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Set between the sea and the mountains, Opatija is a renowned 19th-century wellness resort with lots of aristocratic charms. During the belle epoque it was famous for drawing celebrities and VIPs from across Europe, and today you’ll still notice plenty of opulence in the glamourous villas along with picturesque churches and impressive monuments. Stroll the Lungomare, the town’s seaside promenade, for breath-taking views of the mansions on one side, and stunning views of the sea and Kvarner coast on the other.

Opatija At A Glance

Population of Opatija: 11.659

What to See in Opatija: Stroll the Lungomare seaside promenade; waterside St. James Park with colourful flowers and a famous neo-baroque fountain with sculptures of Helios and Selene; Villa Angiolina, the oldest villa in the city.

Towns or islands to visit near Opatija: Pula, Rovinj and Ljubljana, Slovenia; the islands of Krk, Losinj, Cres and Rab


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Cruises visiting Opatija

  • 7 Night Signature Dubrovnik to Opatija Cruise

    Explore the full length of the magnificent Croatian coast from Dubrovnik to Opatija. Enjoy a highly...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,895
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Signature Opatija Return Cruise

    Explore the best of undiscovered Croatian from elegant Opatija, discovering the spectacular Plitvice...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,795
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 Night Signature Opatija to Dubrovnik Cruise

    Explore the full length of the stunning Croatian coast on this Signature one-way cruise from Opatija...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,895
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch

Twin & Multi-Centre Holidays to Opatija

  • Opatija, Rovinj & Pula 8 Night Multi Centre Holiday

    3 nights in elegant Opatija, 3 nights in charming Rovinj & 2 nights in historic Pula, staying...
    • 8 nights
    • Price From: £1,295
    • Board: B&B
  • 7 night – Rovinj & Opatija Honeymoon

    Escape the crowds and discover the best of Istria on this fantastic 2-centre holiday staying in...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,495
    • Board: B&B
  • Rovinj & Opatija Twin Centre Holiday

    Escape the crowds and discover the best of Istria on this fantastic 2-centre holiday staying in...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,295
    • Board: B&B
  • Zagreb, Plitvice & Opatija Multi Centre Holiday

    2 nights in historic Zagreb, 2 nights in spectacular Plitvice Lakes & 3 nights in elegant Opatija,...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,295
    • Board: B&B

Things to do in Dubrovnik

  • Opatija Walk of Fame

    Take a Stroll Down the Walk of Fame

    While Opatija’s Walk of Fame may not come with the names of glamourous Hollywood stars, it’s really no less interesting. Launched in 2005, it honours many legendary Croatian names as a symbolic tribute to all those whose cultural, artistic, scientific or sporting endeavours have contributed significantly to the promotion of Croatia around the world. Just of few of the names that have been honoured include inventor Nikola Tesla, tennis great Goran Ivanišević and poet Tin Ujević.

  • Opatija Lungomare

    Enjoy the Views, Beaches and Mansions Along the Lungomare

    The shaded promenade that follows the rocky coast for 7.4 miles is a must visit. Even if you don’t have time to walk the entire length between Volosko and nearby Lovran, you’ll want to take advantage of at least a short trek, to enjoy the enchanting views with towering mansions and villas, some abandoned with others transformed into luxury hotels, along with stretches of beach and the beautiful sea views in an area where the riviera is at its best.

  • Villa Angiolina Opatija

    Visit the Museum of Croatian Tourism and Its Breath-Taking Surroundings

    Villa Angiolina was once the heart of the high society crowd that came to visit in the 19th-century, built in 1844, with guests like Emperor Franz Jozef himself. Today it serves as the Museum of Croatian Tourism, preserving memories of its fascinating past. The building itself is one of the grandest in the city, with remarkable frescos, gilded mirrors and geometric floor mosaics. It showcases a permanent collection of posters, brochures, postcards and old photos that trace the history of tourism.

Hotels in Opatija