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Abbazia (in Italian), also known as Opatija (in Croatian) is one of the most pleasant holiday spots of the Adriatic Sea for tourists. You will be pleased by natural plants, laurus, nerium and palms in a pleasant environment during your holidays. If you don’t want to travel far away, are still you looking for quality holidays, then this city of the Adriatic region is your prime choice.

Location of Opatija

Opatija lies 8 km west of Rijeka in the north eastern part of the Istrian peninsula, on the coast of Kvarner bay and at the foot of Učka mountains. The city is accessible on public road on the A8 motorway from the direction of the Istrian peninsula, on the A7 motorway from the direction of Trieste and Dalmatia and on the A6 motorway from Zagreb.

Can you rent a yacht in Opatija – do I need a license?

Small boats (under a certain horsepower or length), electric boats, crewed yacht charters, gulet charters may not require a license. Larger boats or those with more powerful engines need a skipper’s license. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Trogir, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. You need to have the original copies on board, so don’t forget to take them.
To sail from Trogir, one of the following qualifications is necessary: ICC (International Certificate of Competence), Int. IPC (International Proficiency Certificate, USA), NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), RYA Day Skipper Course, valid Navigational and VHF licenses. Alternatively: ICC (International Certificate of Competence), Int. IPC (International Proficiency Certificate, USA), NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials, Int.) OR: [UK] RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or higher, [USA] Sailing ‘Basic Keelboat’ or higher, [DE] ‘Sportbootführerschein See’ or higher, [FR] le Permis Plaisance Additionally, the following documents are necessary: Valid travel documents: USA citizens: EU regulations mandate USA passport holders to have at least three months of validity beyond the planned departure date from Croatia., European Union (EU) citizens: No visa required. Canadian citizens: No visa is required for stays up to 90 days.
If you do not have a skipper license, it is also possible to rent a boat with a skipper

Boat hire Opatija – the main ports

The city’s port, ACI-marina Opatija, is open all year round. The port has 302 mooring places and 35 coastal storing spots and also many services are offered. You can take water and power, but you can also find a money exchange, restaurant, toilet and shower, laundry, yachting store, and a repair workshop there.

The port has also been awarded with the decoration due to its equipment and environmental quality. The port can be easily recognized from the sea from its breakwater. You find the entry from the northeast and a light indicator at the end of the breakwater helps you navigate and sail there. The port is also easy to approach from the coastal promenade, which provides you with a really pleasant atmosphere at night.

Port of Rijeka

During the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, it was Hungary’s after it became Croatia’s largest port. Any type of watercraft and cargo are allowed to enter the port. Today it also plays a significant role in the Far-East and Middle-European markets. The number of available berths is 58 plus 2 oil ports. Of course, it is fully equipped with diverse services; not to mention its outstanding safety.

Port of Crikvenica

However, the Port of Crikvenica is not too large; you can find all the important facilities. It has three parts accepting transit ships up to 24. There is a gas station as well near the port. It provides electricity and water.

ACI Cres

The giant bay can accept 458 boats and they offer 120 dry docks here as well. It is perfectly equipped and has everything you may need.

Port of Rabac

It is located in a natural bay on the eastern shores of Istria. The port is perfectly protected from the northern and eastern winds. It was rebuilt and developed further recently. Rabac sailing, boat rental Rabac

Port Of Medulin

Medulin has been considered one of the most popular and most modern resorts for the past few decades. It is easily accessible on a boat and can be an ideal starting point for a summer sailing adventure. Its modern port can accept more than 300 boats. Every berth has electricity and a water supply. We can also enjoy the cosy bars and cafés with a wonderful view of the beach.

