Experience in Nin
Explore Nin that strongly attracts with unique cultural heritage: Juda’s silver coin, remains of the largest Roman temple on the Adriatic, original old Croatian ship, coronation church of St. Nicholas, miraculous statue of Our Lady and museums keeping many secrets. Touch big toe on the foot of the monument of Gregory of Nin in the centre of the town – as legend has it – you will secure happiness because it’s listed among the most attractive world happiness symbols – you have to check for yourself. Discover mystical and puzzling church of St. Cross, called the smallest cathedral in the world – compared to Stonehenge because it represents sundial and calendar. Also, walk to the coronation church of St. Nicholas on the small hill in the middle of the meadow where you will feel as the time has stopped.
Walk along the lagoon, on the Queen’s beach, one the most beautiful world beaches with breath-taking view on the mountain of Velebit. There are wooden paths so you can peacefully walk over marshes with medicinal mud. If you visit the area in the summer months try beneficial efficiency of the mud that reliably cures many disorders and improves skin. In the spring enjoy blossoming plants and unusual landscape where 4 NATURA 2000 habitats located next to each other formed natural botanic garden. In the fall and winter months enjoy long walks along the sandy beaches and the lagoon, cycle or learn how to surf and wind kite in the organized trainings on the Ždrijac beach.
If you like fishing you can try it on the sea or river that mouths to the lagoon but for that you need licences that can be bought online. We recommend visiting fish town Privlaka where you can buy fresh sea fish from the local fishermen.
If you like birds, you can watch them early in the morning or evening during spring or early summer and in the autumn when there are numerous migrations. Tourist board in cooperation with ornithologists volunteers organizes world day of counting birds. In the fields of salt professional guides will take you through the salt pans and introduce natural salt production and ornithology richness preserved by Nin’s Lagoon.
For active tourists there is organized horseback riding in the nature offered by Camp Zaton where you can also enjoy other sports: tennis, mini golf, scuba diving and other sea sports.
In the area of Nin, in the town Žerava visit the farm of donkeys, and we also recommend visit to the cowboy village in Vrsi or to go for a swim on the southwest part of the island of Vir where, if you’re lucky, you’ll experience encounter with dolphins.
Explore magical story of Nin, a story about exceptional natural resources and valuable historical heritage, a story about rare and endemic lagoon plants, story about adjustment and perseverance, story about salt pan, bird life, uniqueness and sustainable development of tourism and about life of local people by the sea and from the sea.