Kvarner newsletter / no 2

Novi Vinodolski
130th year of organized tourism

In addition to rich cultural and entertaining programs which are held in town, in 2008 famous Kvarner summer resort Novi Vinodolski will celebrate its big anniversary – 130 years of tourism.

In 2008, little old Frankopan town – Novi Vinodolski, town of rich cultural and historical heritage, will celebrate its big anniversary – 130th anniversary of organized tourism. In those 130 years of tourist development, Novi Vinodolski has grown into an attractive tourist destination which today is classified as one of the interesting destinations on the Adriatic. 
In the last ten years, many funds were invested in development of Novi Vinodolski – the entire Old town has been revitalized, giving Precrikve space a lovely image of a cultural stage. City gallery Turnae which has been active for 14 years has until now introduced numerous famous artists from Croatia and abroad and is one of the backbones of town’s complete cultural offer. In addition to gallery, there are several cultural institutions in town thanks to which number of interesting events and manifestations are held, namely – National museum and gallery, National Library and reading room and Cultural centre, enabling the tourists who visit the town to enjoy numerous attractive programs, among which the most attractive is cultural summer of Novi Vinodolski with many interesting events organized on the public town “stage” – Korzo of Croatian defenders.
In addition to mentioned city “attractions”, Novi Vinodolski  has one of the most beautiful parks in Croatia - park of Ivan Mažuranić which stretches along the sea and has for 130 years  been the busiest “promenade” in town.
This year, the town will be nominated for the Golden flower of Europe award, as the most beautiful place in Europe, but whether or not it will receive this award will be revealed only at the end of the year.
City sights make for a very interesting tourist offer, but additional tourist attraction is the quality accommodation infrastructure. After big announced investments are completed in hotel companies Hoteli Novi and tourist settlements Novi Resort which is a 5 star hotel, Novi Vinodolski will certainly make the list of the most elite summer resorts on the Adriatic.