Thanks to the new highway, the travel time from Zagreb Airport to Opatija is now reduced to 90 minutes.
Hotel Milenij***** Address: M. Tita 109, 51410 Opatija. The venue: http://www.milenijhoteli.hr/novi/en /
Hotel Milenij - 99 rooms and apartments - Royal Spa - Congress halls - Restaurant Argonauti - Caffe Wagner - Lobby bar Madonnina
12:00 - 13:00Lunch at the restaurant Cantinetta Sv. Jacov in the hotel gardens 13:00 - 16:30Executive Committee Meeting at the Villa Angiolina, next to the hotel 18:30 - 23:00Welcome Dinner at the Milenij Hall, hosted by Jadranski Pomorski Servis 12:00 - 13:00Lunch in the Milenij restaurant Argonauti After the lunch: visit to Opatijas splendid past: The Villa Angiolina, St Jakovs church, the open air Summer Theater, the Helios and Selena fountains and the Croatian Walk of Fame 15:30Return to the hotel and a chance to sample the Milenij Hotels home made chocolate and ice cream.
09:00 - 11:00Annual General Meeting at the Milenij Conference Hall II 11:00 - 11:15Coffee break 11:15 - 12:30Conference, morning session Opening address given by the President of the Governing Council of the Rijeka Port Authority - Prof.dr.sc. Pavao Komadina 12:30 - 13:30Lunch at the hotel 13:30 – 16:30Conference, afternoon session Managing Director of the Anglo Belgian Corporation – Mr Tim Berckmoes Further details of Conference Speakers will be published shortly.
18:30 - MidnightGala Dinner and Dancing at the Crystal Hall of Hotel Kvarner 10:00Departure at the hotel for a guided tour to Rijeka and Kastav, an ancient town on the hill offering a marvellous view on Kvarner Bay. Lunch at the romantic Kururiku gourmet restaurant where we meet famous historian and writer, Dr Amir Muzur, former mayor of Opatija, who will talk about the mysteries of Kastav Visit to the old center of Rijeka, its cathedral and Maritime Museum in the Governors Palace. Coffee break at the famous Art Nouveau cafe Filodrammatica.
Guided tour of Istrian Peninsula and visit to one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia – Brijuni. Described locally as Heaven on Earth Brijuni consists of an archipelago of 14 islands with a history dating back to the Romans. This area was well known as the summer residence of the Yugoslavian President Tito, and was visited by both royalty and movie stars. 09:30 - 17:00 From the historic town of Pula we will sail by boat to the national park to explore the most important sites on the small tourist train. You will see archaeological sites as well as the safari park. Back in Pula there will be time for coffee at one of Pulas famous cafes, then a coach transfer to one of the traditional Istrian restaurants in the heart of the peninsula. Here you will experience not only warm hospitality and delicious home-made food but also Istrian culture and music.