Opatija, an elegant tourist destination, the center of the Riviera with the longest tradition of Croatian tourism. Geoprometan favorable position, enabling its warm seas of Central Europe, about 500 km from Milan, Vienna and Munich, lush vegetation and pleasant climate (45 ° 20 'north latitude) are the most important reasons for the origins and rapid development of tourism in the late 19th century.
Built at the turn of the 19th in the 20th century, until today, has maintained harmony with nature. Parks, illuminated promenade (Promenade 12 km), swimming areas and fountains are the villas and hotels that can accommodate up to 6,000 guests.
Given the relatively constant temperature (winter average 7.0 ° C and 21.9 ° C in summer), high air pressure and constant flow of air, the climate in Opatija is relaxing and invigorating. The contrasts of sea and mountains, green parks and blue sea, old buildings and modern comforts, noisy entertainment venues and quiet resorts make Opatija and its surroundings a very attractive tourist resort at any time of year.
Convention Center (500 and 800 seats), 11 swimming pools, wellness programs, casino, discotheques, a summer theater with seating for 2,000, carnivals, festivals, opportunities for shorter trips to nearby surroundings or all-day in the national parks of Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica or Venice part of Opatija tourism.
Opatija, often called the pearl of the Adriatic, is one of the most popular destinations in Croatia with a tourist tradition of over 160 years. Located along the edge of the Mediterranean, in the Kvarner Bay and the mountainside Ucka gently down to the sea, Opatija with its climate, beautiful architecture, quality hotels, a beautiful manicured parks and promenades provides opportunities for a pleasant stay during the whole year.
The settlement developed around the Benedictine Opatija of St.. James, who first mentioned the 1453rd year. Former Opatija is a village of just 35 houses situated near the church complex. It had only 250 inhabitants oriented towards maritime affairs, agriculture and fisheries. First discovered the magic of Opatija by patrician Iginio Scarpa, who built here the 1844th was his mansion, which he named Villa Angiolina after his late wife, clearing the way for the development of tourism. That was only the beginning.
Under the supervision of the Austro-Hungarian Empire begins rapid growth and development of Opatija. Director Friedrich Schüler and Southern Railway shareholders wanted to increase passenger traffic to the south. Choosing Opatija as the most promising destination, opting for a hotel. In parallel with the construction work at the hotel, we also worked on propagating new spa and climatic health resort, on which is written as the "Austrian Nice". With the hotel were built a pavilion with indoor pool baths in warm sea water baths with separate areas for men and women, and the coastal road from Volosko to Opatija to Lovran a length of 12 km ..
The hotel was opened 27th March 1884. year. Dubbed the Kvarner Hotel, guests are 60 rooms. After construction KVARNER, builds a hotel Kronprinzessin Stephanie. At a time when a number of luxury villas, villas, hotels, pensions, sanatoriums, pavilions, beaches, promenades and parks. Organized by Southern Railway, Opatija 1885th The first congress was held balneologist. On that occasion, it was decided to declare Opatija a climatic health resort, which officially became the 1889th year. That same year, he officially opened the home and "Dawn" with a reading room, which was at that time the center of the Croatian cultural life in Opatija and its surroundings.
In Opatija most eminent physicians of the Monarchy and open sanatoriums, built walkways and baths. Opatija is alongside Nice, Karlovy Vary, Cannes and Biarritz became one of Europe's most important spas of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. Architecture of hotels and villas has historicist neo with occasional examples of Art Nouveau. Mediterranean magic to the building fronts, the size and type of openings (balconies and loggias) and decorations on the fronts. From famous architects in Opatija acted Carlo Conighi (hotel "Marina", 1893.), Max Fabiani (building spas for civil servants in 1897., "Villa Schwegel" in bullock, around 1906.) And Viennese architect Karl Seidl, who around 1910. building a large number of villas, hotels and more public buildings (District Court, the hotel "Atlantica", etc.) in a simplified form, trying to adjust to the local building tradition and landscape.
Here they stayed kings and emperors, writers, philosophers, writers, poets and musicians. Mention of Emperor Franz Joseph, Emperor William II, queen of Romania Elisabeth poet that his poems were published under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva, then the empress Sissi, writers AP Chekhov and James Joyce, dancer Isadora Duncan, the composers Gustav Mahler and Giacomo Puccini. See and be seen - for this is to Opatija.
After II. World War, tourism in Opatija orientated to the summer season and the development of conventions. Through all this time, Opatija has its importance as a destination that offers something special to offer. Will win you - superb convention facilities, quality accommodation, wellness center for relaxation and friendly and professional staff that will do their best to meet all your wishes. Do not forget the gastronomy of traditional recipes, meals and first-class wines. Meet Opatija, Opatija and let you know!
|12 kilometer coastal walkway connects the town of Opatija Riviera - Opatija, Ika, Icici, Opatija and Volosko. Undisturbed by traffic, the walk is a chance to relax and experience a typical Mediterranean landscape. Decorating walkways began 1885th and was finished in 1889. when the Opatija was declared a health resort.|
|Park Ucka includes mountain range Ucka and part Cicarija total area of 160 km2. The highest peak is Vojak (1396 m) where the tower is located at a lookout point and souvenir shops. Peak Reef Park is of great importance and value of the specific geological origin and a number of rare and endemic plant and animal species. Especially interesting are the old forest of chestnut (maroon), beech forests (pre-mountainous and coastal) and various types of herbs and fruits. Inside the park there is a geomorphological natural monument "Vela Draga" to which a geological educational trail. In the Park are marked by 50-odd climbers and 8 trails for mountain biking. For the purposes of sport climbing on limestone pillars and rocks canyon Vela Draga is regulated by 60-odd climbing routes. Suspension of flying gliders and paragliders are regulated by the alt Brgud and Vojak.|
|The advantage of Opatija and njegeov geographical position which allows you to form one-day trip to visit our beautiful national parks (Plitvice, Brioni or Risnjak), Istrian coast and its charming towns, islands of Krk, Cres, Rab, Postojna Cave in Slovenia, Venice in Italy , and many other places ...|
|Opatija and surroundings offer you the possibility to practice many sports: tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, trekking, rock climbing, Cycling, Diving, Paintball, Trike flying, mini rafting ...|
- 13000 habitants
- The mild climate
- Mediterranean vegetation
- Favorable geographical position
- Beatiful Villas
- Known by famous villas
- Island Krk
- Island Cres
- Island Rab
- Venice, Italy
- Mountain Biking
- Free climbing
- Sea kayak
- Trike flying