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Excursions from Opatija

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National parks Plitvice Lakes and Brijuni Islands

Plitvice LakesCroatia has many national and nature parks. Some of them are close to Opatija and are ideal for a one day visit. The Plitvice Lakes is one of the most beautiful and the oldest national parks in Croatia. It is under UNESCO protection and consists of 16 lakes connected via waterfalls.

Brijuni National ParkIf you are up for some sightseeing of archaeological and cultural sites embedded into amazing natural ambience just visit the Brijuni National Park, which is actually a group of fourteen small islands in western Istria. It is an oasis of the magnificent harmony between man, animal and plant life.

Take a day trip to Istria

If you are looking for great wines and a unique dining experience then Istria is the place you are looking for. Take one day to visit the Wine Roads and taste wines that won international awards, as well as ones made by the locals at their places of residence. Top it all off with a lunch at one of the many agro-tourism restaurants that offer various local delicacies.

RovinjIf you feel more like sightseeing then visit the most beautiful cities of the region – Pula, Rovinj and Porec. In Pula you can admire the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheater, the Temple of Augustus and other architectural wonders from various epochs. Rovinj, is also known as the “Artists paradise”, is situated on a small peninsula and is probably the most romantic town in Istria.

In Porec, the Byzantine Euphrasian Basilica stands out as a ‘must-see’ part of architecture.

Boat tours

Enrich your holiday on the Riviera and take some of the exciting boat excursions from Opatija. Visit two islands of the Kvarner Bay in one day: the largest Croatian island of Krk, full of history and beautiful nature, and Cres with its beautiful inlets and fabulous beaches.

You can also take a shorter boat trip and discover the Opatija Riviera from the sea - excursions such as “fish picnic” are fun and perfect for families while couples can take a romantic boat ride and enjoy Opatija by night.

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