Hotel Kvarner & Villa Amalia
Travel Blogs from Opatija
Cloudy start but
still made it to our little private beach to read and relax.
As we did yesterday
we skipped lunch surviving on fruit in order to be in the water as long as we
Tried a great
restaurant at night "Konoba" in the main street of the fishing village. Only 22
euros for both of us …
Finally the sun arrived, and in strength. Apart from 2 rainy interruptions the rest was pure sun.
So lots of walking, beaches and cold swimming.
Dinner at a fantastic place called Tremenka - best food all the trip and probably the best since a few years back in Paris.
... can sort it out.
Opatija was developed as a resort town
for the aristocracy of the Hapsburg empire so it has had wonderful
public works projects along the foreshore. This includes the
Lungomare, a 13 km long elegant public walkway along the shoreline.
Everywhere else the seashore is alienated by private dwellings and
massive hotels that like to make their bit of seashore ...
... Lungomare and stopped on the way for coffee and cake
just to complete the excess.
Tonight there is a dance troupe doing
a show at an outdoor theatre on the foreshore so we are looking
forward to that.
The song and dance troupes in national
dress was a thoroughly enjoyable show. It was really professionally
produced by the Grad (Town Council I think). Great audio, ...
... even looking out, and it was clear sky with views down all the way and we flew over Venice and, and...grrrr. We had to wait a long time for our bags to come off. Then the transfer from Gatwick south to the north station to get the train into London proper. Half an hour to Victoria station. A man told me to go to a small news stand to buy an Oyster card, good for unlimited fares on subway and metro busses. Done. Got ...