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Getting here
Places to Visit
Opatija - (15mins from Villa Amelie)
Kvarner Riviera resort. Watersports, beaches, bars, restaurants, discos, casinos, shops, live music,
open-air concerts & films. Promenade, marina,
boat trips, big game fishing, playgrounds.
Rijeka - (15mins from Opatija)
Major Kvarner Bay seaport. Croatia's 3rd largest city
Shops, restaurants, nightlife, cinema, theatre.
Harbour, international ferry terminal.
Istria - (15mins from Villa Amelie)
Countryside, vineyards, beaches, gastronomy.
Croatia's answer to Tuscany.
Ranked by Lonely Planet as a Top 10 must-see.
Učka Nature Park - (10mins from Villa Amelie)
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Horse Riding.
180km of marked nature trails & cycle routes.
Panoramic viewpoint at the top. See as far as Venice!
Hang-gliding, Jeep safaris, Birdwatching, Restaurants.
Kastav - (15mins from Villa Amelie)
Historic hillside walled town. 13th century church. Woodland nature trails. Open-air concerts.
Fine dining. Bars. Arts & crafts.
Trsat - (30mins from Villa Amelie)
13th-century hillside fortress overlooking Rijeka.
Historic churches, monastery, pilgrimage site.
Cafes, art galleries, sweeping views.
Island of Krk - (45mins from Opatija)
Connected to the mainland by bridge.
Beaches, medieval ramparts, famous cathedral,
walking routes, international airport.
Island of Cres - (20mins by ferry from Brestova)
Nature lover's paradise - 1300 species of flora & fauna.
Freshwater lake. Hidden coves. Undiscovered beaches. Hilly walks and hikes. Biodiversity. Eco-tourism.
Pula - (1hr from Villa Amelie)
Largest city in Istria.
Roman amphitheatre, museums, concerts.
Beaches, fishing, sailing, diving, port, ferries.
- Brijuni Islands - (15min boat ride from Pula)
National park, tourist train, safari park, ancient ruins.
Ride in President Tito's 1953 Cadillac.
- Zagreb - (2hrs from Opatija)
Croatia's capital and largest city - city of culture.
Museums, theatres, concerts, galleries,
palaces, cathedral, shopping.
- Plitvice Lakes National Park - (3hrs from Opatija)
30,000 hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature trail around 16 lakes connected by 92 waterfalls. Boat ride across the lake. Tourist train. Restaurants.
Activities, Sports, Adventure
Walking, Trekking & Hiking
Lungomare 12km seaside walk - Volosko to Lovran.
Secret forest path from Villa Amelie to Opatija.
Hillside walks & hikes, nature trails, woodland paths.
Water-skiing, Pedalos, Windsurfing, Canoeing,
Parasailing, Jet-skis, Scuba-diving, Snorkelling
Cycling & Mountain Biking
180km of marked trails on Učka.
Also available in Opatija, Istria & Gorski Kotar
Horse Riding
Ranch Bubač, Učka
Also available in Motovun & Fuzine
62 climbing routes in Vela Draga Canyon, Učka
Hang-Gliding & Paragliding
Vojak and Brgud, Učka
From driving ranges to 18-hole courses.
Available in Motovun, Pula, Brijuni, Trieste
Courts for hire. Tournaments. Private coaching.
Available in Rukovac, Opatija, Icici, Lovran, Rijeka
White Water Rafting
Beautiful setting on River Kupa, Gorski Kotar.
All levels from family to extreme!
Also kayaking, canyoning, paintballing.
Učka, Istria, islands of Cres, Krk & Rab
Available in Istria & Gorski Kotar
Boat Trips
Island excursions, Riviera tours, Fish picnics,
Sailing, Speedboats, Yacht hire, Marinas.
Big game fishing, Opatija
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