Opatija Riviera

Visit One of the Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Croatia!

Camping and tourist village Medveja is located in the heart of the Opatija Riviera, easily accessible and well connected with all major state roads and highways.

All those who favour a more classic summer vacation will find that the beaches of the Riviera offer more than enough to fulfil every desire. Bars, restaurants, deckchairs, umbrellas, sports equipment, water sports and other different activities… Everything you could possibly expect!

Situated on the eastern shore of the Istrian peninsula, surrounded by the massive mountains and forests of Ucka and Gorski Kotar, the beautiful islands and crystal blue sea of the Kvarner bay, and only a few steps away from Istria and all its riches, the Opatija Riviera presents itself as a perfect choice for an ideal summer vacation with family and friends.

The Ucka mountain will present a challenge for even the most experienced hikers. This 20 km long mountain range protects the Riviera in the west. It is between 4 and 9 km wide and its highest peak Vojak offers a stunning view over the whole of Istria, the Bay of Trieste, the Julian Alps and the Adriatic islands, all the way south down to the Dugi Otok island. The area of Ucka mountain is designated as a protected park of nature.

For a short gastronomic getaway, all you need is to cross Ucka, either by the mountain roads or through the tunnel, and enjoy in all the delicacies and local specialties offered in Istria, most notably the famous truffles. You can also take a tour of the beautiful Istrian countryside. If you prefer sea food, then a short excursion to one of the Kvarner islands is a perfect choice for you. A tour of the Riviera can also take you to numerous picturesque small towns and villages like Brsec, Veprinac, or Moscenice.

There are also numerous sightseeing locations on the Riviera. Opatija itself has often been described as “Vienna on the Mediterranean” by many travellers. Development of tourism in this region began in the second half of the 19th century when noble houses from all parts of the Habsburg monarchy and Europe favoured Opatija as one of the rare places that offered them complete relaxation and privacy. Hotels, villas and beautiful parks from that era still stand today and represent the pinnacle of cultural heritage and secessionist architecture in Croatia. Couples will particularly enjoy in long romantic walks along the Lungomare, a unique 12 km long coastal promenade from Volosko to Lovran.