Opatija is a town located in western Croatia just southwest of Rijeka along the Adriatic coast. Its name means “abbey” in Croatian, derived from a 14th century Benedictine abbey, Opatija Sv. Jakova, (Abbey of Saint James). It sits in a sheltered position at the foot of the Ucka Mountain in the Gulf of Kvarner. It is a popular resort destination for both summer and winter travelers, because of its cool summers and mild winters.
Opatija is flanked on all sides by breathtaking woods of bay laurel, which is an aromatic evergreen tree, and the source of bay leaves used in cooking. Along the coast both north and south of the town there is rocky, picturesque shore, with many smaller winter resorts and it's all within reach with your rental car in Opatija! Auto Europe offers several pick-up locations and a large rental car fleet, so finding a car rental in Opatija is both easy and economical.
The special thing about Opatija is its numerous stunning views. From the beautiful sparkling sea, the surrounding forested hills or impressive Ucka Mountain with its Vojak peak looming in the distance; it's no wonder that Opatija was the fashionable seaside resort of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until WWI. The lavish homes of those wealthy dignitaries are now hotels that offer both elegance and sophistication of an era long past. Opatija is a perfect destination for a quiet relaxing vacation. Questions about driving in Zagreb? Our rental car driving information page should provide answers.
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