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Boom time for tourism in Opatija

Tourism thrives in the elegant destination of Opatija, making it Croatia's first year-round Adriatic resort

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Time Out contributors

The elegant destination of Opatija has become Croatia’s first year-round resort on the Adriatic, as proved by a major uptick in visitor numbers this February and the prestigious international events also staged recently.

Only a two-hour drive from Zagreb, Opatija has welcomed a huge growth in weekend visitors over the last six months, allowing its major hotels and restaurants to stay open and thrive.

The city has just hosted the Vinotrade Acrobat Portfolio Tasting (VAPT) event, bringing the world’s major winemakers to the historic Hotel Kvarner and recently renovated four-star Hotel Ambasador

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