Opatija is a fashionable Adriatic tourist resort. In the past it was a summer and winter destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility because of its mild Mediterranean climate, and today it is a place of luxury hotels, former villas and private summer residences that have been turned into beautiful hotels, wellness centres, congress halls, and swimming pools. Villa Angiolina, one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings, has hosted many famous people. From then until today, Opatija has been a favourite destination for many tourists. The elegant shops, lounge bars and hotel terraces are like in any other fashionable destination in the world. A walk in the well-tended parks and the seaside promenade (Lungomare - 12 km long) and a swim in the town swimming area or in one of the smaller bays offers the rare combination of being able to enjoy the charms of nature and a taste of the high life that reaches back into the spirit of the past.