The Novi Vinodolski Riviera is located in the central part of the Northern Croatian Littoral. And in the middle of this riviera is the town of Novi Vinodolski, which grew up from the old fort of Novigrad that used to belong to the noble Frankopan family
Right along the Kvarner coast and 47km south of Rijeka, Novi Vinodolski is a town and tourist resort at the centre of a 20km chain of coastal resorts and beaches that stretches from Crikvenica in the north to Smokvica in the south. The town has two parts: an old town on a hill and a newer section along the port with modern hotels, swimming facilities and other amenities for visitors. The name, Novi Vinodolski, comes from the nearby Vinodol Channel and is relatively recent. Until 1953 the town was simply called Novi.