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Novi Vinodolski is a small city situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Nearby, there are towns: Crikvenica, Selce, Bribir, and Senj. The population of the total administrative area is around five thousand people.

Nowadays, Novi Vinodolski is recognized as a tourist resort, attracting travelers from all around the world.

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NOVI VINODOLSKI TRAVEL GUIDE

HISTORY OF NOVI VINODOLSKI

The first sign of life in Novi Vinodolski go far back in time, there are prehistoric findings, proving that there were paleolithic humans living in the area of the Pec cave on Zagora.

The name Novi Vinodolski” was inspired by the Vinodol Channel which is located close to the town. Up until 1953 city’s name was just “Novi”.

Novi Vinodolski was one of the first to become a tourist destination located on the coastline.

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NOVI VINODOLSKI  CITY SIGHTS

The city is divided into two parts. The old town situated on a hill, and the new part which contains all the necessary facilities for tourists like hotels, sports centers as well as a port.

Make sure to visit:

Frankopan castle - with a tower, and a little museum with gallery

Roman fort Lopsica - some people believe it was an old Roman fort, while others state it was medieval, Frankopanian Town

The church of the Blessed Virgin Mary - built at the time of the Frankopan prince - Martin. The cemetery next to it is still being used.

Remains of the Pauline convent

Lisanj cove - a perfect place for swimming

San Marino – which is a small island. You’ll find there a gothic church of St. Marin, an ancient inscription with the name of the Roman Empress Helena, as well as a few churches.

If you’re looking for a place with the best view of the town, climb to one of the 6 viewpoints.

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HOW TO GET TO NOVI VINODOLSKI

By plane - the nearest international airport is in Rijeka. From there you can rent a car, or take a bus.

From anywhere in Croatia you can easily get to Novi Vinodolski by car. An economical option is to take a bus, you can buy tickets at a bus station or on the internet. Dalibor Prodo Prodanic4

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ACCOMMODATION IN NOVI VINODOLSKI

As Novi Vinodolski is a holiday destination there are plenty of options, everyone will find a suitable option. The most expensive accommodation is right at the coastline, so if you want to save up a bit, choose a hotel further from the beach.

WHAT TO DO IN NOVI VINODOLSKI

The city beside relaxing on the beach has many options for those who prefer to spend their free time actively.  There are football, basketball, handball, tennis courts and bowling centers. A great idea is to go hiking or make a cycling trip. Water sports lovers can enjoy activities such as diving, surfing, sailing, and many more. For adrenaline seekers, there’s an opportunity to try parachuting.

During summer there’re numerous festivals, so make sure to check in advance, maybe you’re lucky and during your stay, you can take part in one of them! Dalibor Prodo Prodanic 5

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