Best Things To Do in Opatija, Croatia

Whether you're visiting Opatija for a few days or are a localite, Opatija is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Opatija. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Opatija. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Opatija. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Opatija keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Opatija listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Opatija

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

  1. Lungo

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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. Villa Angiolina And Museum Of Croatian Tourism

    Tags: 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
  8. Art Pavilion Juraj Matija Sporer

    Tags: 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.
  9. Veprinak

    Tags: 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
  10. Church Of The Annunciation Of Mary

    Tags: 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.
  11. St. James Park

    Tags: 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
  12. St. Jacov's Church Or St. James Church

    Tags: 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
  13. Ika


    Tags: 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. 
  14. Astoria Designhotel Opatija Image
    Google Reviews
    John Pope

    Was a walk in for one night. Centrally located in picturesque town. Very reasonably priced compared to other options adjacent. Rooms large and comfortable with clean and service...

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  15. Hotel Jama **** Image
    Google Reviews
    Julio Herrera

    Clean and modern hotel right in the park. Breakfast was good, as was dinner. Loved the room except for the giant window facing into the bathroom, sometimes you just want to go t...

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