Opatija is one of the main resort of the Kvarner region of Croatia. Situated below the mountain and Nature Park Učka, Opatija (old names: Sankt Jakobi, Abbazia) is a great choice for a vacation. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels, former villas and private summer residences that have been turned into beautiful hotels, wellness centres, congress halls, and swimming pools. Beautiful nature, climate, parks, hotels & old Austrian villas, seaside promenade and beaches attract tourists from Europe and all over the world for more then 160 years. Opatija is the leading tourist destination in the Republic of Croatia for the organization of conventions. Along with festivals, concerts, exhibits, and other cultural and sport events Opatija offers attractions worth visiting during the whole year!