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Croatia's best beach promenades


Opatija Riviera
Lungo Mare

Opatija, often called the Nice of the Adriatic, is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Croatia and a place with the longest tourist tradition on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. Opatija is situated in the northern part of Adriatic, just about 10 km from the town of Rijeka. It is traditional and highly-ranked destination on the tourist map of Croatia.
SlatinaThe main Opatija's beach is the famous Slatina. It is located right in the heart of the city, along Marshala Tita Street, in the close vicinity of the most of the Opatija's hotels. Here you can enjoy in the number of aquatic activities. The beach itself is a huge concrete platform. If you want more natural beaches while in Opatija, Moscenicka Dragayou have to o to Moscenicka Draga which has the prettiest beach on Opatija Riviera. It is a pebbly beach and it gets very crowded in the high season. A bit further from this beach, there is a small, but popular naturist / FKK area.
Rather than walk along the busy sidewalks, you may choose to stroll along the famous beachside promenade - Lungo Mare, a beautiful cobblestone walkway that extends from Opatija on to Icici and Lovran. Lungo Mare OpatijaYou can walk the whole way along the sea side. It's lovely! The walking path is paved, in whole its length, and offers enjoyable moments of tranquility and romance.
Undisturbed by traffic, this walk along the sea front presents a wonderful opportunity to escape the Lungo Mare Opatijastresses of everyday life. Construction of the promenade began in 1885, at the same time as Opatija's first two hotels were being opened (The Kvarner in 1884, The Imperial in 1885), and was completed in 1889 when Opatija was declared a climatic health resort. In 1911, during the period of greatest expansion of tourism along the Riviera, the promenade was connected to the neighboring city of Lovran.
Opatija is famous for its beautiful old parks full of flowers, Mediterranean and exotic plants. It is a true paradise for anyone appreciating beautiful scenery, architecture and views. Because of it, Opatija is an all-year resort, not just for a couple of summer months.

Tourist Board Opatija
Vladimira Nazora 3
51410 Opatija
Tel: +385 (0)51 271 710
Fax: +385 (0)51 271 699

Tourist Board Lovran Setalište M. Tita 63
51415 Lovran
Tel: +385 (0)51 291 740 051
Fax: +385 (0)51 294 387

Tourist Board Icici
Liburnijska cesta bb
51414 Icici
Tel: +385 (0)51 704 187
Fax: +385 (0)51 705 624

Tourist Board Moscenicka Draga
Aleja Slatina bb
51417 Moscenicka Draga
Tel: +385 (0)51 739 166
Fax: +385 (0)51 737 533

Accommodation in Opatija: Private apartments, rooms and hotels
See offer also for Lovran, Icici and Moscenicka Draga.




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