You have arrived in Opatija! We will not ask you why you decided to visit this area, because we know that there are many good reasons for doing so. Now it is up to you to choose whether you want to experience all or just part of the Opatija Riviera? Or did you come here with a specific goal? Maybe you are a gourmet? Or a sailing enthusiast? Do you want to learn more about the town's architectural heritage? Do you want to relax body and soul? Are you looking for entertainment? Would you like to become acquainted with the local customs? To attend some interesting events? Or would you just like to enjoy your morning cup of coffee on one of Opatija's terraces and then take your towel and enjoy the summer sun on a beach, before rounding off your day with a glass of wine in the evening accompanied by music that invites you to dance?
We could go on like this forever, for Opatija really offers all this. The town's charming cafés and hotel terraces will welcome you at any time of the day. The local restaurants offer a wide range of fish and meat specialities, traditional dishes, a variety of pizzas and homemade ice cream. If you are looking for the perfect wellness experience, there are various Oriental, Thai, Chinese and medical massages on offer in the elegant wellness centres of Opatija's hotel chains. The central harbour and nearby small harbours offer various opportunities, including boat trips, excursions to nearby islands, or sailing. If you are interested in other types of sport, Opatija now boasts a brand new multifunctional sports hall. To learn more about current events in the town and on the Riviera, we recommend you visit the Tourist Information Centre.
The Open Air Theatre is the perfect venue for jazz, musicals, theatrical performances and spectacular concerts. In winter, this structure is transformed into an ice rink just a few steps from the sea.
If you came here to benefit from the area's climate, which was one of the reasons why the Opatija Riviera emerged as a popular tourist resort in the late 19th century, you can rest assured that the climate here is indeed ideal. Situated at the top of Kvarner Bay, Opatija lies well-sheltered at the foot of Mount Učka, which rises to an elevation of 1,400 metres above sea level. If you need a breath of fresh mountain air, a trip to Učka is always a good idea. From there, you can see how Opatija looks from above. You can also look at the other side, into Istria – but that is the beginning of a completely different story.