Travel Blogs from Opatija
... we left Rovinj and we saw a combination of beautiful green national parks, dry rocky landscapes and some huge mountain ranges. After 2 hours driving we both felt a stop was needed for a break and bite to eat, so we pulled into a lovely seaside town called Novi Vinodolski. After doing a “Basil Fawlty” on the Croatian parking meter and eventually getting the machine to issue a ticket, we wandered into the harbour for ...
Around 10 am we hopped in our car to drive around the island. Our first stop would be Baska all the way in the other side.
First a little bit of info about Krk. Krk is the largest island of the Adriatic Sea
When you first arrive on the island (which is the only island connected to the main land with a bridge) the landscape looks more like you've arrived on the moon than on a mediteranian island. It's dry ...
... dud the job. It was in an old port side 4 story building old staircase but had the best local market at our door. Veg, fish, meat, it had it all. During our week we did a day tour to Pula, and ancient port village complete with roman gates and walls and an amphitheatre like ...
... 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, ...