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Nin Travel Guide

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This historic town of Nin lies on an islet attached to the Croatian mainland by two, majestic, 16th-century stone bridges. Twice destroyed by the Venetians while under their control, Nin took the hits to keep Zadar intact. The area is thought to have been populated some ten thousand years ago by immemorial Mediterranean people, followed by the Illyrian Liburnians, prior to Roman rule. Nin was a Christian Bishopric during the Middle Ages, and an important trade center for seafaring people trading with the Greeks dating back to the Hellenistic Period. Artifacts, and a Byzantine mosaic on a villa floor constructed by Romans emphasize the area's early connections. Recent work has begun to restore monuments and encourage tourism, but visitors can find wonderful history in the Church of the Holy Cross, as well as the Coronation Church.




Where is Nin?

Nin is a town in the Zadar County of Croatia, in Dalmatia. Nin has a population of around 1,000 with total municipality population of 3,000. Nin is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic. It was settled over 10,000 years ago and the present-day town on the islet was developed 3,000 years ago. 



Nin Tourist Board

Trg Brace Radica 3, Nin;
+385 (0)23 265 247
 tzg-nina@zd.t-com.hr; www.nin.hr 

Attractions and Activities in Nin

1. Roman Temple: Remains of a Temple that date from the reign of the Vespazian 69-79 AD
2. Museum of Salt: See a traditional way of salt production and taste “the flower of salt“
3. Ancient Port: One of the largest and the richest ports on the eastern Adriatic from Illyric period
4. Gold and Silver Church Treasury: See Juda’s silver coin and ring of Pope Pio II (5th century)
5. Holy Cross Church: Beautiful “smallest cathedral in the world’’ built in the 9th century
6. Medicinal Mud: Located near the long, sandy Queen's Beach
7. Condura Croatica: Old Croatian boats that were used in 11th and 12th century; found in 1966
8. Duke Branimir Statue: Statue of Croatian duke on 7th June 879 recognized as legal Croatian emperor
9. Mosaics: Floor mosaics featuring animal, geometrical and plant decorations dated to the 2nd century
10. Activities: 110 kms of purpose-built cycle lanes plus watersports and donkey farms

Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Nin

1. Condura Croatica: Pizzeria; Put Skrile 1, Ninske Vodice; www.condura-croatica.hr
2. Konoba Branimir: Mediterranean cuisine; Viseslavov trg 2, Nin
3. Burela: Mediterranean cuisine; Trg Brace Radica 2, Nin
4. Konoba Dalmacija: Croatian cuisine; Zrinskofrankopanska 4, Nin
5. Konoba Bepo: Mediterranean cuisine; Draznikova 76T, Zaton; www.konoba-bepo.hr 

Hotels and Accommodations in Nin

1. Zaton Holiday Resort: Luxurious resort; 3-star; $; Draznikova 76, Nin; http://zaton.hr
2. Aparthotel Lekavski: Great accomodation; 3-star; $; Draznikova 15, Zaton, Nin; www.lekavski.de
3. Apartment Miljenka: Apartments; 3-star; $; Dalmatinska 10, Nin; www.croatiaapartmentsguide.com
4. Apartment Village Nin: Single apartments; 3-star; $; Pout Grgura Ninskog 69, Nin; www.zaton.hr
5. Villa Dalibor: Single apartments; 3-star; $; Ulica hrvatskih gradova 16, Nin; www.vila-dalibor.com

Camps near Nin

1. Camp Zaton: Great campsite; 4-star; Draznikova 76t, Zaton; http://zaton.hr 
2. Camp Dispet: Fine camp; 1-star; Put zdrijaca bb, Nin; www.facebook.com/autocamp.dispet 
3. Camp Nin: Fine camp; 1-star; Put Venere Anzotike 41, Nin; www.campingnin.hr 
4. Camp Ninska Laguna: Near south Velebit; 2-star; Put blata 10, Nin; www.ninskalaguna.hr 
5. Camp Peros: Good autocamp; 2-star; Put Petra Zoranica 14, Zaton; www.autocamp-peros.hr 

Google Map of Recommendations for Nin

See ART Google Map for additional recommendations of places to see and things to do in Nin.


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Toni Krasnic

I'm the founder of the Adriatic Tourism & Real Estate Group, author of the Adriatic Road Trip Travel Guide, and author of this blog.

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