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NOVI VINODOLSKI, a town and harbour in the region of the Croatian Primorje, at the estuary of the river Suha Ricina in the Vinodol Channel; population 3,851. Situated in the south-eastern part of the Vinodol flysh vale stretching from the northwest to the southeast and reaching the sea at Novi Vinodolski. Up to 1953 the town was called Novi. It consists of an older, compact part on the hill and the more recent one along the sea, southeast of the port with a promenade, tourist facilities and many villas. During the last years many of new villas and weekend houses are being built, the town is expanding to the northwest of the port, below the main road. The port is exposed to the winds blowing from the fourth quadrant. Berths for yachts are found at the breakwater, at the part facing the coast, along the embankment and on both sides of the pier (depth 2.7 m). Chief occupations include farming, viniculture, fishing and tourism. There is a tourist resort Zagori not far from Novi Vinodolski. The town is located at the intersection of the main road (M2, E65) Rijeka - Zadar and the regional road to Ogulin.
A picturesque town with a rich tradition in tourism. The first wooden public beach in Novi Vinodolski was constructed already in 1878. Novi, once famous for its public beaches, was awarded the royal award for nicely maintained beaches. In 1889 a municipal beach was constructed in Lisanj Cove. Raising the flag on the beach marked the swimming time (red for men, white for women). The first hotel, Lisanj, owned by the Potocnjak family and erected in 1892, was annexed at the beginning of the 20th century, and still stands there as a representative example of the hotel architecture in Croatia. The pleasant climate and adequate tourist offer enabled Novi Vinodolski already in 1906 to gain the official status of a seaside and climatic resort. The present offer comprises hotels, a tourist resort, campsites and numerous catering establishments situated near the sea with beautiful, maintained and easily accessible beaches. A variety of sports facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools with sea water as well as other catering and recreational facilities are located in the vicinity. Among cultural events, Novi Vino-dolski cherishes especially the winter carnival (January/February) and the Sts. Philip's and James's Day, patron saints of the town (May). Recently, due to its special engagement in tourist trade, Novi Vinodolski has become an international center of the summer carnival which takes place in August.