Top 3 Advantages of Opatija as a Destination

If you are looking for a perfect holiday destination near the sea, far from noisy cities, Opatija Riviera is a great choice. With its micro climate, clean air enriched with sea aerosol, promenades by the sea and in the forest, short distance from Istria region, Nature Parks and islands, Opatija Riviera lets you indulge in its rich history, culture and culinary delights, and offers an idyllic escape from busy life, but also has few advantages for those seeking a destination beneficial to their health, as well as a destination close to other unforgettable sights in Croatia. 

Find out what advantages Opatija has to offer, popular since its beginnings in tourism business. 

Microclimate Enriched With Aerosol

When it comes to health Kvarner region is renowned for its inhalation therapies and comprehensive health services. The pristine air, infused with sea aerosol, along with abundant sunshine and a gentle Mediterranean climate, along with therapeutic flora, form a compelling formula for those seeking a destination that would benefit their health. The moderate winters and pleasantly warm summers, along with the predominant influence of the sea and the richness of plant diversity, make this region a really unique place to spend your next holiday.

 

Great Location Near Nature Parks and Islands 

Nestled below hills of Nature Park Učka and overlooking azure sea and islands of Krk and Cres, Opatija has many advantages when it comes to the location and well-being of travelers seeking a relaxing place for vacation. Opatija’s health and tourism history is deeply rooted in its connection to the nature surrounding it, with abundant and lush greenery of Mount Učka offering numerous hiking and cycling paths, as well as climbing spots on the Istrian side in Vela Draga, fascinating natural geomorphic monument. Climb the Vojak Tower and enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Istria, and entire Kvarner Bay with the islands.

 

 

Explore nearby islands such as Krk, Cres, and Rab, each boasting lush greenery and a wealth of recreational activities, from cycling paths, water sports and wonderful sand beaches. Also, for those seeking for an active holiday there is Risnjak National Park with its Kupa Water Source and pristine blue waters.  The closeness of popular Plitvice Lakes makes this place a great destination for those seeking to spend their vacation exploring Croatia’s nature gems.

 

Forest Promenades that Offer Peace and Tranquility

Carmen Sylva Forest Promenade

Discover a peaceful path above Center Opatija, Carmen Sylva historical forest promenade. This promenade offers an exceptional chance to enjoy Opatija from its lush greenery. This hidden gem of Opatija was named after the pen name of Queen Elisabeth of Romania, King Carol’s wife, who himself was one of the key persons responsible for the construction of the promenade. This one-and-half-hours walk not only lets you indulge in the vast greenery, it also has educational signs about Opatija’s flora and fauna, leads to the interesting Vrutki water source, as well as Vela Fortica and Mala Fortica view points that offer fascinating views on the Kvarner Bay, and lovely bench carved from stone where Queen used to write.

American Gardens Park 

Besides one day escapes to the coast with Lungomare promenade, there is another hidden gem above the center of Opatija – American Gardens. Carefully designed for enjoying peace and quiet of lush greenery, these gardens are a perfect location for those who love to explore cities’ parks. Carefully manicured vegetation, neatly designed paths and and lovely benches carved from stone make these gardens one of the green peaks of Opatija city, offering fantastic views of Kvarner Bay and Mount Učka.

Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, Opatija Riviera offers an idyllic escape for your next vacation. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of this coastal gem, where every moment is an opportunity to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

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