Opatija is the touristic and Rijeka is the business centre of the region. Opatija is the cradle of tourism, the pearl of the Adriatic, the Old Princess, the place where tourism started in Croatia long time ago. Still with bespoken charm, it amazes all the visitors strolling among Austrian style villas, gardens and parks. All along the riviera there are numerous beaches to have fun adn dip in the crystal clear sea. 20 minutes from Opatija you will reach Rijeka, the regional centre. We recommend getting to the Trsat castle overlooking the entire Kvarner Bay.