In Opatija, we are luckier than most as our climate is quite mild, making this a great time of year to treat yourself to nature. Enjoy Opatija’s promenades – the seaside Lungomare or Carmen Sylva forest promenade and enjoy the sights, scents and fresh air.
Winter is also the best season for a spa visit. Make some time for ‘you’, and relax in the warmth of our spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and more. Enjoy our signature organic Mediterranean treatments, or try our brand new Ayurveda treatments.
Osteria da Ugo has prepared a sumptuous winter menu with all the seasonal comfort foods, designed to warm you belly. Pumpkin soup | Cream of Cabbage soup | Minestrone with dried meat and sausage | Homemade smoked sausage with braised cabbage | Winter pizza with sausage and filled edge.
Our patisserie creates a selection of hand-made cakes and sweet delights on our premises from premium ingredients, for you to enjoy at our cafes Wagner and Continental.
Opatija is geared to host a number of exciting events.
Opatija Children’s Carnival Parade | 28.01. 2018 | 13.00 – 15.00 h
A main attraction in Opatija during Carnival. Children from all over the region march down Opatija’s main street, from Market Hall to Slatina Beach, wearing masks and costumes they’ve spent months making. The parade then turns into a festival with loads of entertainment.
Balinjerada | 04.02.2018 | from 10.00 h
Balinjerada is a race of home-made carts or vehicles on ball bearing wheels (balinjere), with designs reflecting the state of current social and political events. Participants wear carnival masks and race down Opatija’s main street. They tend to gather quite some speed which adds to the thrill of spectating! Balinjerada is an original attraction of Opatija, with a tradition more than 30 years old.
International Carnival Parade in Rijeka | 11.02.2018
The International Carnival Parade is definitely the highlight of the carnival festivities in our region of Kvarner, and further afield. The parade becomes a display of imagination, humour, originality and an explosion of colour and form, featuring hundreds of themed floats, thousands of masks and innumerable spectators, both domestic and foreign .
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