The Month of Love in Opatija: Romance on the coast of the Adriatic Sea

Opatija in February provides the perfect backdrop for special moments for couples. The town has been listed among Europe’s most romantic destinations, alongside Venice, Paris, Rome, Santorini, Amsterdam, Madeira and Porto.

The Month of Love in Opatija: Romance on the coast of the Adriatic Sea

Ranked as one of the most romantic places in Europe, Opatija is an ideal destination for couples in February. The ‘Month of Love’ in the town will be characterised by the special atmosphere, attractive programmes and beautiful decorations that will win the hearts of visitors.

After the magical Advent and carnival revelry, February in Opatija is dedicated to love. The town’s lush parks with their secluded paths, a long coastal promenade and starlit evenings provide the perfect setting for romantic moments, reinforced by hundreds of hearts and messages of love all over the town. Special photo points will help you preserve unforgettable experiences with your loved one, and walks through the parks will remind you of great loves that have developed here in the past to the sound of waves.

Tourism in Opatija started thanks to a love story. The famous Villa Angiolina was built in 1844 by Iginio Scarpa as a monument to his wife. The villa has become a symbol not only of Opatija, but also of the beginning of tourism in Croatia. This year, the anniversary of its construction also marks 180 years of tourism in Opatija – the town that is considered ‘the cradle of Croatian tourism’.

Opatija will delight couples with its superb gastronomy, relaxing treatments in modern spa & wellness centres and a unique combination of sea and mountains, architecture and nature, relaxation and fun. This will be accompanied by a special offer in Opatija’s hotels and restaurants during the entire month of February, with a special emphasis on Valentine’s Day.

The renowned tourism website European Best Destinations included Opatija among the most romantic destinations in Europe along with Venice, Paris, Rome, Santorini, Amsterdam, Madeira, Porto and other famous cities, noting that ‘love is woven into the very fabric of Opatija’. With its rich cultural heritage and beautiful nature, Opatija awakens feelings of love and inspires couples to enjoy every moment spent together.