Out & About on the Liburnia Riviera

It’s time to discover all the secrets of the Liburnia Riviera, the most enchanting gem nestled between the blue depths of the Adriatic Sea and the green slopes of Mount Učka. What will be your adventure under the post-summer glow of the Mediterranean sun? Savouring the lazy mornings while strolling through the lush parks of Opatija, exploring all the hidden nooks of the Lungomare promenade, climbing high up into the clouds of Mount Učka, or tasting the exquisite local cuisine. Find your perfect Liburnia experience!


Active Walks along the Lungomare

The magic of the Liburnia Riviera is best explored on the famous Lungomare promenade. This 10-kilometer-long landmark is a perfect spot for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as active walking and jogging, as well as the healthy sea air. Fresh sea air contains one of the largest concentrations of beneficial negative ions in nature. Their positive effect on health includes reduced inflammation, enhanced immune system, revitalized cell metabolism, and overall well-being. 

Our tip: join the free guided walks organized by the Opatija Tourist Board every Saturday (Nordic walking sticks provided).

Life Aquatic

If you are both a lover of sea and adrenaline, the Liburnia coast is an ideal aquatic playground. Here you can take part in various water sports such as sailing, kitesurfing, windfoiling, SUP windsurfing, and kayaking. A picturesque town of Volosko is a favourite surfing spot thanks to the wind tramontana which blows more than 250 days during the year in the area. Those who like chilly thrills will enjoy winter swimming, one of the favourite activities among the locals. You can join the local club Kukali every Sunday during the winter months for an invigorating winter swimming session on the Slatina beach.

Our tip: visit the Marotti Wind Surfing Centre lead by a two-time world champion Enrico Marotti for all your kitesurfing, windfoiling and windsurfing needs.

Hiking on Mount Učka

Only 30 minutes away from the seashore lies the natural haven of Mount Učka. The picturesque landscape of the mountain is a favourite hiking destination with many unique and attractive forest walking and hiking trails. Other outdoor activities that you can enjoy include mountain biking, free climbing, and paragliding.

Our tip: explore the mystery of the Trebišća-Perun history and mythology trail.


Coffee Culture

Opatija exudes a special charm and atmosphere which is an irresistible blend of modern and historical. Nowhere is it more evident than in its famous coffee houses Café Strauss and Café Imperial which are characterized by a typical Viennese flair. Find the best spot on the cafés’ sunny terraces to enjoy craft coffee, freshly made desserts, and seasonal surprises. Every season has its special charms, therefore indulge in the chestnut-based sweets in October and chocolate delicacies during the month of November when the Chocolate Festival takes place. 

Must try: Chestnut tart in Café Strauss and choco tacos in Café Imperial.

Fine-Dining Temptation

A true fine-dining treat is waiting for you in hotel Ambasador’s restaurant Cubo. The restaurant was awarded two toques by the renowned Gault&Millau guide for its creative dishes, extensive wine list, intimate interior, and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant collaborates with regional producers and serves the guests exclusively with fresh local ingredients. Try the dynamic tasting menu based on tradition and innovation created by the chefs Marin Šarić and Marko Mandek!

Must try: Creamy risotto with Kvarner scampi perfectly paired with the Istrian Malvazija.

Seasonal Delights

Every season on the Liburnia Riviera has its special charm and gastronomic focus. Marunada, the famous sweet chestnut festival, takes place every October in Lovran and has been included in British newspaper The Guardian’s list of food events not to be missed. Try the homemade desserts with sweet chestnuts in hotel Excelsior in Lovran! November is the sweetest of months that attracts all the chocolate lovers to the streets of Opatija. The annual Chocolate Festival will take place from 10 to 12 November and during that time you can taste various chocolate delicacies in the coffee houses Strauss and Imperial.

Must try: roasted sweet chestnuts at the Marunada fair and chocolate workshops in Café Strauss.


Discover the Mediterranean joie de vivre and experience the most beautiful moments on the magical Liburnia Riviera. It’s time to plan your dream holiday!

Opatija Delights

Hotel Istra ***

Discover all the delights that Opatija and its surroundings can offer while tasting the best local delicacies. 

Room from 104,00 € / 783,58 kn per night

Gemology SPA Experience

Hotel Ambasador *****

Add a touch of hedonism to your everyday life! In the wellness oasis of hotel Ambasador, a unique Gemology SPA experience awaits you. 

Room from 391,00 € / 2.945,98 kn per night

Wellness & Gourmet

Hotel Palace Bellevue ****

Take a well-deserved time-out at the Hotel Palace Bellevue and revitalize body, mind, and soul in the hotel's own wellness & spa area.

Room from 170,00 € / 1.280,86 kn per night