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Opatija Travel Guide, Croatia

Opatija is a town in the west of Croatia, near another Adriatic city, Rijeka, and just a few kilometers away from the border with Slovenia and Italy. Its varied surroundings, the Gulf of Kvaner and the Učka mountains makes this place a charming setting to visit. The city is located on the Istrian peninsula, being a famous resort during summer and winter time, due to its mild climate.

Opatija, Travel Guide- Transportation

Right after choosing your destination, you should gather as much information as you can about all the possibilities you have to reach that place. When it comes to Opatija, you have multiple variants. If you prefer the fast and comfortable trip by plane, then you can search for a cheap flight to the nearest airport you can find in Rijeka, 45 minutes away from Opatija. However, it is recommended to choose Zagreb airport, which has very good connections from all European airports. From there, you can opt for rent-a-car, but you should keep in mind that reservations should be done before arriving to Croatia. If you want to take a taxi, you should pay attention to whom you address yourself when asking for it. It is safer and wiser to get the help of an official representative found behind the information desk in the airport.

Opatija, Travel Guide- Points of Interest

The first place you should see when arriving to Opatija is the sea-coast. It holds something charming in it, due to its crystal-clear water, colorful hotels and intimate coffee houses. Although Opatija is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, no beach has made its way here. If you want to take a sun bath, there is only a small part of the sea coast covered by sand. However, the amazing trip you can take on the promontory, known as the "Lungomare" makes up for the lack of the usual characteristics such a summer resort should have. Among the most popular tourist destinations Opatija and its surroundings have to offer, rendering the tourists bewitched are Hemingway Bar, the Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak National Park, and the Croatian Museum of Tourism.

As other amazing cities are only a few kilometers away from Opatija, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit them as well. After taking a look at Rijeka Travel Guide and Pula Travel Guide, you will have all the information necessary in order to make your future trips perfect.

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  • lindamuraOpatija, the best place to go in Croatia
    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Located on the east coast of the Istrian peninsula, 150 km from Zagreb, below the mountain and Nature Park Učka and on the Kvarner bay coast, Opatija is a very popular resort for the locals as well as for Italians, Germans, Austrians and other neighbors. It is easy to get here no matter where...
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