Opatija is a town at the Adriatic, located on the northern Adriatic, and on the eastern coast of Istrian peninsula, at the foot of the mountain Ucka. Town is only few kilometers from a big regional center Rijeka, and not fat away from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Excellent position for tourism as it is close to guests from western Europe, and it is also close to the guests from the inside of Croatia.
According to population census from 2001, Opatija has total population of 12719 inhabitants. Main branch is tourism so most of them are engaged in the same branch. Climate is mild, and town is well protected from the stronger wings and clouds by the mountain Ucka.
Its position, great whether, beautiful nature, gorgeous beaches, crystal sea, rich cultural manifestations and many accommodation possibilities made from Opatija leading tourist town in Croatia. Accommodation possibilities in Opatija are huge. You can choose to stay in one of many high quality hotels, or if you prefer private arrangements you can rent one of many private apartments, rooms, bungalows, or even stay in a camp. Opatija is also well known by the congress tourism as many hotels offer congress halls which are regularly attended by the local as well as foreign businessmen. Tourist season in Opatija is not restricted just on the summer months. As climate is friendly, winters are mild and during winter months there are lots of tourists as well. Spring is also crowded with tourists, and September is almost like reserved for tourists of older age from Germany. By all that you can conclude that Opatija really lives during the whole year, and that is really just like that. It is not necessary to mention that all gastro lovers will find their satisfaction in many restaurants, where they will be able to order all kind of food, from sea food to local specialties.
In Opatija tourists can find many cultural manifestations, especially during the summer. Also it is possible to attend arts pavilion Juraj Sporer. Some of the sights which can be seen are St. Jacobs Church, Parish Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Evangelical Church, St. Ann’s Church and many more.