The town of Opatija is located in the north of Croatia, very close to the border with the country of Slovenia. This is at the very top of the Dalmatian Coast and this is an area that is becoming increasingly popular with tourists that are looking for a fantastic beach destination in the Mediterranean. On your holidays in Opatija you will have the choice of either settling yourself into a relaxing and tranquil break, in your own comfortable self catering villa, or you can opt to indulge in a number of activities and places to visit in the surrounding region.
Your holidays in Opatija will soon allow you to realise how quickly this area adopted to tourism after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. The town itself has a few activities for you to enjoy and these include the likes of swimming, other water sports, tennis, golf, fishing (either deep sea or lake), horse riding, cycling and mountain biking. Whilst enjoying your villa in Opatija, there are a few sights within the town that you may not wish to miss. These are The Abbey of St. James which is known to date back to the 14th century; The Park Angiolina makes for a perfectly leisurely stroll amongst species of plants that have been brought here from other corners of the world; and The Villa Angiolina has been a very popular draw for tourists to the town for many years now.
You will soon realise just how conveniently located your holidays in Opatija are. This is the perfect place to head off to two other countries and the first of these is a very short drive away - Italy. The city of Trieste is very close indeed and if you are happy to travel a little farther into Italy, Venice is not too much more travelling time. Here you will discover all of the awesome attractions such as The Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square and the separate island of Murano. Opatija is also very close indeed to the country of Slovenia. In fact, Ljubljana is little more than an hour and a half away and this is reputed to be a city that is tempting more and more visitors who are out to experience a different and interesting city break.
You can expect to experience some truly glorious weather on your holidays in Opatija. Summer will regularly see temperatures hitting the 28 degrees Celsius mark; winters will be more like 10 degrees Celsius. There is an average rainfall of around 23 inches per year, in this part of Croatia, and the majority of this precipitation will tend to fall in late Autumn and winter.
If you have been tempted into booking a cosy self catering villa in Opatija, you may well find that Ljubljana Airport (LJU) is the most convenient for you. There are two airlines that operate frequent and affordable flights to and from the UK and these are Adria Airlines which leave from London Gatwick (LGW), year round, and Manchester (MAN), seasonally. easyJet operates a full service from London Stansted (STN).