Opatija is an Adriatic Sea cruise port and seaside resort town in Croatia, located on Kvarner Bay, approx 13 km (8 ml) west of Rijeka. The town has population around 12,000.
Opatija has several grand hotels and a charming promenade running for 11 km (7 ml) along the rocky gulf coast. Cruise tourists can take boat tours along the coast to Lovran and beyond or across the bay to the Croatian islands Cres and Lovinj. Also close is the medieval walled town Mosenice (on the hilltop ovelooking Kvarner Bay).
In Rijeka tourists can visit The Cty Tower, that was originally one of the city gates. Other sights of interest include the Modern Art Gallery, Naval and Historical Museum and 13th century Trsat Castle (overlooking the city).
Opatija Sv Jakova is a 14th-century Benedictine abbey after which the town is named ((in Croatian opatija means "abbey"). The town is also known for the statue "Maiden with the Seagull" (Opatija's main symbol). Angiolina (town park) has plants from all over the world.