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Novi Vinodolski and the riviera
Novi Vinodolski is an attractive tourist town, far known for its beautiful sandy and rocky beaches, a one hundred year old park, rich vegetation, country villas and luxury apartments and hotels which are visited by tourists from all over the world.

It is located in the middle part of the northen Croatian coast, and has developed from an old Frankish fort called Novigrad and spread along the coast.

Novi Vinodolski is characterized by the coastal architecture of white fronts and red rooftops that rise above the old city core, from sea level to the church and tower on the hill, high above the city's conture.

Because of its beauty, closeness and extremely good infrastructure, this city attracts more tourists from year to year. The Adriatic tourist road connects Novi Vinodolski across Rijeka with central Europe and is located at the end of a road that leads through an area of high black forests of Kapela, the shortest route across Ogulin that connects continental Croatia with the sea.

This is a city of exceptional history, populated since the ancient times, with many monuments of culture from that period, among which are the walls of the Roman fort Lopsica, then the remains of the Pauline monestary, the Frankish castle with a tower, the church of the Holy Trinity and St. Marina on the island of the same name, the house of the Mažuranić brothers, the Heritage museum and the gallery, and the old city centre.

In the city centre there is a Frankish castle with a square tower which houses a modernly decorated National library founded in 1845.

The Korzo in Novalja is one of the most beautiful coastal streets which with its futuristic and unusual wavey look especially intrigues visitors and tourists. Throughout the whole year the Korzo is a sort of a «living room» to the people of Novalja and many tourists. It has many cafe's with terraces and small shops, and the walking area is decorated with trees and flowers.

Thanks to the evergreen vegetation and mild conditions of the mediterranean area, clean sea and air, Novi Vinodolski was in 1878., after Opatija, included on the list of tourism pioneers of the coastal area.

The city has a mild and healthy mediterranean climate with mild and pleasant warm and sunny summers, with the daily temperature moderated by the light winds coming from the sea. Even though the days of the swimming seasons are mostly sunny, high temperatures can be endured because the mild winds that blow through the Vinodolski canal, ease the summer heat.

The hospitality of the population, the crystal blue sea, the city and its surroundings without industrial pollution, the mountain air from the high forest of the hinterland are all suitable for hunting tourism and are priceless advantages in the development of tourism in this area.

In Pavlomir, not far from Novi Vinodolski, 25 acres of vineyards have been planted, so the people of Novalja are proud of their quality wines.

Classic hotels, modern tourist resorts, camps, bungalows, apartments and rooms in private houses offer acommodation capacities to over 10.000 tourists a day. Built as part of the hotel resorts or close to them are sporting grounds, inner and outter swimming pools with sea water, saunas and similar facilities.

In Novi Vinodolski one of the most beautiful and most luxurious resorts in Croatia has been built – Novi Spa Hotels & Resort, which can acommodate around 1500 gueats in its apartments. At the resort there are nine swimming pools, restaurants, children's city, a garage with 500 parking spaces and the largest wellness centre in this part of Eaurope, that stretches 10.000 square meters.

During the summer months Novi Vinodolski offers its guests a number of interesting cultural and fun events.

The waters of the city port with vessel berths, gas stations, a crane for lifting and lowering vessels, a parking lot, are all intended for nautical tourists, for whom an emergency service and sea rescue has also been organized.

With the Adriatic tourist road, the railway station Rijeka, the airport Krk-Rijeka, and especially the sea routes, this city is connected to Europe and the Medinerranean. Novi Vinodolski can also be reached by motorway by a 20km route.

Povile
A small coastal village with only about 200 inhabitants is located only 2 km from Novi Vinodolski. It is located near the Adriatic motorway and stretches across two bays, where tourist resorts and three autocamps have been built. The sea is very clear and especially suitable for sports fishing and underwater activities. This place is suitable for guests who seek to find a quiet Mediterranean atmosphere. Catering services can be found in the tourist resorts or the private restaurants that offer a rich choice of fish and other national delicacies.

Klenovica – Krmpote
Klenovica is mentioned in the 17. st. as a settlement of Krmpoćan's. It is located on the far southeast side part of Novi Vinodolski. Here live about 400 people of which many are outstanding fishermen. The part of Klenovice - Krmpota is a direct contrast of the grey, mountain massive and the mild Mediterranean climate. Along the coast stretch natural beaches and bushes and just a few kilometers to the northUz morsku obalu protežu se prirodne plaže i šumarci, a samo nekoliko kilometara sjevernije stretch the forest slopes of Kapela and Velebita. Klenovica offers around 500 beds in family houses, 50 beds in the apartments of the Vila Lostura and about 2000 places in autocamps. Also here are a few very good sea food restaurants that offer a rich choice of fish specialities. It has a good port, a post office, a gas station and shops. West of Klenovica is the bay Žrnovnica with a rich supply of good drinking water, from which the whole county is supplied with water.

Smokvica – Sibinj
Has good acommodation capacity in private housing and a camp in Sibinj. Stands out with extremely beautiful beaches.

Ledenice
Ledenice were for centuries the watchtower at the entry to the Vinodolska valley. Located 8km southeast of Novi Vinodolski it lays on a grassy plateau. In the 16th century the fort and its walls were very important for the coastal area in their defense from the Turks. At the beginning of the 18th century the old Ledenice city lost its importance and became deserted, and beneath the fort sprouted todays village. Today Ledenice with the surrounding places; D. Zagon, Bater and Brezam is an interesting resort which offers good conditions for hunting tourism, cycling and mountain walks.


The Tourist Board of the Primorje-Goranska County
www.kvarner.hr

The Tourist Board of Novi Vinodolski
www.tz-novi-vinodolski.hr
 
 

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