Best Things To Do in Opatija, Croatia

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  • Lungo Mare: A walking area on the waterfront.
  • Volosko: A small admirable neighbourhood.
  • The Angiolina Park: Villa Angiolina- A beautiful park set in the aesthetically pleasing villa dating back to e19th century.
  • St. Javoc’s Church: A pleasing 15th century church.
  • Madonna del Mare: A 19th century landmark.


  • Opatija Riveria is great to explore. For an early morning breakfast on the beach, for a soothing sunbath, a quick dip in the crystal clear waters and for admiring the endless beautiful sights.
  • Relax or have a picnic in Sv. Javoc’s Park. Opatija has some great parks and centres for recreation. The Helios and Selena fountains are a great place to spend your evening in Opatija.
  • Opatija has some great nightlife to explore. Apart from the awesome beach parties you can get to, you can try y our luck with the cards. Casino Admiral and Casino Adriatic are some great options you can check out.
  • Galija, Hemingway and Tantra are some of the dazzling clubs shining in the Opatija nightlife.

Below we have a list of things to do in Opatija and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Opatija getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Opatija with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Opatija

Here is the list of things to do in Opatija and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Lungo

    Waterfront, Walking Area

    A pleasing walking area where you can not only admire the beautiful waterfront but also gaze at the alluring villas that adorn the town of Opatija!
  2. Volosko

    4.2 (728 Votes)

    Restaurant, Neighborhoods , Harbour

    A beautiful neighbourhood displaying the culture of the locals is a scenic place to be. You can have some great seafood at the restaurants as you admire the photogenic little harbour. 
  3. Moscenicka Draga

    Outdoors, Beach, Water Body, Hiking Trail

    A beautiful petite village near Croatia- Moscenicka Draga is not a just a beach. Its alluring pedestrian ways, charming promenade and bunch of interesting activities make it ideal for a day-out. With variety of restaurants, cafeterias, bars and even hotels, Moscenicka Draga is one of the best choices for a laid-back picnic day. Activities like Hiking, Boating, diving are available and the water...Read more
  4. Slatina Beach

    Beach, Water Body, Water Sport

    Beautiful coast, waters perfect for a swim, ideal sand for sunbathing and a variety of cafes and restaurants to quench your thirst. Slatina beach is the best place you can be when in Opatija.
  5. Maiden With A Seagull Or Madonna Del Mare

    Outdoors, Waterfront, Landmark, Sculpture

    Known as the symbol of Opatija, this one-time cemetery of a girl of stone was erected in 1956 on the promontory front. The site originally had the sculpture “Madonna Del Mare” which was constructed in 1891 by Croatian sculptor Rathausky from Graz. It was demolished by a storm and a new statue was created later.
  6. Ucka Nature Park

    4.7 (216 Votes)
    Ucka Nature Park

    Outdoors, Park, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Adorning the northernmost spots of Mediterranean area, Mount Ucka in which the Ucka Nature Park is set, is a pleasant highlight of the Istrian Peninsula and the Bay or Kvarner.  Climbing the highest peak of Ucka-Vojak offers a stunning panorama of the Istrian peninsula, northern Adriatic islands, mountains in the Gorski kotar region, and all the way to Venice and the Alps. It is also the s...Read more
  7. St. Jacov's Church Or St. James Church

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Built in early 15th century as a colony of Benedictine monks, the abbey is the origin of name of Opatija. Opatija means Abbey in Croatian language. Renovated several times; little remains of its original structure. A copy of the relief of “Pieta” by Croatian Sculptor Ivan Mestrovic is held in the church. It depicts dying Jesus Christ with his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. Prayers,...Read more
  8. St. James Park

    Park, Fountain, Picnic Spot

    Located just next to the Church of Sveti Jakov (St. James/ St. Jacov/St. Jacob), this park is the centre point of many of Opatija’s prominent buildings like the Hotel Imperial, Hotel Milenij, Juraj Sporer Arts Pavilion, and Hotel Kvarner.  It has several entrances and the park is divided into two parts. The lower part faces the sea in the front of the Juraj Sporer Arts Pavilion where...Read more
  9. Church Of The Annunciation Of Mary

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    This Croatian church was constructed by the urge of Austrians and was completed by Italians. Stunning Neo-Romanesque triple nave structure, a distinct green dome and the national diversity of its creators make it an interesting point to visit.
  10. Villa Angiolina And Museum Of Croatian Tourism

    Museum, Architecture

    One of the finest tourist attractions in Opatija, the grand villa dates back to 1844. Built by a rich merchant Iginio Scarpa from the near-by town of Rijeka, it is one of the oldest buildings in Opatija and one of the most beautiful residential buildings too. Constructed in Palladian style of architecture, the building has a symmetrical and monumental stairway that leads to the area facing towa...Read more
  11. Art Pavilion Juraj Matija Sporer

    Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Exhibition

    A happening hot-spot for the elite to gather, this pavilion was constructed in 1899. Later, it was re-named after the German doctor and writer: Juraj Sporer who strived for the tourism and popularity of Opatija. It is serves as an art gallery with huge exhibition spaces for local artists.
  12. Ika

    4.4 (490 Votes)

    Outdoors, Waterfront, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    A popular fishing and resort town, Ika is known for its 5-star accommodation and elite tourism. Activities like water sports, walking and variety entertainment make it ideal for a peaceful weekend getaway. 
  13. Veprinak

    Church, Outdoors, Beach, View Point

    This is a medieval town at 500 meters elevation from the sea which is an ideal place for a walking trail from Opatija. Untouched nature, stunning view of the Kvarner Bay, Opatija, Rijeka and the mountain chain of Gorski Kotar are some of the highlights of the walking trail. It can be also reached by a city bus and is ideal for a day-out! Attractions include: City Gate The Parish church of St. ...Read more
  14. Kupa