Saturday. Opatija – Krk. Welcome to Croatia and welcome aboard! Nestled into a bay along the Gulf of Kvarner, lies the quaint seaside resort town of Opatija. Surrounded by beautiful woods of laurel, the entire maritime coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque. The oceanfront promenade is lined with grand buildings in the Austro-Hungarian style (a reference to the history of this region), an illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade, well-kept beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops make Opatija a real northern drawcard.
Don’t miss the boat! YOUR CRUISE DEPARTS FROM OPATIJA HARBOUR AT 13:00. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time for the Saturday afternoon departure from Opatija harbour; we are able to arrange a pre nights accommodation in a local hotel should you require.
Early afternoon we set sail for the island of Krk. Under Venetian rule from 1480 to 1797, today the island is still loaded with Venetian architecture and charm. Directly opposite the waterfront is the gorgeous old city (also referred to as Krk) complete with defensive city wall, cobbled streets, town hall, cathedral and market square. There are plenty of hidden alleys filled with trinket shops to explore, numerous bars, pizza restaurants and café shops to take respite, whilst watching the sunset and listening to outdoor musicians play their tunes.
Overnight: Krk - onboard | Lunch