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To Climb the Mountain Učka

Mount Učka is located 25 kilometers from Opatija. Its territory is a Natural Park of the country with numerous tourist routes. If you decide to see a unique landscape, you can take a trip to the top of it. You will choose the appropriate method of climbing. For example, it can be a walk. It takes 2 hours. First, you will have to walk up the stone steps. Local people carved them into the rock in ancient times. Your way will continue along the forest path.
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You can also climb the mountain on horseback, bike, car, or bus number 34, moving along the serpentine. You can see the telecommunications station and visit the museum when you reach the top. It is open in a tower equipped with a viewing platform. You will have the opportunity to stand on it and enjoy the view of the city, the picturesque hills, and the Kvarner Bay from a height.

See Opatija from the Hill

You can see the Church of St. Jakov while walking around the city. It is located on a hill. It was built on the foundation of the monastery of Benedictine monks in the XV century. A picturesque park with the same name is located next to it. Exotic plants grow there. You can come here to walk along the paths of the park, see the church, and stand on the hill, enjoying the panorama of Opatija. Copyright
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Mountaineering and Car Racing

You will have the opportunity to go for a thrill in the neighboring city of Rijeka during your holiday in Opatija. You will cover a distance of 15 kilometers. Platak Mountain is located near it. You can climb it at any time of the year. If you are a fan of speed, you can visit the local racetrack. You will become a participant in a car race.
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Beaches and Water Activities in Opatija

If you come to Opatija, which is called the Croatian Riviera, you can walk along the 12-kilometer-long promenade. You will admire the beautiful landscape. There are beaches in the vicinity of the city. They are a wide slab made of concrete. It is equipped with stairs. There are also beaches with small pebbles here. You will have the opportunity to visit any of them to sunbathe and choose a suitable option for outdoor activities. This can be yachting, fishing or water skiing.
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You can play table tennis, volleyball or football, go down the water slides, or rent a boat on Slatina Beach. Tomasevac Beach is located 800 meters from the central part of Opatija. In addition to sports, you will have the opportunity to ride a catamaran there. Lido Beach is located in the eastern part of the city next to the famous Villa Angelina. You will get here by car, driving along the main city road. You can enjoy the view of Učka Mountain. You can also make a voyage along the coast by renting a pleasure boat. There is a beautiful pebbly Medveja Beach with a length of 2 kilometers at 8 kilometers from the city. There are water rides and boat rides there. You can also go diving there. If you drive 13 kilometers south from Opatija, you can get to Moschanichka Draga Beach for windsurfing and scuba diving.

See the Underwater World of Kvarner Bay

This will better study the depths of Kvarner Bay in Opatija between mid-May and the end of October. It is also possible to go diving in winter. However, you will need a wetsuit for this. You can contact one of the city's dive centers in any season of the year. Its qualified staff will conduct a training course for you. They will issue a diver's certificate at the end of the course. You can also request the organization of the night and day scuba diving from them. You will be allowed to choose your dive site. For example, it can be a wall or cave site, one of the ships that sank in the waters of Opatija.
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Survived castles around Opatija
♥   Castle 'Nova Kraljevica' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hreljin Castle' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Drivenik Castle' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kalec Castle' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zrinski-Frankopan Castle' , 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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