What to see around the Opatija area

# What to see around the Opatija area



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We bring you a list of the most famous sights and locations to visit if you are in Opatija or the surroundings of Opatija as well as the Istrian region.
It is located at the foot of the Učka mountain and nature park, which in any case favors the tourism of this city. Wonderful nature, and numerous parks are just part of the offer that Opatija has. Old Austro-Hungarian villas are a special offer for lovers of historical buildings, but there are also the promenades and beaches that attract tourists from Europe and the world for many years. In addition to summer tourism, this Istrian town is predominantly organized by congresses, seminars and various consultations. In Opatija, festivals, concerts, exhibitions and other cultural and sporting events are held regularly. In short, Opatija has a wide range of events throughout the year.

Beaches in Opatija

Lipovica Beach Opatija is located about 1 kilometer north of the center of Opatija in the direction of Voloska on the popular promenade of the Lungomare. Gravel with a step-by-step approach to the sea is ideal for families with children. From the beach facilities there is a catering facility, a shower, a sanitary facility and a playground for children. On the beach it is possible to rent sun loungers and umbrellas.Plaže beaches Opatija

Črnikovica Beach Opatija is located about 2 kilometers north of the center of Opatija at the foot of the main road. The beach is pebbly and concrete and rocky. On the beach you can find a large number of catering facilities and facilities because it is located in the very busy city itself.


Opatija Surroundings - what to visit

Church of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Opatija - The church is located in Opatija and is one of the most beautiful buildings. It was built in a neo-Romanic style, and all began with the foundation stone laid down in 1906 by Dr. Franc is a great cardinal and archbishop of Vienna. The church was cut off at the beginning of the First World War in 1914, when it remained unclothed and stood for more than 10 years. Construction continued in 1927. The roof was covered with tiles, and then a large dome was built. The 10th window was made by the "glass and mosaic" factory in Innsbruck. Behind this the church was paved and the main altar of marble was erected. Unfortunately, after that, the church remained unfinished and still waiting for its completion today.


The Croatian Museum of Tourism is located in a 170-year-old villa, in the center of Opatija's Angiolina Park. The Museum of History of Tourism in Croatia, but also the impact of tourism on us all in the modern age we live in. The museum depicts the change of our cities, and our changes in the way we travel and meet travelers. Tourism can be defined as a meeting of different cultures, and every encounter creates something new. With this slogan there is also the Museum, so it aims to explore - through its projects, exhibitions, round tables, traveling exhibitions and workshops.


National Park Risnjak - In Gorski Kotar lies the National Park Risnjak, which was founded in 1953. The par occupies an area of 3041 hectares. The park is made up of a massive mountain of the same name. The top of Risnjak Mountain is 1528 meters above sea level. The original boundary of the park was changed in 1997, when the area was enlarged to the current 6400 hectares, when the river Kupa was included in the park boundaries. Many guests visit the park for hiking, and it is possible in several directions. If you want true mountaineering experience, you can start your journey from the direction of the National Park Management Board in White Vodice, from the direction of Gornji Jelenja or from the direction of Platka.


The Rovinj Aquarium is located in a centuries-old building located within the Maritime Research Center of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, where you can experience all the diversity of the Adriatic underwater world. It was opened in 1891 as the Berlin Aquarium Zoo and is one of the oldest institutions of this kind in the world. The aquarium is open to visitors and abounds in patterns of local flora and fauna that represent typical communities living in our underwater world. The Aquarium is an interesting and beautiful collection of different types of fish, crabs, shells that inhabit the Adriatic.


The church of St. Euphemia is also known as the church of St. Fume, the most famous monument in Rovinj. At the place where today's church is situated, there was once a small church of St. Jura, on whose site in the 10th century a new, bigger church is being built.


The Rovinj Town Museum is located on the Marshal Tito Square 11, in the baroque palace of the Counts of the Califfs of the 17th century. It is open every day from 10 to 22 o'clock. The Museum was founded in 1954 at the initiative of Rovinj artists and divided into several departments. The Department of Archeology consists of the archaeological and numismatic collection, the Ethnographic Department, the Department of History, Fine Arts and the Library. Various exhibitions and activities are also organized in the museum area, which are announced on the museum-rovinj.hr museum website.

