ADRIASPILLCON 2023 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Convention Centre of Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija, the oldest Croatian tourist resort.
Opatija is a town on the eastern coast of Istria in the Bay of Kvarner (lat 45º20’ N; long 14º19' E) at the base of mountain Učka (1401 m), 14 km from the main Croatian port of Rijeka.
Opatija, which was already inhabited in Roman times, owes its present name to the Benedictines’ abbey (Opatija is the Croatian word for ‘abbey’) the first record of which dates back to 1453. Because of its pleasant climate (winter average 7 ºC, summer average 21.9 ºC, high air pressure and constant air currents) and its relative vicinity to central Europe, with which the railway connects it since 1873, by the second half of the 19th century Opatija became an important tourist resort and a spa with numerous hotels and villas.
Despite being primarily a winter resort before the Great War, since the 1920s Opatija is predominantly a summer tourist destination.