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Novi Vinodolski Riviera

Novi Vinodolski and the surrounding places

In the central part of the northern Croatian coast, from the old Frankopan fortress called Novigrad, the tourist town of Novi Vinodolski, the centre of today’s Riviera Novi Vinodolski, developed and expanded along the coast.

Two kilometres south of Novi is the small holiday resort Povile. It has crystal clear sea and a beautiful pine camp with a small church of St. Mary Magdalene built in the 14th century, who is also the patron saint of the place. Klenovica is situated nine kilometres south of Novi. It is a small fishing town which celebrates its fishermen and the sea. For people from Klenovica sea is life and the proof is the monument of a fisherman in the port. Today, Klenovica is known as a tourist destination ideal for rest and recreation. Its major characteristic is its clean sea and landscape. The promenade by the sea connects Klenovica with the neighbouring settlement Smokvica. For those who want to enjoy only the magic of clean sea, light summer breeze and untouched nature, this is the best destination.

The villages nestling in its hinterland – Breze, Krmpote, Donji Zagon, Gornji Zagon and Ledenice – are ideal for escaping the heat and crowds of the summer months and for enjoying magnificent views of the surrounding areas. Particularly captivating is the view from the fort of Gradina in Ledenice.

Beaches, sports and leisure

The Novi Vinodolski Riviera stretces along 25 km of indented coastline dotted with hidden coves and rocky, pebbly and sandy beaches. The benefits of the crystal-clear sea invite you to swim and dive. Only 205 metres from the coast, situated in front of Novi Vinodolski, lies the islet of San Marino, an unmissable destination for all visitors to the Novi Vinodolski Riviera.

People have always been attracted by the endless blue of the mystical depths of the sea. Why don’t you embark on that adventure too? Get to know the unique geological and biological wealth of the marine flora and fauna. Explore the area’s numerous underwater caves and cliffs or the wrecks of a German warship and a Greek cargo ship in the Velebit Channel, which today have become home to numerous plant and animal species.

An exceptional geographical position, a mild and pleasant climate that allows sports activities almost all year round, and a network of attractive bike trails make the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera an ideal destination for cycling enthusiasts, regardless of whether you are a professional or recreational athlete.

The seven walking and hiking trails in Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo, Selce, Novi Vinodolski and Vinodol offer extraordinary sights and a special atmosphere.The trails run along the coast, through a pine forest right by the sea, or through the green hinterland across attractive forests, fields, mountain tops, cliffs and ridges.

It is one thing to experience Vinodol by passing through it, and quite another to see it from the "bird’s-eye view”. A new, distinctive tourist product was created by building six (6) belvederes in the District of Vinodol and the Town of Novi Vinodolski.