Novigrad is the perfect destination for guests who wish to spend their holidays in a more private and special atmosphere of small coastal towns. It is located on the western coast of Istrian peninsula, between Umag and Poreč. Paolija is a suburb just 2km from the town center.
Novigrad was known as the old ancient city named Neapolis, which was once located on the island and it was connected to the mainland the 18th century. There remain many colorful and material archaeological objects, which can still be admired. There is preserved medieval city wall, next to the church tower, a unique symbol of the city.
In its history, it was often subjugated by various invaders, experiencing frequent impacts of demographic change and cultural diversity. After a Second World War, Novigrad was a part of the so-called Zone B, after as part of Croatian territory, connected SFR Yugoslavia.
A climate is typically Mediterranean - as the entire Adriatic area. Summer temperatures range between 25 and 30 ° C and winters are mild with no snow. Sea temperatures provide pleasant swimming from early May until the end of September. Beaches are pebbly and rocky. Mediterranean vegetation provides comfortable shade all the way to the sea.
During the day, so you can enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sea, stroll along the beaches with beautiful coves and crystal clear water; explore the rich history of the city and its surroundings. In the evening you can enjoy the taste of fine wines and good cuisine and dance late into the night. Since Novigrad one of the largest fishing fleets in the Adriatic, you can find plenty of seafood. The town and its surroundings is widely known for its large number of renowned restaurants and for agro tourism, so you have the opportunity to meet all the wealth of traditional Istrian cuisine, its wines and olive oil specifics. Check the website www.istria-gourmet.com, where you will find addresses of the best cuisines, winemakers and producers of olive oil.
Novigrad has variety of amenities, as Istria it has many marked trails and scenery with ideal climate for biking and running throughout the year. Only 3km from Paolija there are tennis center, basketball court and beach volleyball. Beach of Novigrad has the possibility of wind surfing.
For more information visit:
Croatia Tourism Association - Novigrad
Coloursofistria.com - Novigrad
For those who want to wind surf