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Riviera Opatija

Opatija is amongst one of Croatia's most beautiful resorts. Opatija Riviera, hiding deep in the protection of the Kvarner Bay, belongs to the Kvarner region despite the fact that it geographically lies on the peninsula of Istria. On the east coast of the peninsula, the Opatija Riviera boasts a wide variety of and differing natures. Opatija is surrounding not only by the clear waters of the Adriatic, but also by the imposing Ucka massif. Also surrounding the Riviera is the Gorski Kotar region which has a great display of dense forests and wonderful lakes.

Opatija, which is distinguished by the unique flair of the old Danube monarchy, has nearly 12,000 inhabitants and is one of the oldest and most fashionable resorts in the country. Magnificent villas and unique churches dating back mostly to the 19th century originated during the Danube monarchy. Today, these architecturally stunning buildings characterize the city as well as many other places in the Kvarner Bay. Examples of these marvelous works include the Saint Jakob Park with houses a  neo-baroque marble fountain from the 19th century and the ancient Church of Christ.

Not far from Opatija, also directly on the Kvarner Bay, lies the picturesque, glamorously famous seaside resort of Lovran. Lovran is surrounded by pine forests and native trees, which give the place its incomparable Mediterranean character. Narrow streets and centuries-old buildings give the old city a romantic ambiance, while the beaches are considered the cleanest and most beautiful in the region.

Another resort on the Opatija Riviera is Moscenicka Draga, a small port town on the Kvarner bay. The resort is renowned for its tranquility and its very popular beautiful two kilometer long pebble beach. A nudist beach is located in the immediate vicinity. Moscenicka Draga is especially known for its culinary tradition. The Draga scampi are a delight for gourmet enthusiasts.

Opatija has a mild climate and therefore offers year-round perfect

Opatija is amongst one of Croatia's most beautiful resorts. Opatija Riviera, hiding deep in the protection of the Kvarner Bay, belongs to the Kvarner region despite the fact that it geographically lies on the peninsula of Istria. On the east coast of the peninsula, the Opatija Riviera boasts a wide variety of and differing natures. Opatija is surrounding not only by the clear waters of the Adriatic, but also by the imposing Ucka massif. Also surrounding the Riviera is the Gorski Kotar region which has a great display of dense forests and wonderful lakes.

Opatija, which is distinguished by the unique flair of the old Danube monarchy, has nearly 12,000 inhabitants and is one of the oldest and most fashionable resorts in the country. Magnificent villas and unique churches dating back mostly to the 19th century originated during the Danube monarchy. Today, these architecturally stunning buildings characterize the city as well as many other places in the Kvarner Bay. Examples of these marvelous works include the Saint Jakob Park with houses a  neo-baroque marble fountain from the 19th century and the ancient Church of Christ.

Not far from Opatija, also directly on the Kvarner Bay, lies the picturesque, glamorously famous seaside resort of Lovran. Lovran is surrounded by pine forests and native trees, which give the place its incomparable Mediterranean character. Narrow streets and centuries-old buildings give the old city a romantic ambiance, while the beaches are considered the cleanest and most beautiful in the region.

Another resort on the Opatija Riviera is Moscenicka Draga, a small port town on the Kvarner bay. The resort is renowned for its tranquility and its very popular beautiful two kilometer long pebble beach. A nudist beach is located in the immediate vicinity. Moscenicka Draga is especially known for its culinary tradition. The Draga scampi are a delight for gourmet enthusiasts.

Opatija has a mild climate and therefore offers year-round perfect holiday conditions that hardly leave anything to be desired. In addition, lush subtropical vegetation thrives in the mild climate, which has proved to be a reason for the Riviera's rich and enormous flora variety. Active vacationers looking for a challenge should try hiking through the Ucka mountains above the Opatija Riviera- a nature park which attracts hundreds of climbers and hikers a year. The mountainous region of Ucka is under natural protection and also provides the perfect conditions for extended hiking and biking tours. There is a viewing platform on top of the Vojak mountain, which guarantees a wonderful view of the Kvarner Bay, the Cres, Krk and Losinj islands, the Slovenian Julian Alps and the Dolomites. There is even a launch pad for para-gliders at the summit.

As a popular holiday region, the Opatija Riviera has convinced tourists of its charm through its numerous beaches on the Adriatic. The beaches turquoise blue waters shimmer as much as the hearts of its visitors beat. Whether using the beach's facilities or relaxing on the pebble or sand beaches, tourists here feel right at home. In these simple times when your soul relaxes, you have the feeling that you want to leave your everyday life behind. As your heart gentle pumps, there are active vacationers who keep their hearts pumping through water sports or beach volleyball.

For entertainment, there is a wide range of events, such as the traditional chestnut, asparagus and church festivals. For those looking to go out in the evening there are plenty of cozy bars and cafés which are mainly located in the city center and the waterfront.
Whether directly on the beach, along the 12 km long beach promenade (Lungomare), which goes from Volosko to Lovran, or in the center, you should not miss an opportunity to let the Croatian cuisine satisfy your taste buds. The local food, especially various fresh fish dishes, give this already impressive stay its finishing touches. If you want to enjoy first-class prepared seafood, a short trip to the islands of Losinj and Cres, which are quickly accessible by ferry or boat, is definitely worthwhile.

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