Opatija is situated in the Gulf of Kvarner in a sheltered position at the foot of Učka mountain, with Vojak peak at 1401 m. It is located 90 km from Trieste by rail and 82 km from Pula by road. It is a popular summer and winter resort, with average temperatures of 10 °C in winter, and 25 °C in summer. Opatija is surrounded by beautiful woods of bay laurel. The whole sea-coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts. Opatija is a fashionable Adriatic tourist resort. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels, former villas and private summer residences that have been turned into beautiful hotels, wellness centres, congress halls, and swimming pools.
I have been all over Croatia and Opatija is by far the best place to visit, classy and beautiful.
Review by Livie
Love this place. Love Opatija, people, everything. Opatija riviera is beautiful. In January, Opatija is having a carnival. Starts from 24. January to 18. February. This is one of my favorite places in the world, and I often come here.