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Opatija – History and style in Croatia

Historic Opatija

Opatija's modern history began over 160 years ago. Thanks to its mild climate and prime location, the city quickly became a gathering spot for the elite, especially for Austro-Hungarian nobility, which included Franz Joseph I, one of Opatija's most famous guests.

In 1884, Hotel Kvarner was the first hotel constructed along the Adriatic coastline. Over the years, building of hotels and villas continued as the demand for lodging in the seafront city increased. Opatija had become a fashionable retreat.

Today, that has not changed. You can still see the Austro-Hungarian influence in the city's architecture and feel the vibe of those times all over town.

Opatija accommodation

Finding quality accommodation in Opatija is easy. Seafront rooms, cozy romantic quarters and spacious suites for families are all available and are guaranteed to ensure a memorable stay on the Croatian Riviera.

The city has become quite popular choice for a destination wedding in Croatia because of the surrounding natural beauty and excellent services in the hotels. Business is also booming in Opatija as many of the hotels provide conference centers to handle outings of all sizes.

From budget-friendly rooms to five-star suites, Opatija has something for every traveler.

Why Opatija?

With a central location, Opatija is easy to reach from many major European cities and airports. The city's mild climate makes the region an enjoyable stay all year around.

The close proximity to the sea and mountains provides countless options for activities and entertainment for all ages. Opatija has always been known as a destination for wellness. Some of the top revitalizing wellness and spa centers in the region can be found here.

Add in the coastal promenade Lungomare, clean beaches, green parks, fine dining and the cultural aspect, and you get a city packed with enjoyable and entertaining options. Countless monuments and sites fill the city including Villa Angiolina, St. Jacob's Church, Slatina Fountain and the Croatian Walk of Fame, among many others.

What to see and do in Opatija?

  • The Lungomare, the seafront promenade
  • Historic sites such as the Maiden with the Seagull and the Fountain of Helios and Selena
  • Famous green parks such as the Park of St. Jacob and Park Angiolina
  • Carnival celebration each January-February
  • Outdoor summer concerts and theater
  • Top wellness hotels on the Opatija Riviera
  • Hotels catered to weddings and business outings
  • Sun-filled days at the pristine beaches, including Slatina (the central beach)

Featured Accommodation

Located in Opatija

Remisens Hotel Admiral

Home to the only marina in Opatija, Remisens Hotel Admiral boasts a stylish look with great views.

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Located in Opatija

Remisens Hotel Kristal

The sea views from Remisens Hotel Kristal and the nearby coastal promenade are unforgettable.

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Remisens Premium Villa Abbazia

The Remisens Premium Villa Abbazia, renovated in 2018, is located next to the Remisens Premium Grand Hotel Palace and close to the main town beach.

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