Lookalike for Nice on the French Riviera

Croatia Opatija

Opatija is a cocktail of history, great boutique shopping, restaurants and bars and is the longest established resort in the Kvarner region..  A place of grand Austro Hungarian villas and hotels and manicured gardens.

Often doubles as a Nice (French Riviera) lookalike, the film Diana was made here.

It is stylish, sophisticated yet fun too and there are some cool bars, nightclubs and casinos.  The Lungo Mare is a waterfront promenade, 12kms long which goes as far as Lovran to the west and Volosko to the east.

Beaches are usually of smoothed rock or concrete variety and the spa tradition is strong here.  Opatija has its own Thalassotherapy centre and most hotels offer excellent spa opportunities too.

Opatija is the home of the Kvarner Festival and there are also frequent outdoor concerts from May to October.

In Short

♦ Oozes Belle Epoque heady romance.

♦ Festival Kvarner.  Free tickets for September for Prestige guests.

♦ Fabulous Promenade.  

♦ Bars with your feet in the Adriatic.

♦ Elegant Shopping.

♦ Spa and Chocolate Culture.

♦ Memorable.

♦ Best for adults.

♦ Lots of history

♦ Beautiful architecture.