Hospitality and good nature of local people are that traits which make this tourist destination popular among foreign travelers as they feel in Opatija as comfortable as at home. A major part of local folks has a good command of English language that is why foreign guests will not face a sufficient language barrier. However local people are very passionate about their ethnic culture and highly estimate it that is why a couple of phrases in Croatian will be much appreciated by local people and will be the best way to show the tourists’ respective attitude towards local culture traditions.
Local folks feature a rather serious attitude towards religion. Almost all the residents of the city regularly visit a church and always celebrate significant religious holidays. Travelers wishing to join local folks and visit some religious objects and destinations should keep in mind several general rules. Some religious objects require a dress code to enter the territory.
Women should not enter religious sights bareheaded. That is why they should have kerchiefs to cover heads. Bright, revealing clothes is unacceptable on the territory of religious objects. Considering the peculiarities of national character it should be noted that local men feature a kind of dandyism and peculiar passion to women. Setting off to a walk alone ladies may face an increased focus of attention from the side of local men. Such a behavior is peculiar to men of all ages and social statuses.