Hotel Villa Ariston
Travel Blogs from Opatija
... br> We were told to order “Red Red Wine” in the bar, which we only gave a score of “One in Ten”, and to top it off they had “A Rat in the Kitchen”. But it turned out the bar was owned by the drummer of the band UB40 – so that explained everything!
So another 193 miles further away from home and another new place to explore. Cheap and sunny, we are really enjoying Croatia.
... and you could look farther than when you're sitting on the beach.
By the time we had had enough of that beach, it was allready 5 pm so we figured we'd check out the rest of the island some other time.
We did some shoping for dinner and had a shower.
Since it was hot the day before and no clouds in the sky to speak of, it did not accure to me that it might rain. So when in the middle of the night I woke ...
... 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 ...
and salads to choose. We had smoked anchovies as an antipasto with
bread and a salad of cucumber, the yellow potatoes that we have seen
extensively, beans and tomatoes and a little lettuce. The olive oil
on the table was really good. The house white was also really good
local wine of the style we we become used to.
We had a fish each (Sea Bass I think).
It arrived on a plate by ...