This traditional Croatian fishing town will make an impression on you as a buzzing touristic destination that is still keeping true to its tranquil Mediterranean roots. Colourful architecture and rich history that left its mark on many historical sights are just some of the things waiting for you in Novigrad, a truly historic town located on its own small peninsula!
Modern comforts of a historic city
Istria is a well-known gourmet capital of the world, with many of the traditional Mediterranean meals originating from its fishing history. There are many traditional and modern restaurants, wineries and local shops waiting for you in the historic city center that will leave you wondering when you can return to Novigrad for another gastronomical experience.
To fully appreciate Novigrad for its historical significance, we have to go back to 599 AD to find the first written reference to its existence. Since then, the region has been inhabited by many different cultures that have all left their mark on the still largely preserved natural beauty.
Today, the historic town is filled with many preserved sites full of narrow ancient streets and secular architecture nestled in the medieval layout of the city center.
When to visit
To fully enjoy the many public and private beaches scattered around Novigrad, aim to visit from April to September when the weather is at its best. You won’t be left disappointed even if you visit during the traditionally colder months, with the Adriatic offering calm seas and the region having many beautiful spots to visit no matter the weather.