In 1884, the first luxury resort on the eastern coast of the Adriatic opened in Opatija, then known as Abbazia. It grew to become the premier health spa for the Austrian imperial house and the kings and queens of Europe. Over 100 years later, Opatija is still recognized the world over for luxury, relaxation, and wellness. Stroll the Lungomare, the seaside promenade, and go back to a time and place where life was just a tad more gilded.
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Take Croatia into your own hands, travelling between the most popular cities with a rental car. Start in Dubrovnik (the Pearl of the Adriatic), then drive to Split (a picturesque town with a lovely castle, cathedral and a few very interesting museums), Zadar (an impressive pre-Roman settlement known for their ports), Opatija and Zagreb (a vibrant destination with modern shops, restaurants and recreational facilities). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Split - Zadar: 1 hr. 45 mins. approx.
Zadar - Opatija: 3 hrs. approx.
Opatija - Zagreb: 2 hrs. approx.
Zadar - Pag Island: 1 hr. approx.
Pag Island - Krk Island: 3 hrs. approx.
Krk Island - Rijeka: 50 mins. approx.
Rijeka - Opatija: 25 mins. approx.
Opatija - South Istria Coast Area: 1 hr. approx.
South Istria Coast Area - Pula Airport: 30 - 50 mins. approx.