Interesting facts and recommendations

About Opatija

Opatija is a charming seaside town with a rich history and culture. Located in the Kvarner Bay, it is an oasis of many unique locations, monuments, colourful parks and idyllic villas. With the longest tradition in tourism, it has been a popular destination since the 19th century, where members of the European aristocracy found a place for the ideal vacation. In the immediate vicinity of Opatija is the city of Rijeka (10 km), while Zagreb, where is the nearest airport, is only 2 hours’ drive away (175 km).

Discover the rich history of the most romantic town on the Adriatic through the numerous sights that Opatija offers: Villa Angiolina, Maiden with the seagull, Park of St. Jacob, Church of St. James, Madonna del Mare and many others. The Protector of Opatija is St. Jacob, whose day, July 25th, Opatija also celebrates as the City Day.


15th – 18th of June 2018 OPATIJA

16th – 25th of June 2018 ROVINJ

Ready for the ultimate dance explosion?

International dance festival, located in two picturesque and romantic seaside towns – Opatija and Rovinj, offers a completely new insight into the world of sensual Caribbean and Latino dances. Learn something new and dance in the hot months with steps of salsa, bachata and kizomba. With the unavoidable romantic beaches, clear sea, the Mediterranean climate, excellent food, dance workshops and all-day parties, Summer sensual days is certainly an excellent introduction to the summer!


29th of June – 2nd of July 2018

RetrOpatija is a musical time machine devoted to key music styles that marked the decades of the last century. The festival, during which swing, rockabilly, rock & roll, jazz and disco notes all meet, brings together top performers from both the domestic and foreign stage, dancers, street musicians, pin-up girls, jugglers, old Vespas, fićek’s, old-timers and tens of thousands of visitors. Join the biggest party this summer and do not forget your dance shoes!