RetrOpatija is an ideal festival for all those who long for the magical days of the past in Opatija. An event that brings back a sense of time when the pace of life was slower, times when we took a lot more time to do most of everything and enjoyed the little things. During the festival, Opatija is full of retro music, food specialties and dancers dressed in typical clothes of the period. Hotel Bristol dates back to the Austro-Hungarian era, whose monarch in early 1867 was Franz Josef. Also, the lifestyle and fashion of Queen Elizabeth’s time returns with crinolines, bustles, polonaises, dolmans, lavish embellishments and details of all descriptions.