ENJOY YOUR STAY WITH NATURE
Welcome to Opatija Camping
Our camp is situated only a few steps away from a large beach considered to be one of the most attractive bathing locations on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, surrounded by pine trees. Located in the town of Ičići, the campsite is only 2 kilometers away from Opatija in Croatia’s Kvarner region. Under the crowns of broadleaf and coniferous trees, following the harmony of the ground, this is a shelter for all those who need a temporary run away from civilization, and still have everything necessary at hand.
Discover the charm of the Opatija
The camp includes 13 ha (130.000 m2) of grassy surfaces enclosed by the shade of trees and stone pines and located in the vicinity of the coast and promenade Lungomare, which can accommodate up to 1200 people on 400 camping pitches equipped with electricity connections. Located close to the camp are additional sports facilities, beaches, a nature park, and many popular gastro venues.
A rich heritage in the heart of Kvarner region
History of Opatija and Ičići
Opatija is called the “pearl of the Adriatic“, and it is the cradle of Croatian tourism. Its history leaves us breathless. The story of Opatija is destined to be connected with St. Jacob’s church (protector of pilgrims and travelers) and its monastery from the 15th century, after which the town got its name:
In the bull of Pope Nicholas V, from 1453, it is mentioned “Abbati sancti Jacobi ad Palum – Abbey of St. Jacob at the pillar”.
Located on the edge of the Mediterranean, on the shores, of the Kvarner Bay, and on the slopes of the Učka Mountains, which are treasured down to the sea, it is within easy reach of capitals of Central and SEE Europe
The first-holiday house in Opatija, the Villa Angiolina, was built by Iginio Scarpa back in 1844. This year is now officially considered as the beginning of tourism in the town. The Villa Angiolina played host to many famous historical figures, such as Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, Empress Maria Anna, and the Croatian Ban Josip Jelačić.
Today, you can learn more about Opatija’s interesting history at the Croatian Museum of Tourism, which has three exhibition venues: the Swiss House, Villa Angiolina, and Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion, where you can acquaint yourself with the town’s intriguing history.
- In 1889, Opatija has officially declared a marine climatic health resort, because of its unique blend of sea air and mountain climate. This is why in the late 19th century, Opatija became the most respected European health resort from which numerous medical innovations originated. High concentrations of sea aerosol in the air, benefits of rich forest areas networked with promenades, and mild and pleasant climate all year round, have proven medical effects by the father of European laryngology, Leopold Schrötter Kristelli.
- In 1999 Učka Nature Park was proclaimed (Učka is known as the sacred mountain of the ancient Slavs, and it is an important biological habitat of rich flora and fauna, and of endemic species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world). Exceptional archeological treasures, evidence of the presence of man from 12,000 years BC have been found in several caves.
- In 2006 The city of Opatija won a silver award at the prestigious “Entente Florale – Golden Flower of Europe 2006” competition (AEFP).
- Andrija Mohorovičić is one of the most famous Croatian scientists of all time and one of the founders of modern seismology. A crater on the Moon, an asteroid, and the discontinuity between the crust and the mantle on Mars have been named after him.
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Ičići is a popular tourist resort situated on the road connecting Pula and Rijeka, located between the towns of Opatija and Lovran which is approx. 2 kilometers from the camp. The name Ičići has been derived from the name of the inhabitants of the neighboring place of Ika. One of the most attractive villas of the Liburnian seaside is the Secession-style Münz villa, constructed in 1903 by Jakob Ludwig Münz. During that period, Ičići was already a respectable and attractive residential zone of noble families and well-known societies. Near the villa, in 1990 a marina has been built, which carries on the maritime tradition of Ičići, which was in the Medieval Age a significant port for wood, coal, slack lime, oil, and wine. The gasworks has to represent the beginning of the XX century the so-called industrial boom of Ičići.
The town has a very large marina for big yachts, also in Ičići, there is situated a port for small boats. Ičići is also well known for its car camping. Because of the rich vegetation and favorable climate here, the tourist season lasts all year. With a variety of accommodations, sports, and recreational facilities, in a specially developed nautical tourism. On the road from Ičići to the Učka mountain, you will find the small medieval town of Veprinac, whose city statute dates as far back as the year 1500.
Today Ičići is a well-known tourist resort, the standard of which is guaranteed by the blue flag for the quality of the sea, which ensures, together with the natural attractiveness, a long-term perspective of development.
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