Kvarner newsletter / no 7

Opatija
A packed calendar of events

Tourist season in Opatija lasts all year long, and a packed calendar of events guarantees that in the following months, visitors to this town will easily find something to make their stay in this renowned holiday resort even more pleasant and eventful. Mid-June is the right time for a journey back in time...

Opatija is increasingly popular – in the first four months of this year, the town was visited by 81 thousand guests who made a total of 216 thousands overnight stays, which is 3 percent more with respect to the number of arrivals and 4 percent more with respect to the number of overnight stays. May will most certainly additionally boost this process, because this month Opatija played host to many international and national congresses, the 18th European Veterans Rally with more than 50 vintage cars from Belgium, great Britain, France, Germany and The Netherlands (Opatija was both the starting point and the finish of the rally) and – at the end of May – the European Grand Prix Opatija with 300 majorettes.  
   From the 13th to the 15th of June, Opatija will host another traditional event, the "Revisiting the Austro-Hungarian Era", with costumed performances and menus that will remind of the times when Opatija was a renowned destination for European aristocracy. For the guests of Opatija, this will be an opportunity to meet some historical figures, learn more about traditional trades and buy replicas of some antique items, enjoy various performances, participate in luxurious balls, taste delicious Mediterranean food and much more.