Nin's beaches: Scenes and pleasure to be remembered
Nin's beaches are one of its trademarks and an impressive scene remembered by all those who have been here, at least once. It is not surprising that many rate them as among the most beautiful in Croatia, if not in the world.
Nin's beaches total a staggering 8,000 metres in length. The longest and most famous among them is a three-kilometre long beach to which a legend is connected. Tradition has it that the wife of the first Croatian king, Tomislav, was especially attracted by its beauty, and the Royal Family, whenever they officially came to Nin would visit this beach to enjoy a few rare and relaxing moments there. Hence the name Queen's Beach because of its extremely long shallow beach and beauty, families with small children even today take delight. What is interesting is that you should pass over a ten metre long shallow stretch of water in order to reach it. In its vicinity there is the largest known location of medicinal mud in Croatia.
According to the choice of the American Travel Channel, the Queen's Beach is at the top of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The other Nin beaches such as Ždrijac, Prodorica, Bilotnjak as well as Zaton Holiday Resort are also attractive. The last one, which is located in the tourist settlement Zaton Holiday Resort, has a blue flag as an internationally recognised sign for quality and facilities. The beach is surrounded by children's theme parks, swimming pools and water slides with many restaurants and cafes.
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.