The small town of Nin is located ina a shallow lagoon about 14 km far from the town of Zadar. Nin was one of the main settlements of the Liburnians until the arrival of the Roman conquerors, and since then the proud Municipium named Aenona.
It is the oldest town, the residence of the Croatian Kings, which was a very important harbour in those centuries. The medicinal peloid of Nin has served the curative purposes since the Roman times till now. Nin and the surrounding tourist resorts welcome their guests tourists with the nicely furnished private apartments, rooms, and their small idylic campsites.
The long natural sandy beaches of Nin, with their total length of 8,000 m, are one of its trademarks and an impressive image which visitors remember about the oldest Croatian royal town. Kraljičina (meaning queen’s) beach is unique in many ways. It is Croatia’s longest sandy beach, and its name is connected to a legend. Namely, during a stay in Nin the first Croatian king, Tomislav, watched with his queen the unforgettable sunset and breath-taking view of the Velebit mountain and enjoyed rare relaxing moments. It is also interesting that on the way to the beach one has to cross a 10-metre long shallow.
Among the gifts of Nature, in which Nin abounds, ceratainly one of the most valuable is the medicinal mud (peloid), located near the long, sandy Queen’s Beach. Its effectiveness has been tested by thousands of people, who organised and supervised by a Zadar Health Institution, have used the mud to treat various ailments such as rheumatic diseases, spinal deformities, muscular and the skeletal system problems, female infertility and various skin diseases for decades.
House of salt
The prosperity of this region was based on the production of salt in prehistoric and ancient times. This region still lives on this very precious gift of nature. And this is how the story of the pecularities of this region, human activities and health begins.The technology of salt production uses to the maximum the benefits of this area: lots of sunshine favourable winds and the special geographical position. It is not suprising that Nin salt, with a high percentage of iodine, is among the best in Europe, and in the world.