Bargaining is welcome on local markets and in private stores as this will help to reduce a price for desired goods by 20 – 30%. Jewelry and perfumes should better be bought in specialized stores as markets often challenge the customers with low quality imitations and cheap copies.
The area of embankment and central streets is safe and sound for late night promenades. However tourists should keep to simple safety rules. One should not keep by oneself original documents and substantial sums of money as well as leave begs and overcoats unwatched.
The best way to attach local folks is to learn several phrases in Croatian. City residents are rather welcoming and sympathetic. Tourists may always feel free to address local folks for assistance and ask them for a way to a desired local sight or landmark.
Most beaches of the resort are stony however all the popular coastal areas are equipped with paved passes to the sea. Opatija offers several sand beaches but these areas are rather crowded and buzzing.
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