The 10 Best Things to Do in Novigrad, Croatia

August 4, 2017 Christa Meece

Discover the best top things to do in Novigrad, Croatia including Sokolarski Raptor Centre, Riki Rent A Bike, Paklenica National Park, Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ), Luigia Tours, Stone Bridge and the Old Gate, Kornati National Park, The Surf PIT, National Park Krka Waterfalls, The Church of the Holy Cross.
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1. Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Near Dubrava | Near Dubrava kod Šibenika, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 91 506 7610
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5 based on 105 reviews

Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Reviewed By 996GordonVFR - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Fantastic place to watch grownups and children alike get so close to the birds of Prey.
With eyes that can spot a mouse at over 8 km Mordikai the Huge Eagle Owl looks right thru you with those enormous orange eyes. then next minute he is nestling into your granddaughters neck so gently like a puppy.. Super educational fun filled humorous description of all the birds and watching them hunt and fly. One of those places you go to and say that was fantastic where do I go to pay as it was so worth it.Lovely grounds bar and cafe and also knowing your money is going to enable injured birds of prey to be nursed back to health and then returned to the wild when recovered.. A very rewarding way of giving to charity and getting something back yourself

2. Riki Rent A Bike

Obala bana Pavla Subica 2, Skradin 22222, Croatia
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5 based on 81 reviews

Riki Rent A Bike

Want to see astonishing beauties of Krka National Park? There is no better way to get there by bike! We are located in Skradin, a small city very close to NP Krka. Our kind staff will give you all the tips for your bike trip! We rent only good quality bikes on which you can always count on! We also have tandem bikes, helmets, baskets, lockers and maps with bike roads.

Reviewed By Samantha C - Derby, United Kingdom

I contacted Riki Bikes via trip adviser the day before we wanted to hire and I got a reply within a few hours with all of the information I wanted.
We hired two bikes (both cube mountain bikes with front suspension and disc brakes, well serviced and came with a lock). They were ready when we arrived and cost 50 kuna each for the day.
We were given good directions to get to Skradinski Buk (about 5km mainly on gravel paths, very few cars, mainly walkers and other bikes). We were also given a route to get to Vasovic and Roski Slap, a much longer route on roads (not much traffic) which were very windy and a good amount of uphill. We didn't make it as far as Roski Slap before we had to head back, but would definitely recommend it to anyone with a good level of fitness. If not you can always lock the bikes up in the racks at Skradinski Buk and take the boat. The attendant at Krka suggested that you might be able to take bikes on the boat by it would be up to the captain of each individual boat and wasn't guaranteed.
Rikardo very kindly offered to print our bus tickets for the way home as we weren't able to book them locally (we recommend booking the bus tickets at least a day in advance if travelling from Split as the bus we wanted in the morning had sold out when we arrived).
A fantastic service, very well located for entry to Krka, and great value. We would definitely recommend them.

3. Paklenica National Park

Starigrad-Paklenica 23244, Croatia +385 23 369 202
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4.5 based on 640 reviews

Paklenica National Park

Due to its unique natural features, magnificent Forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the protection of the largest and best preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia, which was threatened by overexploitation. The Paklenica National Park stretches on the area of 95 km2 , on the littoral slope of South Velebit under the zone of highest mountain peaks Vaganski vrh (1752) and Sveto brdo (1753).

Reviewed By Matija V

Amazing nature and definitely a climbers haven. Went with the family and climbing friends. Family went hiking and enjoying wonderful nature and scenery while I was climbing with friends.

4. Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)

Promenade | Istarska Obala - Obale kralja Petra Krešimira IV, Zadar 23000, Croatia +385 91 339 2559
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Morske Orgulje (Sea Organ)

Reviewed By EmmelineOoi

The sea organ is truly amazing. We enjoyed the music which is actually by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath the large marble steps. We sat on the steps listening to the music while waiting for sunset. It is very relaxing to enjoy the sea and at the same time listening to the music.
A must visit if you are at Zadar.

5. Luigia Tours

Pakostane 23211, Croatia
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5 based on 74 reviews

Luigia Tours

Small-Group Kornati National Park Full-Day Excursion from Pakostane Season of day trips is opened from April to the end of October.

Reviewed By DarkoF - Bjelovar, Croatia

We've spent a day on Kornati and Telascica tour with Tvrtko and all I can say is that we had a day to remember. National park is spectacular, and our skipper was really heplful and eager to show us as much as possible. It is...MoreDear Darko, Thanks a lot for your lovely review. When is weather perfect and attraction so valuable, guests so friendly, it's easy to be good skipper and tour guide. ;)

6. Stone Bridge and the Old Gate

In the Enter of the Old City, Nin, Croatia +385 98 164 3051
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4 based on 128 reviews

Stone Bridge and the Old Gate

Reviewed By Hrvoje Z - Zagreb, Croatia

Nin is generally a small charming town with well-preserved sights. The stone bridge and old gate at the entrance to the city shows how it used to be in roman time. Take time and enjoy.

