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.