Opatija, this elegant tourist destination, lies at the center of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Built mainly at the turn of the 20th century, Opatija has remained in complete harmony with nature right up until the present day. Well-maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade known as the "Lungomare", well-kept beaches and fountains provide a stunning backdrop for the villas and hotels. Opatija is often called "Croatian Monte Carlo", where trendy villas and luxurious hotels provide accommodations for guests who enjoy the mild climate on the terraces of many cafes in the traditional style, and youth increasingly replace dance in discotheques for enjoying cocktails in one of the lounge bars. Opatija is a synonym for luxury and a perfect choice for those who is looking for a good time, and in the same time have the opportunity to feel the spirit of tradition.