Novi Vinodolski is nested along the rim of Vinodol, the fertile valley of vineyards. At that very spot, the Mala Kapela mountain rushes down to meet the sea. The "golden age" of Novi Vinodolski was the thirteenth century, during which time the aristocratic Frankopan family ruled these parts. The town's most important monuments date back to this period, including the Vinodol codex, one of the oldest surviving legal documents written in Croatian.Novi Vinodolski has nurtured its holidaymaking tradition for over a century. Its continuing development is aided by the therapeutic cocktail of marine and mountain airs and abetted by the traditional feasts which will make you forget the concerns of daily life.