Marina Mali Losinj

The bay is protected from northern and eastern winds. There are 80 berths here for transit boats with a length of up to 18 metres. They provide water and electricity, and there are many local restaurants and bars. Mali Losinj sailing, yacht charter Mali Losinj

Beaches in Opatija

Opatija offers a wide range of well-equipped beaches that are ideal for both children and adults. The combination of crystal clear sea and luxury beaches is perfect for a wonderful holiday. Feel the sand among your toes and get refreshed in the relaxing waves. Take your pet with you and enjoy the hot sunshine. Get on a boat and enjoy the fresh sea air from aboard!

Lido Beach Resort:

Pamper yourself with the perfect comfort of Lido Beach that expects holidaymakers with pleasant sunbeds, a fantastic restaurant and a modern pool. This most exclusive beach can be found in the city centre next to the beautiful Angiolina Park. The beach offers many services and opportunities for visitors including quality bars and restaurants as well as various entertainment facilities.

Slatina beach:

Are you ready for an exciting beach day? Slatina beach is in the heart of Opatija. The beach is partly covered by concrete and by sand. You can find cafés, restaurants and sports facilities in its direct neighbourhood.

Škrbići family beach:

The small Škrbići beach that is ideal for both families with kids and those who wish to avoid sunshine and lie in the shadow is near Hotel Miramar. The beach is covered by pebbles and concrete and stairs lead into the sea. If you arrive by boat, you can get anchored and already jump into the refreshing waves.

Main sights in Opatija

The Saint James church in the centre of Opatija is one of the most important buildings in the city. The city’s history is closely connected to this church and its monastery and that is where its name may originate from too. If you want to learn more about the history of Opatija, the Croatian Tourism Museum will offer three exhibition sites for you. Many buildings expect you here with wonderful architecture, just like Angiolina park. The Villa was built between 1845-1860. Angiolina park still has special plants from the Far East, South America and Australia on show. You can see almost 170 different plant species here on an area of 3.6 hectares.

The coast is still bordered by villas and luxury hotels built at the end of the 19th century. It is not among the most popular places today, but it is an ideal holiday resort for the elderly as well as for those who want to combine a high-quality environment with beauty and silence.

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The mountain Učka rises 1, 396 meters above the city, which makes Opatija’s climate mild in the winter. The average temperature in the winter is 7-9 °C, while in the summer the mountain reduces heat. The Adriatic region has a Mediterranean climate with much sunshine, dry and hot summers, and a mild and humid winter.

Weather in Opatija

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Opatija. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Opatija
Wind speed in Opatija

The wind rose for Opatija shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Opatija shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

Day 1. Opatija – Rijeka 10.25 km (6.37 mi), Day 2. Rijeka – Crikvenica 29.77 km (18.50 mi), Day 3. Crikvenica – Senj 26.64 km (16.55 mi), Day 4. Senj – Baska 12.09 km (7.51 mi), Day 5. Baska – Lopar (Rab) 19.66 km (12.22 mi), Day 6. Lopar – Punat 23.41 km (14.55 mi), Day 7. Punat – Cres Island – Opatija 50.96 km (31.67 mi)Boat hire Opatija

Day 1. Opatija – Lovran 6.07 km (3.77 mi), Day 2. Lovran – Rabac 27.72 km (17.22 mi), Day 3. Rabac – Medulin 43.21 km (26.85 mi), Day 4. Medulin – Susak 46.34 km (28.79 mi), Day 5. Susak – Mali Losinj 14.33 km (8.90 mi), Day 6. Mali Losinj – Premuda 29.07 km (18.06 mi), Day 7. Premuda – Silba island – Olib island 18.72 km (11.63 mi), Day 8. Olib – Opatija (Pag island) 23.06 km (14.33 mi), Day 9. Pag – Lopar 42.70 km (26.53 mi), Day 10. Lopar – Punat 23.59 km (14.66 mi), Day 11. Punat – Baska 22.33 km (13.88 mi), Day 12. Baska -Senj 12.09 km (7.51 mi), Day 13. Senj – Crikvenica 26.64 km (16.55 mi), Day 14. Crikvenica – Rijeka – Opatija 36.34 km (22.58 mi)yacht charter in Opatija

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