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The Novi Vinodolski Riviera is located in the central part of the Northern Croatian Littoral. And in the middle of this riviera is the town of Novi Vinodolski, which grew up from the old fort of Novigrad that used to belong to the noble Frankopan family. This political and cultural centre of the former Principality of Vinodol (
Vinodol – Vallis vinearia) is the cradle of the Mažuranić family of renowned writers and the Vinodol Law from 1288, the oldest Croatian legal text written in the cursive Glagolitic alphabet. Thanks to the area's evergreen vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate, clean air and clear sea, Novi Vinodolski was declared one of the region's first holiday resorts in 1878, shortly after Opatija.

The old part of the town is characterised by typical littoral architecture of stone buildings with white façades and red roofs, gently rising from sea level up the hill, to where the church and tower seem to stand guard over their surroundings. The specific shape of the town is what made Novi Vinodolski recognisable in the past. This is how it looks today, and how it will probably remain in the future as a tourist resort.

The very spirit of the town of Novi Vinodolski is its rich cultural heritage: the dilapidated walls of the Lopsica Roman fortress, the ruins of the former Pauline monastery, the Frankopan castle with its tower, the cathedral, the church of the Holy Trinity and the church of St. Marin on the small island of the same name, the house of the Mažuranić brothers, the public reading room and library from 1845, the local museum, Turnac town gallery, the unique Glass Chapel, the old part of the town, and the preserved authentic folklore of this region.

The traditional hospitality of local people, crystal clear sea, choice of beaches, absence of industrial pollution in the town and its surroundings, numerous vineyards, places to hunt, fresh mountain breezes billowing gently from the woods in the town's immediate hinterland, well-tended biking and hiking trails, belvederes and promenades – all these features give Novi Vinodolski Riviera great ecological advantages, especially for the development of tourism, hotels and restaurants.

The area's hotels, campsites, holiday villages, private apartments and rooms can accommodate more than 10,000 visitors daily. Various additional amenities are provided in the hotels and in their immediate vicinity, such as: sporting and recreational venues, indoor and outdoor seawater pools, saunas, diving centres and other facilities. Particularly worth mentioning is the 5-star "Novi Spa Hotels & Resort" which has one of the biggest and best-equipped wellness centres in Europe. Visitors coming especially for the area's gastronomic delights have a good variety of restaurants and typical taverns to choose from.

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Boat owners will find everything they need in the town harbour: places to moor, a filling station, a boat crane, a slipway for launching and taking boats from the water, and a parking area for cars, trailers and boats. There is also a sea rescue service.

Novi Vinodolski Riviera can be reached by the coast road from Kvarner or Dalmatia. For visitors from mainland Europe or Mediterranean areas, particularly useful are the railway station in Rijeka and Rijeka airport on the island of Krk. The town is also very easily reached by sea.

Novi Vinodolski Riviera stretches along ca. 25 kilometres of the coast; in addition to the town of Novi Vinodolski, it includes the coastal villages of Povile, Klenovica, Smokvica and Sibinj.

Thanks to its idyllic quietness and crystal clear sea, Povile is a true pearl of this riviera.

Visitors interested in fishing and fish specialities shouldn't miss a visit to Klenovica, one of the most renowned fishing villages on the Adriatic.

Smokvica and Sibinj are small holiday resorts that round off the extensive tourism offer of the Novi Vinodolski Riviera.

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Crikvenica is situated in the Kvarner bay at the Adriatic sea, at a distance of 35 kilometers from Rijeka, a apartments, rooms, hotel, croatia, restaurant, agencies, private accommodations, apartments crikvenica, rooms
big road and railway junction and the centre of the district of Primorje and Gorski Kotar, a part of which is also the town of Crikvenica. The whole town of Crikvenica is in fact a riviera with a row of almost connected small tourist resorts: Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo. The town spreads on about 28 square kilometers in the coastal zone, which is about 15 km long and about 2 km wide, and is squeezed between the sea and the elongated littoral reef of an average height above sea level of about 300 m. The neighbourhood of the airport on the island of Krk, the passenger and the cargo sea ports in Rijeka, as well as a good road and railway connection with Middle Europe contributed to an early development of tourism which has in the region of the present Riviera of Crikvenica a tradition of more than one hundred years.
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is full of small coves and beaches covered with white pebbles, some of them have even sand and are very well supplied with all modern equipment for beach life.
The high quality cleanliness of the sea has brought Crikvenica a "blue flag", that European recognition for seawater cleanliness.
Hotels with a very rich gastronomic offer, beaches equipped with drinks and snacks and great number of private restaurants to meet everybody's requirements.
Being on the seasile,
swimming should be the most popular sports jn Crikvenica. And so it is together with surfing and sailing. But there are some who prefer to touch the ball and for those the choice is large. Outdoor sports are practiced throughout the year owing to the very mild climate.
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After an active day, enjoying in the great choice of sports by sea and land, comes rest and relaxation with sauna and/ or massage. Concerts, folklore performances and festivities of all kind are awaiting you at Crikvenica.
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