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  • Nin is the oldest royal Croatian town and the place where the Croatian state was born. Today, Nin Riviera is a modern-day tourist destination that offers all types of activities for individuals and families alike:  exquisite sandy beaches and intimate lovely coves as well as utterly entertaining resorts of the highest quality.

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    Taste a part of the tradition – the Nin šokol

     Visit the Salt Museum and pans

     Relax on sandy beaches

    Landmarks

    The charming town of Nin

    love is in the (Nin) air

    Find out why Nin has been granted the official label of “European Best Romantic Destination”!

    Kiss your loved one on the marked “kissing points”, share your memories on the wall, buy a rose from the magical fairy dance at a romantic concert and grab a spot on the beloved “kissing bench”. The old town is the perfect setting to fall in love, get engaged or plan a wedding. If you are a hopeless romantic, Nin is just the place for you. And if you're not – you will become one. Find your prince(ss) charming in the charming Town of Nin!

    Nin Saltworks - Salt Museum

    Taste a museum

    If you want to add a little saltiness to your sweet vacation, the Salt Museum is a must.

    Salt has been produced in Nin since the Roman times and the local community is very proud of its traditional production according to the highest ecological standards.About 100,000 visitors per year learn more about unique salt production and find a wide range of salt products. They also taste and purchase the famous flower of salt, an exquisite delicacy considered "the caviar of salt" by many. It is universally appreciated by the pickiest of gourmets around the globe. Those who work in the local salt works take great pride in the fact that salt is not produced by machines here, but rather harvested directly from salt pans shaped by the impact of the sun, sea and wind and enriched by the diverse wildlife and healing mud. To make your vacation even sweeter, add a little salt!

    Nin Riviera Beaches

    Feel like a Queen

    Discover the sandy Queen's Beach or find another that will be your Queen of beaches

    Places like the Zaton Holiday Resort provide numerous entertainment and adventure options, but if you prefer therapeutic leisure, head to the sandy Queen’s Beach and enjoy a royal treatment with mud and the healing pools. The nearby beaches of Vir, Privlaka or Vrsi also are worth a visit.The lovely sandy coves of Bilotinjak, Ždrijac and the Queen’s Beach are regarded as some of the best beaches in Croatia and their mild yet continuous winds also create a great setting for enjoyable windsurfing and kitesurfing. Some of the beaches in the region are particularly suitable for kids, as their parents can relax and enjoy freely while the children have fun.

    The Church of St. Nicholas

    Plan a royal visit

    See the church where seven Croatian kings were crowned and feel like a king of the world yourself when you see the sunset.

    A famous symbol of the Nin Riviera is the Church of St. Nicholas, a 12th century Pre-Romanesque church very important for Croatian reigning dynasties. The small fortress-like church was built in the late 11th century and is only 5.9 m long, 5.7 m wide and 6 m high. According to the legend, seven Croatian Kings were crowned in Nin and, each of them, after the coronation, had to ride to it with their escorts where they would be presented to the people and, as a sign of royal power in a symbolic ritual, incise all four sides of the world with their swords. In addition to enjoying the church’s colourful history and distinctive heritage, visitors can also observe an amazing sunset that will only add to their memorable experience!

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    Stay at the Lanterna Lighthouse

    Stay at the Lanterna Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse Villa Lanterna on Vir island was originally constructed in 1881. The main edifice was built of stone. It is situated on an isolated spot in a pine tree forest adjacent to an attractive pebble and sandy beach.

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    Get lucky

    Gregory of Nin

    One of Gregory’s bronze statues, all made by famous Ivan Meštrović, can be found in Nin next to the Church of St. Anselm. The legend says that by touching his big toe, you can fulfil all your wishes, so come and try your luck!

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    Sail through history

    Condura Croatica

    Condura was arguably the smallest yet deadliest galley-type vessel in the history of warfare. Croatian Kings of the 11 th  and 12 th  century had up to 20 thousand oarsmen ready to propel them at a moment’s notice and one of the Conduras can be seen today at the Museum of Nin Antiquities. 

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    Šokol

    Meat lovers, unite!

    Although the seaside is known for its seafood specialities, you don’t want to miss out on this traditional meat titbit!

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    The Queen's Beach

    The Queen of Beaches

    Bring your kings, queens, princes and princesses to one of the most beautiful family-friendly beaches in Croatia – the Queen’s Beach!

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    The Healing Properties of Mud

    Natural healing, baby!

    We all know that relaxing on a beach is healthy. But relaxing on the Queen’s Beach is more than just that – it has medically been proven good for you. The secret? Its mud!

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    Šokol

    Meat lovers, unite!

    Although the seaside is known for its seafood specialities, you don’t want to miss out on this traditional meat titbit!

    Šokol is the traditional dried meat sausage made from high quality pork meat, salt and spices. But what gives it its special recognizable taste is the particular aromatic wind that blows from the north - bura. The meat is first placed in sea salt for several days, then marinated in boiled red wine and sprinkled with various spices. The rest is left to the effects of smoke and bura, as well as a secret ingredient only locals pass from generation to generation without a written trace. Every family has its way of doing the šokol and this is why the best way to see and taste the differences is at Nin’s Šokol Festival which has been taking place in July since 2003. See how many you can try!

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    The Queen's Beach

    The Queen of Beaches

    Bring your kings, queens, princes and princesses to one of the most beautiful family-friendly beaches in Croatia – the Queen’s Beach!

    The Queen’s Beach is a 3-kilometre-long sandy beach included on American Travel Channel’s list of the world’s most beautiful beaches! Supposedly owing its name to the wife of the first King of Croatia (Tomislav) who was especially attracted to its beauty, this haven of the Nin Lagoon offers one of the most breath-taking views of Mount Velebit. The shallow warm water and extending sand dunes of the beach are suitable for families with small children and for people in need of therapeutic baths, as local pools have been used to treat various medical ailments for over 60 years. For those who prefer a bit more action, coastal breezes make this part of the lagoon a good spot for windsurfing and the local sand courts offer a chance for some fun beach volleyball. Apart from the Queen's Beach, the Nin Riviera is known as the largest area of sandy beaches in Croatia.

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    The Healing Properties of Mud

    Natural healing, baby!

    We all know that relaxing on a beach is healthy. But relaxing on the Queen’s Beach is more than just that – it has medically been proven good for you. The secret? Its mud!

    The medicinal mud (peloid), located near the long, sandy Queen's Beach was tested by thousands of people who have used the mud to treat various ailments. Rheumatic diseases, spinal deformities, muscular and skeletal system problems, female infertility, skin diseases – you name it, the mud will heal it! All you have to do is cover your body with the mud, sunbathe on the beach and rinse off with warm sea water for ten to twenty days. This technique doesn’t just sound good to us, it did to the ancient Romans as well! Nin’s mud was used in a spa in this place in the prehistoric era which is evidenced by tegulas that were used for the therapy and a sculpture of the goddess of fertility. Feel like a god(dess) yourself!

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