Opatija, Croatia – pastel houses and the most turquoise sea


I know it is unbelievable but I have never been on a vacation in Croatia, until now. It is a hugely popular place to go because of the beautiful towns and beaches. It is impossible not to fall in love with it.
Our accommodation was in Opatija which is a very nice town with colorful houses, hotels, flowers, palm trees and last but not least the bluest sea I have ever seen.

There are lots of programs to choose from, but obviously swimming, sunbathing and chilling on the beach are the most popular activities because of the beautiful sea and it’s atmosphere. Near the rocks, you can explore some nice part of the sea and it’s wildlife. We saw nice fishes and crayfishes which was our favorite experience during the whole week.

One day we went for a boat trip, it took us to the most wonderful places and the nicest bays where we swam a lot. I recommend to try one of the boat trips, they have options for shorter and longer trips and lots of beautiful destinations to choose.
The other day we went to Volosko which is 20 minutes far away from Opatija by walk. Volosko is an old fishing village where you can find some cozy narrow streets and quite less crowded beaches.

Me and my family visited Rijeka also which was called Fiume in the XX. century when it was a Austrian-Hungarian town. Rijeka is 15 minutes by bus from Opatija, the town is similar to other European towns with a mediterranean atmosphere and there are lots of shopping opportunities too.
When the weather was a little bit cooler we went to hike into the forest. I think it’s worth trying one of the hiking trails if you are interested when the weather is not so warm.

We spend our time mostly in Opatija. The weather was that hot so that we could only survive with plenty of water and fruits. I loved to take some walks with my family in the evenings and visit the local market. On the final day, we woke up early in the morning and went to the beach to see the sunrise. It was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. It is definitely worth putting this to your bucket list. 🙂

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