Nin, the oldest Croatian royal town, only 15 kilometers away from the county center Zadar, is an excellent destination for a day trip. With its surroundings, it is great as a place for a longer summer vacation, as well.
The center of the old city is actually an island with diameter of 500 meters, which is connected with the mainland by two stone bridges. Because of its strategic location throughout the ages, it became an urban center very early. Walking in its streets, you will constantly be faced with a rich cultural heritage, such as the smallest cathedral in the world, or with the monuments of the early Croatian history.
In addition to being an island, Nin is bounded by the city walls, long sandy beaches and lagoon. In the very proximity of the city, near Queen's Beach, one can find medicinal mud, that many use for therapeutic purposes. The nearby riviera is known as a camping destination, with Zaton, tourist resort on whose beach the Blue Flag waves, as the main center.
Nin is among the richest archaeological sites in Croatia. Although it was destroyed twice in the 16th and 17th century, today's visitors, fortunately, can still enjoy the unique historical heritage.