The Port

The Port

Although the oldest port in Opatija is most probably the small bay (“Portić”) in front of St. Jacob’s church, the current port (“Mul”) must also be pretty old, since it was already entered in a map made in 1820 under the name of “Porto Herdt,” which is the distorted Italian word for the domestic term for promontory or headland “Rt” (“Zert”). In any case, it’s dimensions were already altered by the builder of villa Angiolina, Iginio Scarpa, who wanted to make it suitable for his yacht, and it got its definitive shape during the interventions and expansions executed at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Next to the present-day restaurant Galija (ex Padovan, Jedro) was the one-time customs branch-office, and during the Italians today’s Yachting Club was the canoeist club (Club dei canottieri). From the pier, which has for the townspeople of Opatija on several occasions in history been the scene of important events (the dismay caused by the arrival of the Italian navy in December of 1918, the celebration of the capitulation of Italy in September 1943), one has the best view of the entire “North Strand” (Nordstrand), with its former sanatoriums Schalk, Mahler (Horvat) and Lakatos.

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SLATINA
A beach situated in the centre of Opatija with numerous facilities and a Blue Flag.
Icici beach
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Moscenicka Draga beaches
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Lovran Beaches
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Medveja Beach
Beautiful pebble beach Medveja occupies 44,000 m2 where everyone can find the perfect place for a holiday, with many restaurants and sports facilities.
Brseč beaches
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Tomasevac Beach
Tomasevac Beach is located near the hotel "Ambasador" in Opatija. It is one of the most famous swimming areas of Opatija and is especially suitable for children.
Beach Skrbici
Beach along Opatija promenade near the Hotel Miramar. The beach is pebbles and concrete, with landscaped sun deck and staircase into the sea.
Opatija's Twin towns — Sister cities
The first twin town of Opatija, Lovran and Matulji has became Castel San Pietro Terme, in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, on 28th of April 1983.
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