Town of Nin

History and geography

Nin is the oldest Croatian royal town. It is 14 km north-west from Zadar. It is situated in a shallow lagoon, surrounded by sandy beaches and the very center of the old town is situated on a island with a diameter of about 500m, connected to the land with two bridges.

Due to many sunny days and high sea temperature, bathing tourism lasts from May to September. It is the biggest find of medicinal mud Peloid in Croatia and one of the most important archeological finds in Croatia.

Nin is 3000 years old, founded by the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians in 9th century B.C. under the name Enona. During the Roman Empire, Nin is an important municipium and sea port under the name Aenona. In 7th century, upon the arrival of Croats to this area, it becomes their first political, cultural and religious center.

Gastronomy in Nin

Nin is rich with numerous restaurants offering local and mediterranean specialties. All restaurants are 500m to 700m or 10 minutes walking from the campsite Ninska Laguna. Most of them are in the town center of Nin surrounded by historical sights.

Tourist city map



Things to do in Nin

Sandy Beach in Nin, Croatia
Enjoying on Nin’s sandy beaches – swimming, tanning, having fun
Kite Surfing Nin, Zadar, Croatia
Experience Surfing in Nin
cycling nin zadar croatia
Cycling arround Nin and Zadar
Krka Waterfalls
Nin is excelent starting point for excursions to nearby islands and national parks
Nin, Zadar Croatia
Walking thru historical old town streets for sightseeng and getting souvenirs

Things to visit in Nin

Nin’s historical sights

St Nicholas Nin, Croatia
The Church of St Nicholas built in 11th century
St Cross Church in Nin, Croatia
The Church of the Holy Cross called the smallest cathedral in the world
Roman Temple in Nin, Croatia
Remains of the Roman temple dated from 1st century
Museum in Nin, Croatia
The Museum of Nin Antiquities
Salt Museum in Nin Croatia
The Museum of salt – part of factory producing salt from the sea


Statue of Grgur Ninski in Nin
Statue of Grgur Ninski, locals believes touching statue big toe fulfills wishes
Duke Branimir in Nin, Croatia
Statue of Duke Branimir, croatian ruler in the 9th century