Top 9 Budget-friendly Things to do in Opatija, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

October 5, 2021 Cedrick Jardin

Opatija (pronounced [ɔpǎtija]; Italian: Abbazia, German: Sankt Jakobi) is a town in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in western Croatia. The traditional seaside resort on the Kvarner Gulf is known for its Mediterranean climate and its historic buildings reminiscent of the Austrian Riviera.
Restaurants in Opatija

1. Volosko

Obalno setalista Franza Josefa I Local farmers market, local organic shop, vegan and vegetarian friendly, Opatija 51410 Croatia +385 91 910 8680 http://visitopatija.com/en
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 491 reviews

Volosko

Reviewed By VuongN384 - Ottawa, Canada

The neighbourhood is an upscale one with immense villas and beautiful houses. Mixing with them a moderate small houses and small restaurants. There is a cozy cake shop well known to the local as well as visitors situated amongst thee restaurants. I like the area away from busy diwnton of Opitija.

2. Moscenicka Draga

Opatija Croatia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 271 reviews

Moscenicka Draga

Reviewed By Tarapana

Mošćenička Draga is an amazing small fishing village that has so much to offer. Besides great food, amazing beach and the most beautiful clear blue see, you can take a day trip and explore the wild side of the Island Cres, the picturesque surrounding islands of Krk and Rab. We booked a day trip with Ondine taxi boat /trip with captain Dany, that is the main caracter and the funniest guy I have meet. We started in the morning easily at 11 am, no rush, with lots of fruit, drinks, food and a good music. 10 of friends and family with no main plan, we haded to the open see. The view to Mošćenička Draga from behind was just breathtaking. But what was in front of us was even more inviting. Blue see, blue sky, bunch of islands, really what a nature. Music on the boat, some rakija (Croatian short drink), sun and wind in the hair, had, whathever felt amazing. You can sit behing, or go on the sun infront or even climb on the roof. You can do whathever makes you feel happy. We first stop at the wild beach on island Cres, swimm a bit, had some great sausage with hommade bread, homemade tomatos, snorkeled a bit around, had fun jumping from the boat, danced, laughed and then haded to town Beli on Island Cres. An amazing little town at the beach and up on a small hill. You can walk up or drive with train. Up is a great restaurant, museum, church, and everything is in stones. Down by the beach there is also a great restaurant, always some music, locals playing, so some relaxed dancing and singing moves away from it all are just flipping up your vains and butt. And you would not believe it, a zip line just accross the sea from one side to the other. Now that you really have to try. Awsame. And so the day was slightly going to the end and we haded back. When we though we have done and saw all, the islands, the beach, under the sea, old town, driving with train, zip line, having some dance etc, that was not all. The sunset, and not only one, but 3 of them, while driving by all this islands parts took my breath away. I climbed on the roof and had a time of my life. I even stopped making pictures, I stopped thinking and just admired. The music was just right, the wind, it was warm enough. Now that was the day to remember. So when in Mošćenička Draga find captain Dejan, "Ondine" and prepare yourself to one of the most joyable trips that you will definitely enjoy and remember.

3. Lungo Mare

Marsala Tita, Opatija Croatia http://visitopatija.com/en/attractions/lungomare,165.html
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 1,329 reviews

Lungo Mare

Reviewed By lutakmoj - Pula, Croatia

We had some meeting in Volosko and after we wanted to walk a little in Opatija. Usually in summer it is not possible to park car here but it was late and we had lack. We find a place in one private small parking. It was expensive but we was happy. It was very ALIVE on Opatija's lungo mare, or riva as you like. Lot of people, music. For me it is always nice to just walk here, sit , eat ice cream or some of fantastic cakes, and have something to drink by the sea. What can you want more of life. Opatija is small but so beautiful OLD LAY like people call this city. One of splendid stars in tourism in Croatia. Always GREAT. If you want you can walk more by the sea for kilometers and also drink something in nice beach bar on the Opatia's beach. here you can lay down on beach beds or just sit and drink or eat something in this nice place.

4. Manufaktura Souvenirs

Marshala Tita 112, Opatija 51410 Croatia +385 51 210 500 [email protected] http://www.manufaktura-souvenirs.com
Excellent
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Manufaktura Souvenirs

Nice small shop with authentic Croatian products. Croatian delicacies, natural cosmetics, handicrafts, souvenirs, gift packages ... If you are looking for something original just drop by Manufaktura, and here you will find a lots of gifts for everyone, something for yourself.. See you in Manufaktura!

5. The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina

Park Angiolina 1, Opatija 51410 Croatia http://www.visitopatija.com/en/angiolina-park-p479
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

The Angiolina Park - Villa Angiolina

Reviewed By KAW687 - London, United Kingdom

Extensive park with things to see around every corner. Bright cheerful flower displays and Swiss House Museum in the park well worth a look.

6. Katedrala Sv. Jakova

Opatija 51410 Croatia http://visitopatija.com/hr/znamenitosti/crkva-sv-jakova,162.html
Excellent
44%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Katedrala Sv. Jakova

7. Maiden With The Seagull

Kvarner Gulf embankment, Opatija Croatia
Excellent
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38%
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4.0 based on 494 reviews

Maiden With The Seagull

Reviewed By wendhmagz - Waihi, New Zealand

This lovely statue of the Girl with the Seagull (1956) stands on a rock by the Lungo Mare promenade near the boat harbour. She has come to be an icon of Opatija.

8. Croatian Museum of Tourism

Park Angiolina 1, Opatija 51410 Croatia +385 51 603 636 [email protected] http://www.hrmt.hr
Excellent
33%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.0 based on 46 reviews

Croatian Museum of Tourism

The Croatian Museum of Tourism was established in 2007 and its headquarters were purposefully located in Opatija - the city where Croatian tourism was born and whose growth was completely intertwined with tourism. This unique museum collects, investigates and displays objects and stories that bear witness to the rich history of tourism in Croatia, but it also raises the question of how tourism today affects all of us - how our cities are changing, as well as how we change by traveling and welcoming travelers. The museum has three locations in the center of Opatija - villa Angiolina and Swiss House in the Angiolina Park and Juraj Sporer Art Pavilion in St. Jacob’s Park.

9. Crkva Navjestenja

Joakima Rakovca 22, Opatija 51410 Croatia +385 51 703 730 http://www.isusovci-opatija.hr
Excellent
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4.0 based on 38 reviews

Crkva Navjestenja

Reviewed By Rasha971 - Novi Sad, Serbia

The church is impresive, positioned on the hill above promenade and Slatina beach. It is demanding to climb the number of stairs to reach the church entrance but it is must see place.

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