Opatija is one of the main tourist resorts on what is called the Opatija Riviera. It is a strip of 8 tourist resorts on the eastern coast of Istria – Opatija, Icici, Ika, Lovran, Medveja, Moscenicka Draga, Moscenice and Brsec.
Opatija is one of the grandest names of Croatian tourism, which started in 1844 when Hignio Scarpa built a big villa. Many royalty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Europe stayed in this resort, as did many famous celebrities.
Main tourist attractions in the area are old villages Icici and Ika, Lovran with its old town and hotels, Medveja and Moscenicka Draga with beautiful beaches, and the medieval towns Brsec and Moscenice settled on the nearby hills.
Lovran is a significant boutique destination on the Riviera, with a number of exclusive and renovated villas dating back to the times of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. There are many beaches and a well known Orthopedic Clinic situated in Lovran. Moscenicka Draga is just 15 kilometers from Opatija and it has one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea. Also, situated just outside of Opatija is a well known nautical centre Icici and its ACI Marina with 300 sea berths and 40 land berths, and a wide range of nautical services.
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