Something different on our holiday in Opatija, Croatia; It is not, except for cruises, similar to vacations to move between cities, and every day with a predetermined program, but rather it is a spontaneous relaxation vacation, in which we decide every day what to do. The story began with the reservation of an apartment online with the owner directly, and although the reservation was made three weeks before the travel, we noticed that the owner, unusually, did not ask for the value in advance.
The apartment is wonderful within a building whose apartments are fully booked. From the first moment we found a warm welcome from her. Georgia and Vladimir in their seventies, from well-off families, original, material is not everything, she was working in the telecommunications sector, and he is a civil engineer, he expanded a house for them with two apartments to build five modern apartments overlooking a hill on the sea and the nearby city . Everything in the apartment was modern, comfortable and elegant, as it is their apartment that they leave for rent in the summer season. Every day, she wants to provide us with services, and to include us in her care, including taking us on free tours in the surrounding area, some of which ended in the an elegant sea side cafe , or giving us sweets that she makes, and if we ask her for a paid breakfast, it will be rich and delicious and for a small amount. She is active in taking care of the house, and he cares for the garden, they are both kind, energetic, friendly, and caring. In Opatija we noticed that the people with us are calm, friendly and generous, even the most interested in our dog Bruno. It is easy to talk to people you do not know, and they are polite and kind. Opatija was the summer resort of the Austrian Empire before its disintegration, and they built it well, as usual. The houses are elegant and the city is well planned, the sea water is as calm as the people. You almost forget the Middle East with its tensions, crowds, and problems. Here they celebrate life, and every night, even in September, there are musical and artistic festivals. The lifestyle in Opatija calms the soul and prolongs life, a life that appeals to many, myself included.