Story of salt

Solana Nin

Nin is the oldest Croatian royal town.  I believe that you heard about the Nin Salt.  At the Nin Salt Pans, the salt is not produced by the machines. The salt is produced by the sun, sea and wind. The salt from Nin is ecological, therapeutic and biodynamic because in its production, besides people, participates diverse wildlife, plenty of beaches and healing mud.

Products of the Nin Salt Pans are handmade, traditionally, and in coexistence with nature for 1,500 years, created with love. They are diverse and dynamic, they have firm character, they are delicious, specific, relaxing, and healing.

In our offer there are tours:

The Classic route with expert guidance

Salt house

Packages:

Romantic Route: A romantic boat trip. Experience a romantic boat trip with our traditional boat over the small river Miljašić Jaruga, which is in the immediate vicinity of  salt fields. The price includes a picnic next to the old mill.

Historical route: The cultural experience “The Roman Salt Route”. A tour with expert guidance from the Roman temple in Nin to the Roman gate at the Saline.

Team building: “Who will be the first to collect salt into the bags”: it is collected with shovels, transferred to the camp with wooden wheelbarrows and filled with hands in jute bags (4×25 kg). Minimal number of persons: 15. Maximal number of persons: 30. The price includes a tour to salt fields, the salt museum and the salt house with expert guidance.

The experience of the saline workers: The work in the saline (program depends on the season and the weather conditions): collecting salt – in the summer, maintenance work on the salt pans- spring / autumn, packing of salt – winter. The price includes a snack (wine with water, water and sandwich with local ingredients). Minimal number of persons 15. Maximal number of persons 30.

Birdwatching

Salt festival

The salt festival is a traditional event that takes place every year in August. A series of events throughout the day give visitors the opportunity to participate in salt production, from creative workshops for children to traditional salt collection with hands, where all people from 9 to 99 years can participate and a free tour with expert guidance.

You can buy souvenirs (ceramic salt keeper, stone cup, wooden salt keeper…) cosmetics (only completely natural raw materials are used in the production of aromatherapy cosmetics. This line of products is based on the herb sage and Flower of Salt Nin which is, unlike ordinary sea salt, enriched with minerals. (bath sea salt, shampoos, toothpaste, peeling soaps, nature soaps, sea salt for inhalation…)

Story of salt

The Saline Nin is visited annually by 70,000-100,000 people. The whole saline is a magical museum. It is over 1500 years old. The Roman gate, stones from the Illyrian time, the Bora of the Velebit, the medicinal mud, over 200 bird species and ancient tools testify about it. The saline tells a story about salt throughout the history, wars, celebrations, love, joy and work. During this time many things have changed, but one thing remained unchanged. The salt is just as before gathered with hands with lots of love and joy. Over the generations the saline fields from Nin give the best of the sun, the Adriatic Sea and the Bora of Velebit.

A museum and a salt house are part of the Saline. You can see here black and white photos from the past, old tools for work, wagons that served as means of transport for the salt from the salt pans to the salt depository, but at the same time you can play an interactive game, see a model of the unique nature reserve and a documentary film, which is played in Croatian, German and English.

Immerse into the fascinating museum of the only ecological saline on the Adriatic. It will inspire you with words, images and acts, but you will also learn something about the difficult and valuable things to be preserved for the next generations … Dive into history of salt.