7. Kornati National Park

Kornati Islands, Kornati Islands National Park 23211, Croatia +385 98 875 746
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4 based on 569 reviews

Kornati National Park

In the central part of Croatian Adriatic, near where the Sibenik and Zadar Islands meet, is a distinctive and, in many ways, special group of Islands called Kornati. Due to their magnificent landscape beauty, interesting geomorphology, the great indentation of the coastline and wealth of living marine ecosystems, the majority of the sea area of the Kornati archipelago was proclaimed a national park in 1980. It includes a total of 89 Islands, islets and crags, with approx. 238 km of coastline.

Reviewed By Martina L - Crikvenica, Croatia

Beautiful national park, an environment, a clear sea, which you have to definitely visit from the sea side, traveling by boat between all this little Islands. The interesting thing are the fishes that are coming to meet you without any fear.
One note, entrance to the park and with the boat must be paid at the height of the boat length. Good too know when strange little boat comes to visit you!

8. The Surf PIT

Obala Kralja Tomislava 32 | West Beach, Sveti Filip i Jakov 23210, Croatia
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5 based on 38 reviews

The Surf PIT

Windsurf season in Croatia is from May til October. Center is fully open from 01 July to 01 September. June and September only weekends.

Reviewed By Boris P

Perfect place to learn how to windsurf and a great location for termic wind "maestral". Very good equipment in the centre, also friendly and helpfull staff, especially Vlatka K. which tought me how to jibe and brought my windsurfing level high up. Friendly place and I recommend it very much!

9. National Park Krka Waterfalls

Skradin, Croatia +385 22 201 777
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4.5 based on 460 reviews

National Park Krka Waterfalls

Reviewed By Jack L - Toronto

There are many direct busses from Split to the Skradin entrance of Krka National Park. The busses bypass Sibenik. The earliest departs Split at 7am. The journey takes about 1.5 hour. Getbybus.com provides detailed information. Flixbus is also available; but information is somewhat limited.
There is no bus station at Skradin, only a bus stop. Step out the bus at stop. Walk straight forward for 50 meters. You will reach a T-intersection. Turn right and follow the road turning left with a short walk, you will reach the Krka National Park Reception. Pay your park entrance fee; continue a short walk to the port and board the boat (ferry) to Skradinski buk waterfall.
The frequency of the ferry is hourly; half an hour 'to' and half an hour 'back'. The actual sailing time is about 20 minutes one way. The price for ferry is included in the park entrance fee.
If you make a left turn at the T-intersection, walk a short distance, you will meet a paved mountain road. Turn right and walk along the edge of the road (there is no road shoulder nor sidewalk available). Walk for about 10 minutes (up hill), you come to a bridge crossing the river on your right side. There is a small shelter (in front of the bridge) with national park staff. This is the entrance to the Skradinski buk waterfall by walking (instead of ferry). Pay your entrance fee to park staff and start your walking along the gravel path (don't cross the bridge). The walk path is at mid-height of the mountain. You will see the river and the ferry boat on your right side below. It is quite scenic. The walk takes about 40 minutes.
I completed exploration of the park, circling around the Waterfalls, in about 1.5 hour. Boat excursion to Visovac was not available at the end of October. Didn't see anybody swimming. The park is definitely worth a visit. I can see the park will be even more appealing and eventful in summer.

Took ferry back Skradin and planned to take an early afternoon bus to Zadar. However, the bus to Zadar didn't show up long after the scheduled arrival time. Then I noticed the driver of a white mid-size van parked nearby was soliciting the descending passengers from a just arrived bus (not to Zadar). After leanred that I wanted to go to Zadar, he asked me to get into his van. His van was going to Zadar! How lucky was I!
On the way to Zadar, the van stopped in a commercial/parking ground near highway. Waited for a bus coming. They exchanged several passengers, then on way to Zadar. This journey took about 1.5 hour too. Apparently this is some alternative transportation means that locals are aware, but not foreign visitors. So, if you failed to catch a bus to Zadar, consult locals for alternatives. It also left me an impression that the bus from Skradin to Zadar is limited and not reliable.

10. The Church of the Holy Cross

Main, Nin, Croatia
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4 based on 148 reviews

The Church of the Holy Cross

Reviewed By MiMut

This church is not just the one of the most important cratian buildings, but one of the most fascinating sun temples.
Crimoatia should invest and maje this church againg functional, decorated, protected from tourists and remove birds away.
There should be an entrance fee and sime mrketing efforts to promote the church, itssun effects, cratian mediaval state and the later history of Nin.
It is not adequate to bring all the TV material for a show to be produced there and to have spare material stored by the walls of this little wonder.
2 points aregiven forthe peoplecaribg about it, church itself deserves 10 stars!

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