villa Angiolina as a vacation getaway. Later, the railway arrived at Opatija and authorities began developing and promoting the town as an elite vacation destination for European nobles and aristocrats. As you explore, look for hints of its opulent past in the extravagant Austro-Hungarian architecture.

Trace the resort town’s history at the impeccably restored Villa Angiolina and various other longstanding tourist establishments, such as Hotel Kvarner and Hotel Imperial. Opatija’s main street, Maršala Tita, has additional examples of lavish Austro-Hungarian architecture.

Stop at Slatina Beach, where vacationers congregate to swim and sunbathe. Take a walk along the Lungomare, an oceanfront promenade stretching for 7.5 miles (12 kilometers). This attractive tree-lined trail leads past ornate oceanfront villas and offers access to scenic rocky coves.

North of Opatija lies the old fishing village of Volosko. Stop at its lauded seafood restaurants, which serve fish fresh from the harbor. In the center of town, museums and churches, including the Croatian Museum of Tourism in Villa Angiolina and the 15th-century St. Jakov’s Church, provide indoor entertainment for a rare rainy day.

For a more challenging outdoor adventure, hike up Mount Učka. The forested slopes of the mountain can be seen looming above the Opatija skyline. Follow one of several trails leading to its summit.

Opatija is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Rijeka. It is relatively small and best explored on foot. There is no train station in the village, so use regular bus services departing from Rijeka to get here.

Hotel Istra - Liburnia
Hotel Istra - Liburnia
3 out of 5
Maršala Tita 143, Opatija
The price is $61 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Nestled on the beach, this Opatija hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kvarner Gulf, Slatina Beach, and Church of the Annunciation of Mary. Croatian Walk of ...
4/5Very Good! (41 reviews)
"Very good location"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Hotel Istra - Liburnia
Hotel Ambasador - Liburnia
Hotel Ambasador - Liburnia
5 out of 5
Feliksa Persica 5, Opatija
The price is $126 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Nestled on the beach, this Opatija hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Rosalia, Port of Opatija, and Park Angiolina. Kvarner Gulf and Open Air Summer ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (386 reviews)
"Nice room, clean pools and spa ,perfect food…we ll come back"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Hotel Ambasador - Liburnia
ASTORIA Designhotel Opatija by OHM Group
ASTORIA Designhotel Opatija by OHM Group
4 out of 5
Ulica Maršala Tita 174, Opatija
The price is $90 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Located in the heart of Opatija, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Slatina Beach and Kvarner Gulf. Church of the Annunciation of Mary and Croatian Walk ...
4.1/5Very Good! (133 reviews)
"Good location clean friendly beautiful area"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

ASTORIA Designhotel Opatija by OHM Group
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Apartmani Kestenovi dvori
Apartmani Kestenovi dvori
3 out of 5
Opric 74, Opatija
The price is $54 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in a regional park, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kvarner Gulf, Lovran Old Town, and Lovran Harbour. Ucka Nature Park is 2.3 mi (3.6 ...
3/5 (9 reviews)
Hillside apartment
"Good sized apartment and porch. Free parking. Lovely view"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Apartmani Kestenovi dvori
Villa AltaVista, Opatija - Seaview & Relax with Heated Pool and Private MiniGolf
Villa AltaVista, Opatija - Seaview & Relax with Heated Pool and Private MiniGolf
5 out of 5
Korici ulica 202, Opatija, Primorsko-goranska
This family-friendly Opatija villa is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ucka Nature Park and Kvarner Gulf. Lovran Old Town and Lovran Harbour are ...
Villa AltaVista, Opatija - Seaview & Relax with Heated Pool and Private MiniGolf
Plaza Apartments
Plaza Apartments
4 out of 5
Ulica Maršala Tita 128, Opatija, Primorsko-goranska županija
The price is $5,196 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Slatina Beach and Kvarner Gulf. Juraj Matija Sporer Art Pavilion and Croatian Walk ...
Plaza Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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