Opatija, Croatia

Opatija, Croatia

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You're shore to ship out of Opatija in tip-top shape.

Don't worry, be healthy, when visiting Opatija, a quaint Croatian town on the Adriatic Sea. In the 19th century, it was a fashionable wellness resort town where Eastern European socialites came to get happy and healthy. And you'll totally see why when you breathe the fresh air and admire the area's natural beauty. Many Opatija vacation rentals offer sea views, and you can soak in more scenery when you cruise the Lungomare coastline promenade. Lots of villas are beautiful examples of Belle Epoque architecture, and, since Opatija is the Croation word for "abbey," you'll also see some historical churches.

Getting fit is a big hit on this Croatian coast

You'll find a pebble for your thoughts (and then some) when you lie on a sunlounger atop Opatija's rocky beaches. Many of them have waterfront dining, while Lido Beach has an open-air movie theater, and Ichichi Beach has sand and a playground. Most Opatija vacation rentals will put you in walking distance of a wellness center or spa, which you'll heart after a day of hiking at Ucka Nature Park. And we can't forget the food. From spring asparagus to fall chestnuts, and a Chocolate Festival in December, you'll have memorable meals you can wash down with some Croatian wine.

So many charming spots packed into one cozy coastline

Little Opatija has a lot to see while you wander the winding streets. There's Villa Angiolina, a museum that was Opatijah's very first holiday home in 1844, and the gardens around the villa are simply grand. Put on your boots made for walkin', because the 100-year-old Lungomare promenade along the turquoise waters is worth a stroll or several. From there you can see the Maiden with the Seagull statue, or roll the dice at Rosalia Casino. Finally, ferry off to the nearby islands of Krk and Cres for sunbathing or swimming in the crystal clear sea.

Opatija's climate is practically perfect in every way

The only thing you'll love more than the pleasant Mediterranean climate is the balmy sea water in the summer. These stunningly blue waters are cool enough to refresh you, and warm enough for some long swims. So you can probably deduce that summer is a popular time for this seaside town. Temps are in the 70s and 80s, and a number of summer festivals, like Festival Opatija and the Fireworks Festival, really draw the crowds to this coastline. It typically rains in June, August, September, and especially November. Winter is chilly but hardly bracing, with temps in the low 40s.

This water's so clear you could find heaven in it

Cruise along this Croatian coast and you'll find narrow pebble beaches leading into clear water, with a cute cove here and there. And clear water is an understatement: the counterclockwise current of the Adriatic Sea keeps the eastern side immaculate. Marine life thrives in these clean waters, so you might spot an endangered monk seal or sea turtle. Opatija gets a lil' rocky too: there are cliffs and mountains, including the 5,000-foot Mount Ucka, which a popular destination for hikers. If it smells like Christmas, it's because Ucka Nature Park is full of fragrant Evergreen bay laurels and pine trees.