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A Trip to Nin & Lun

Day tour

ITINERARY

  • Departure from a previously specified starting point
  • Arrival and guided tour of Nin
  • Departure towards the island of Pag
  • A brief visit to the remains of the Roman aqueduct
  • Arrival and tour of Lun with olive oil tasting
  • Free time for lunch and swimming on a secluded beach
  • Return

DESCRIPTION

A short drive away from Zadar, in the middle of a sandy lagoon, the glorious town of Nin (Aenona) has been proudly standing for almost 3000 years as one of the oldest towns in the Mediterranean. Its exceptionally rich and troubled history dates back to the 9th century BC, when the Ilyrian tribe named Liburnians settled the area. As a result, today the town abounds in valuable cultural treasures that will captivate your mind.

Walking the ancient cobbled streets, we shall not only explore the complex architecture, the famous Museum of Nin Antiquities, ancient remains and charming early-medieval churches, but the most precious natural landmark as well – the amazing salt pans of Nin.

Having enjoyed the attractions of Nin, we will head towards Pag – a narrow but long island with characteristic moon-like landscapes and pristine sea, small seaside villages and the view of the mighty Velebit mountain that perfectly frames the picture. During our voyage, we shall drop by to see the Roman Aqueduct (Talijanova Buža) and discover how the ancient Romans managed to carve a channel more than 1 km long in solid rock.

A short while later we will continue to Lun, a tiny village situated at the very tip of the island.  Our point of interest is the Olive Garden of Lun, a place that is considered to be one of the oldest olive groves in the Mediterranean, with the average tree age of 1200 years. There, our hosts shall reward us with an educational olive oil tasting before we get pleasantly lost among more than 80.000 ancient wild-olive trees.

For the proper closure of this trip, we have scheduled some free time for your leisure, so you can enjoy a nice meal and refresh yourselves by swimming in the pristine Adriatic Sea.

 

DEPARTURE
RETURN
Zadar, Croatia
TOUR DURATION
INCLUDED
organization, insurance and VAT
Pick-up from your accommodation by our professional English-speaking chauffeur in a comfortable luxury sedan car or passenger van
Entrance tickets as per programme
Olive oil tasting in Lun
Proffesional English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Additional personal expenses of guests and what is not mentioned under “program includes”
PeriodApril to January
Tour styleNature and landscape tour combined with gastronomy
DifficultyModerate
Child friendlyNo
FoodOlive oil tasting with snacks, available time for lunch in a local tavern
BeveragesWater provided during the tour
What to bringHat and sunscreen (in summertime), sneakers, camera, swimsuit and a beach towel (if previously agreed)
Available optionsVisit to a donkey farm after Nin, or wine tasting upon return from Pag

Testimonials

Ventula put together a great tour for us. The destinations were a good mix of what inland Croatia and Slovenia have to offer, the recommended restaurants were great, and the personal guides made the trip a total pleasure. We felt we had a fantastic scenic and cultural experience. I would...

Karen W., USA