Labin - Because of its rich heritage, Labin is a favorite destination for guests looking for cultural tourism and old-fashioned enthusiasts. From the top of the old town you have a view of the sea, but you also have an excellent view of the surrounding villages, especially in Rabac. From this elevation you can see Kvarner, Gorski Kotar and Velebit, and the nearby green Prklog bay. The cove of the beauty of its beauty is proclaimed a protected landscape.


The City of Rijeka - Rijeka is a city that lives all year long, but still, as it is located on our coast, tourism here is experiencing its peak in the summer months. One of the special features of Rijeka is the promenade - Korzo. Many say that this is the most beautiful promenade in Croatia, and one of the most visited. On the river Korz there is a constant crowd, but not a crowd in the sense of avoiding passing this way. Quite the contrary, Korzo is filled with tourists and various animators who will complement the experience while walking along the promenade. Since the early 19th century, Korzo has become the vineyard of the town. This is where the main city events and various interesting things take place. Korzo has become a symbol of the city, a place of gathering and fun. Guests visiting Rijeka are also obliged to come to Korzo - as they would not say "if you were not on Korz, as if you did not visit Rijeka.


Church of Our Lady of Lourdes Rijeka - The history of our church began in 1904, when Bernardin Škrivanić's provincial church initiated the construction, which was entrusted to the architects Giovanni Giovanni Curetta. The lower part of the church was completed in 1908 and dedicated to Mary the Savior of the Soul. The upper part of the church was built on several occasions to give the final appearance in 1929.

The Brijuni National Park, although known as the residence of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the president of former Yugoslavia, has far more to offer to its visitors. Only 3 km from the Istrian coast, Brijuni is an oasis of plant and animal life, consisting of about 700 species of plants and about 250 species of birds. Along with the specific fauna that has been created by cutting the forests and transforming them into a spacious meadows, there is also a flora that has had a major influence on the human factor that the animal world has enriched with many imported species that were originally not in this habitat. It can be said that the Brijuni represent harmony of nature and man's influence on it.Nacionalni Park Brijuni što vidjeti Pula

The Arena in Pula is the largest monument of antique construction in Croatia, the sixth largest amphitheater in the world and one of the best preserved species in the world. Built in the first century, it is presumed to be sought by Emperor Augusta and the construction of the Vespasian Vespazijan was resumed, which is due to build the Roman Colosseum.

The Pula Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 2008, when it was registered at the initiative of the Istrian County. The museum still has its own museum building, but has been used for the Galery purpose-adapted space of Pula's Old Print, St. John 1, in Pula, which was handed over to the Museum of the City of Pula for use for 10 years by the Agreement on the Use of Old Printing on 01 June 2011.


Aquapark Aquacolors near Poreč, a total investment of 25 million euros is open for the season of 2015. Aquacolors is the largest water park in Croatia, offering 500 meters long river, 3 swimming pools and 4 playgrounds, 12 water slides, 5 restaurants and daily animation content. The water park is intended for all ages, so there are attractions for children and those with a little more adrenaline for adults.

Aquacolors Poreč

Aquapark Istralandia is a fun water park nearby which is about 5 kilometers from Novigrad towards the interior of Istria. The park is open in 2014 and is the first water park in Istria, located on an area of 80,000 sqm and offers many attractions for children and adults. Aquacolors vs Istranadia price comparison and content.


Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč began with construction in 553 and is one of the oldest and most beautiful preserved monuments of early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean. Today it is considered the most beautiful preserved monument of early-art art in the Mediterranean. The basilica was built in the 6th century at the time of the Bishop Euphrasia and Emperor Justinian I. The importance of this basilica is enough to be said by the fact that in 1997 the Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

Beaches in the vicinity of Opatija

Icici Beach is located in the very center of the Ičići settlement. The beach is divided into a concrete and sand section that is more suitable for children. The winner is the Blue Flag flag, which is a symbol of quality of supply and purity of the sea. In the background there are several catering facilities with a variety of shops and mini-shops. There are also showers, toilets, sunshades, deck chairs, pedal boats, beach volleyball courts, soccer, badminton as well as a fenced water polo area. Also, the children's section is enclosed with appropriate amenities. In addition, the beach offers a free Wi-Fi signal.

