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OPATIJA CONGRESS POSTCARD

A LONG TRADITION AND DYNAMIC EVERYDAY LIFE
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Photo credits: Marko Vrdoljak

More than 170 years of tradition in tourism, accessibility and developed infrastructure are only a few of the advantages of the congress offer in Opatija. That, however, is only the beginning of Opatija’s successful congress story…


The story of Opatija, one of the most important centres of business tourism in Croatia, is a long and interesting story of the town in which many historical periods and numerous famous persons left their mark and made it what it is today: a centre of year-round tourism with remarkable buildings and parks, but also with contemporary offer tailored to business guests’ expectations. Situated in a relatively small area, Opatija is a congress centre with a large number of conference halls in various hotels divided by, or better, connected by a beautiful promenade by the sea as well as by parks containing both native plants and those from other climates.

The history of tourism in Opatija started in 1844, and the first hotel was opened in 1884, while the first congress was held the following year. The congress resulted in the decision that Opatija would become a health resort, which it officially became in 1889 by imperial decree. Interestingly enough, in 1907 Opatija was the second best health resort among 243 in the Austrian part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Several kings and emperors visited Opatija, many artists enjoyed it and were inspired by it, and added to some of today’s beauty and splendour of buildings, promenades and parks relished by visitors.

Life in Opatija is intense throughout the year, and its hotels, both historical and modern ones, provide services suitable to the modern business guest. Modern and well equipped conference halls of all sizes, stunning ambience, exquisite gastronomic offer and inspiring scenery are only a few of the attributes of this famous business tourism centre which – thanks to these, but also many other advantages – hosts numerous international and national conferences, as well as smaller conventions. Many of them have become traditional with Opatija as their permanent address.

There is nothing unusual about this because in the stunning environment of traditional Opatija, thanks to hosts who are ready to meet all of the business guests’ professional requests, every day is different, and all of them are interesting, beautiful and inspiring.

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Photo credits: Marko Vrdoljak