The Croatian resort of Opatija once played host to the likes of Isadora Duncan. Now, it's back in fashion as an affordable summer retreat. Bob Maddams reports for The Guardian
Isadora Duncan's performances on stage were legendary. So, too, was the dancer's reputation for taking young lovers, and one of the places where she used to entertain them was the resort of Opatija (pronounced Oh-pat-ee-ya), which lies on the northern coast of Croatia, on the Istrian peninsular.
At the turn of the century, Opatija established itself as the high-class retreat of numerous crowned heads of Europe, plus the likes of Mahler and Chekov. But even in such dazzling company, no-one's star shone brighter than Isadora's. She was the undisputed It girl of her day. click for more