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Opatija

Consider Opatija for your next Croatian holiday.  Opatija offers an elegant seafront promenade, historic sites, famous parks, outdoor summer concerts as well as theatre.  Additionally, you can expect plenty of stunning hotels offering a variety of wellness experiences.

History

Opatija’s rich history extends through periods of Renaissance, Venetian, Neo-Baroque, Gothic, as well as many more. Explore a town where the completely different styles of architecture in various buildings and sites seamlessly blend,  adding to the exquisite charm of this gorgeous city.

Visit the famous St James Church. The history of this town dates back to the building of the church and monastery.  The town itself being named, Opatija which is the Croatian word for ‘abbey’.

Located in the centre of the city, next to the 15th century church of the same name is the St James Park.  This features a beautiful neo-baroque fountain sculpture of the Greek God of the sun, Helios as well as  goddess of the moon, Selene.

Another historic site of the town is Villa Angiolina, Opatija’s first holiday house, built in 1844 by Iginio Scarpa. Villa Angiolina hosted notable guests over the years including historical figures like Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and the Croatian Ban Josip Jelačić.

 Wellness

Renowned as a wellness destination since the 19th century and the first in Croatia, Opatija maintains its reputation with an array of wellness spas and resorts all around the city. Its initial reputation stems from its therapeutic microclimate and pristine sea mountain air. Dozens of spas line the city streets offering relaxing and rejuvenating treatments and experiences. Standards in Opatija are exceptionally high, with a long history of the town being the best in Europe for wellness and rejuvenation.

If it’s a relaxing holiday for the body mind and soul that you are after then there’s no better place for your Croatian holiday than Opatija.

Outdoor Summer Concerts and Theatre

On the green peninsula of the famous Angiolina Park, is where you’ll find the famous Open Air Theatre; hosting an array of musical performances, with everything, from, operas, ballets and musicals to contemporary jazz, pop, as well as rock concerts.

The theatre’s unique location along the coast is surrounded by stone walls and lush trees.  The setting alone, makes it one of the most picturesque outdoor venues.  If it’s music you’re after, look no further than Opatija’s open-air theatre .  Here you will find an array of festivals and concerts to keep you entertained all summer long.

Hotels

Amadria Park Hotel Milenij

The luxury Hotel Milenij overlooks the beautiful Kvarner Bay and offers guests the finest 5-star hospitality and accommodation. A highlight of this gorgeous resort is the luxury ‘Royal Spa’. Offering a range of exquisite treatments inspired by the Austro-Hungarian Empress Sisi, that often used to visit Opatija for wellness in the 19th century.

The Royal Spa is designed to revitalise and renew the body, mind and spirit. With luxurious massages as well as spa treatments using ingredients like gold and chocolate. Furthermore, the wellness experience is enhanced with a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain, heated relaxation beds, salt bath, spa treatment room as well as a relaxation zone overlooking St James Park.

Amadria Park Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta

Situated at the centre of Opatija along the waterfront is the Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta.  This property offers luxury accommodation with exceptional facilities that include a ‘Wellness Oasis’.

Relaxation and rejuvenation are at the forefront of this resort with the ‘Wellness Oasis’ being one of the main enticements. Offering an indoor/outdoor pool as well as a therapeutic pool, both of which offer underwater massage treatments.  Enjoy a Finnish sauna with crystal therapy, a Turkish bath, a fitness/yoga room and so much more.

The place to be for nature, wellness, entertainment and history, Opatija has more to offer than what one might expect. There is always plenty to see and do exploring the city and learning of its’ intriguing history.   The perfect finish to every day in Opatija is experiencing pure tranquility and relaxation at this inhouse relaxing wellness resort.

References:  Thank you Visit Opatija, Festival Opatija and Amadria Park Hotel & Spa
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