Nin among the stars
Nin is a town of long tradition and a glorious past and its natural beauties ensure it a special place in Croatian and European tourism. Not only is Nin a tourist star but also a real celestial star. Namely thanks to astronomers from the Višnjan planetarium in Istria, Damir Marković, whose mother is form Nin, and a friend of his, Korado Korlević, the asteroid which they discovered on the 14th February 1996 under the ordinal number 10,175, their initiative has the name Aenona, the name of the oldest Croatian royal town Nin.
It is not by accident, Aenona is an asteroid whose parametres have been determined so that its existence has also been confirmed by the World's Planetarium Centre, Minor Planet which has its headquarters in the USA. Indeed Nin is a double star-tourist and celestial.
Church of st. Nicholas
Did you know that a widely known symbol of Nin is the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas from 11th/12th century, built on a hummock and also used as the coronation church? National folk legend has it that in Nin seven kings were crowned, and during the coronation, accompanied by a magnificent escort, the crowned ruler would ride to the Church of St. Nicholas where he was presented to the people. From that hummock, as a sign of his royal power, he would strike a sword to all four cardinal points.