The tourist town of NOVI VINODOLSKI developed and grew along the seashore in the central part of the northern Croatian coast, on the Riviera of Novi Vinodolski from the ancient Frankopans' fortress NOVI GRAD.
In history, Novi Vinodolski affirmed itself as political and cultural centre of the Principality of Vinodol ("Vinodol" - "Vallis vinearia") and with "The Vinodol Code" in 1288. It was the craddle of a pleiad of writers of the family Mazuranic. In 1878, thanks to the evergreen vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate, clean sea and air it gained the position, after Opatija, of being tourist pioneer of the seaside region. The physiognomy of the town is characterized by the littoral architecture of white facades and red roofs which raise themselves in the old town core from the sea level up to the church and tower on the hill overtopping thus the town outline like they were protecting this stone town above the sea. For this specific panorama Novi Vinodolski was recognizable in the past, it is recognizable in the present and probably it will be in the tourist future.
The soul of the town is represented by the rests of the cultural heritage: walls of the Roman fortress "Lopsica", rests of the Paulist friars' monastery, Frankopan citadel with stronghold, cathedral, chapel of the Holy Trinity and St. Marin on the homonymous islet, the house of the brothers Mazuranic, reading club and library from 1845, homeland museum and gallery, the old core of the town as well as the preserved authentic folklore of this town.
The traditional hospitality of the population, crystal-clear sea, town and surroundings without industrial pollution, circulating of mountain air from high forests in the nearby hinterland suitable for hunting tourism grant to Novi Vinodolski inestimable ecologic advantages especially for the development of the tourist and hospitality industry. Classic hotels, modern tourist villages, camp sites, bungalows, flats and rooms in private houses represent lodging capacities for more than 10,000 tourists per day. In the hotel buildings and in the immediate surroundings of the hotels sports and recreation constructions, open air and indoor swimming pools with seawater, saunas and other facilities for tourists' personal needs have been built. The sea of the town port with moors for boats, petrol stations, a crane and a ramp for lifting up and floating the boats, parking grounds for cars, trailers and boats are intended for nautical tourists for whom the service of aid and rescue at sea is organized too. Via the Adriatic tourist road, railway station of Rijeka, airport of Krk-Rijeka and especially via the blue ways, the town is connected with Europe and the Mediterranean.
Besides the tourist and hotel industry, the economy of Novi Vinodolski involves also wood-processing industry with a saw-mill and three factories for finished and semi-finished products, wood and timber industry, agricolture, trade, service and communal operations. The medical and pharmaceutical services, TT services and telecommunications, banks, exchange offices, portmaster's office and other personal services satisfy the needs of tourists and the local population.
It is possible to get to Novi Vinodolski from about 20 km from motorway.
Besides its tourist activities, Novi Vinodolski has 25 hectares of vineyards in the Pavlomir area and is praud of its quality wines that the worthy emplayees of Vupik Vukovar PJ Pavlomir Novi Vinodolski produce.