Adria International School is located on the address Stubište Miroslava Krleže 1, Opatija, or, for those more familiar with this region, the former building of Opatija’s kindergarten.

Apart from its beauty and charm, this building is a true gem also because the city of Opatija itself does not have many available properties suitable for educational purposes.

This school year, the building is being used by Opatija Hospitality School, which has temporarily moved here due to construction on its two main buildings (Novi list, 13/09/2022). The Hospitality School should have occupied the building until summer of 2023, but due to delays, the construction will last until the 2023/2024 school year (Novi List, 25/01/2023) , precisely until the 31 st of October 2023. It is important to stress that this will in no way impede successful and unhindered teaching activities in either school, since each will operate in its own space. For the time being, Adria International School will use one floor of the building, while the rest will be used by the Hospitality School, at least until conditions for its return to the newly-renovated buildings are met, which both the teachers and students are anxious to see.

In the future, Adria International School intends to use the entire building, which will have to be refreshed and furbished, as well as the surrounding yard, which will be converted into a children’s playground and a STEM park where outdoor classes will be conducted.

Finally, please note that Adria School will begin renovations in July, with plans to open its doors to interested visitors in the second half of August. The exact date will follow.


Adria International School is situated in the centre of Opatija. Due to its extraordinary beauty and unique geographical position, Opatija is often labelled as the pearl of Croatian tourism. It is located at the foot of the Učka mountain range, and one can recognise it by its beautiful nature, parks, old Austrian-Hungarian villas and hotels, as well as the 12-kilometre long Lungomare promenade that connects settlements on Opatija’s Riviera – Volosko, Opatija, Ičići, Ika, and Lovran.

The intense development of Opatija began in the second half of the 19th century, when the city became a fashionable health resort for the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy bourgeoisie, and it retained the reputation of a luxury resort to this day. Opatija holds the leading position in Croatia when it comes to congress tourism and organisation of festivals and concerts.


Rijeka, the third largest city in Croatia and the capital of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, is located just 14 km east of Opatija.

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County extends across and has a population of 266,503 inhabitants. Apart from Rijeka and its surroundings, it encompasses the islands of the Kvarner Gulf, the Croatian Littoral, and Gorski Kotar.

Rijeka has a population of 110,000 inhabitants, and until the end of the 20th century it was an industrial city and the centre of Croatian shipbuilding industry. Today, Rijeka is the site of many investments, not only in industry but in tourism as well, which makes it an attractive place to live in.

Kvarner and Istria

West of Opatija there is the Istrian peninsula, which is, economically and culturally, one of the most developed regions of Croatia.

Kvarner and Istria are known for multiculturalism and multilingualism. Serbian, Slovenian and Italian minorities are the largest in this area, while in recent times an increasing number of families from the EU have settled in these parts either for business or because of the climate.

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