On the Adriatic near the border with Italy and in the province of Istria, Opatija, Croatia, is very pretty, offering a scenic mountain backdrop, elegant architecture and gardens. It lies 85 mi/135 km southwest of Zagreb.
Opatija was a renowned spa in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and it remains a popular seaside resort and health spa. It also has a casino and fairly active nightlife. Yachting enthusiasts may want to time their visit to coincide with the International Yachting Regatt... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.