Turn left as you leave your tender and you will come across the entrance to the Angiolina Park. Plan your time to visit the Villa Angiolina. Then follow the main street and admire the architecture of the many Austrian villas. Walk along the seafront to the Hotel Kvarner and the lady with the seagull statue. Have lunch or afternoon tea at any one of the nice hotels or cafés.
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Notably, this city is built upon a hill which stretches right back from the coast. While this does offer breathtaking views from houses, hotels and apartments, the walk back will prove tiring at the least!
Opatija is not a museum/gallery kind of place. Come for the swimming in the coves along the Lungomare or just stroll the great seaside promenade.
It is a popular summer and winter resort, with average temperatures of 10 °C in winter, and 25 °C in summer. Opatija is surrounded by beautiful woods of bay laurel. The whole sea-coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts.
1 Euro = 7.50 Kuna.
Bear in mind that the Croatian kuna is not exchangeable outside Croatia so you'll either have to change it back into your home currency in Croatia or do some last minute shopping.
If you come to Croatia equipped with euros you can pay for most excursions and car rentals and nearly all shops in euros without getting ripped off on an exchange rate as most of these items are priced in euros anyway.
The exception to this is the walk around the walls but you can pay by credit card at the office near the Pile Gate.
Language: Croatian. English well spoken.
Banks and post offices are generally open from 7AM to 7PM without breaks, and public offices from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. During the tourist season, post offices are generally open until 9PM, including Saturdays.
Shops and department stores are open from 8AM to 8PM without breaks.
Since 2009 shopping hours are not regulated anymore, therefore most stores in tourist destinations are open 7 days a week.
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