Peharovo Beach Lovran is located about 700 meters south of the center of Lovran, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Istria. The beach has a Blue Flag for cleanliness, orderliness and content, and because of its small gravel and shallow sea entrance it is popular among families with children. There are also rescue workers who take care of bathing safety in the summer. The great beach front is great free parking nearby as well as numerous catering facilities.

Uboka and Jelenšćica are two beaches in the bay between Brsec and Mošćenička Draga. The beaches are actually small pebbly coves surrounded by rocks and greenery. Many of these two beaches will say that they are among the best beaches in Istria and Kvarner. The beach can only be reached by foot on the road when you take off from Rijeka - Pula, the other option is by boat. Nearby is the popular bay Klančec.Uboka i Jelenšćica

Amber Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Pula, located in the tourist area of Verudela, on the western side of the peninsula and continues on the Brioni beach. Nearby is the popular Puljska beach Hajvajka. From the center of Pula is about 4 kilometers away. The beach has a blue flag for the purity of the sea, the neatness of the beach and the offer. Because of the gentle entrances to the sea, Ambrel pebbles are very popular for families with children. On the beach you can rent sun umbrellas and sun loungers and enjoy various sports and adrenaline activities. If you are a little away from the central part of the pebble beach you can find shade in the nearby pine forest, in these parts is a rocky beach with smaller pebble beaches.


Beach Grotte Von Pula The sheltered beach in Mužilj bay is a natural environment that many love and appreciate. Access to the beach comes from a forest, a small trail leading to the pebble beach. The beach is mostly rocky, with side but accessible and suitable for sunbathing. They want to come here adventurers, people who do not suffer big crowds and lovers in untouched nature. The sea is extremely clean, pleasantly warm and beautiful in color. Rocks underwater give a reflection that revives the shades of blue and green.

Beach - Klančac bay Brsec, a beautiful beach surrounded by rocks on three sides, near Opatija.


Kamenjak Beach Premantura This beach fully describes its name - Kamenjak is just a stone beach, more accurately rocky rocks. You can reach the beach by a car, which you leave on the elevation and continue to the beach on foot. When you descend to the sea, you will be greeted by large stone surfaces, and of course the sea that touches them.


In the vicinity of Rakalj there is the beach Luka. It is located in a cove, made of medium-sized cobblestones and bordered by rocks. The bay of Žbirac is nearby. This is an interesting detail, especially if you are working on vacation photos. The silhouette of tilted boats will be a great backdrop for good photos from the sea.

The Kanica Beach Peruški is located between Peruški and Krnica. Some who can boast of such a beautiful beach. If you look at the photos you can see the beautiful beach surrounded by white rocks. The beach is made of medium-sized bushes, which are wholly white and give the best glitter in the summer sun. That's why the color of the sea is special here. The sea is clean and pleasantly warm, and the beach itself is very affordable. Getting to the sea is gentle and suitable for all people. Our beach is known to swirl waves, but not great to interfere with your bathing. If you visit us we are confident that you will enjoy it. We invite you to spend your holidays and have fun on our beach.Plaže Bech Strand Istria

Vela Đirina Beach is located in Maslinica bay below the hotel Mimos and the Maslinica campsite. The beach is the largest beach in Rabac and has a flag of blue flag for the purity of the sea, the security and the catering offer. The beach is pebble and is about 400 meters long. There is a rich gastronomic offer on the beach as well as two massage salons within the beach. For the youngest there are also a small water slide and a small aquapark.

Guboka beach Rabac Labin is located in a completely natural setting, close to Sveta Marina beach. You will come to the trail through the woods and deep shade. The beach itself is made of gravel, it is very beautiful and clean. The sea here is calm, comfortable warm and extremely clean. On the side is the rocky coastline overgrown in the greenery, which gives an excellent contrast to the blue sea colors.

Pula, Rovinj and Poreč

Pula,Rovinj and Poreč - cities rich in its cultural and historical sights and a strong tourist offer.



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