Find out why people remember their summer holidays on the island of Pag, unique for its lace tradition, excellent lamb and cheese specialties, salt that has been produced in the salt works, and the scent of sage, but also for the island's stone surface resembling the Moon. Zrče beach i Novalja have been a favorite choice of all who don't want the party to end. The town of Pag, the island's central place, is a tourist destination situated in a picturesque bay stretching over 20 km beautiful sandy beaches. For a more peaceful holiday we recommend the village of Košljun. One of the best wines on the island is "žutica" that goes well together with excellent Pag lamb. Find out why the cheese is so famous.
- Geographical position: North Dalmatia
- Climate: mild Mediterranean
- Average summer temperature: 25°
- Average winter temperature: 10°
Pag has many culinary surprises in store for you of which we would like to emphasize Pag cheese which is characteristic for its hardness and salinity. This is sheep cheese with characteristic aroma due to sheep milk, but also due to salt and herbs that grows on the island. Besides cheese there is also the famous Pag lamb meat, which also has a specific flavor due to herbs, grazed by sheep and lambs. It is best prepared in an oven but also grilled. As far as dessert, we would especially like to emphasize baškotine, a famous dessert, typical for the island of Pag, and prepared in the Benedictine convent. Be sure to try it served with cafe late or on its own, as you prefer. There is also sage honey, which besides being very tasteful also has numerous healing properties.to top
All guests who prefer an active holiday will like coming to the island of Pag due to many activities offered there both on land and sea. We would especially like to emphasize cycling and diving. If you decide for a bicycle ride, you will find yourself in unspoiled nature resembling Moon landscape already several kilometers away from the settlements on the island. It is especially beautiful in spring when lavender and sage are blooming and the nature is rich with colors and scents of these herbs. Divers are in for a real treat near Caska, since that area hides the remains of a sunken town lurking out from the sand. In the western part of the Pag seaworld you will find various types of shells among which are even pearl shells. We have to warn you though that the currents can be rather strong sometimes, so it is advisable to consult with the diving center first before going diving. You will also need a diving permit which you can obtain in the Port Authority in the town of Pag.to top
Fun and night life
If you are looking for a place on the Adriatic to have a good time, than you came to the right place. Parties on the beach Zrće near the town of Novalja are legendary, and are often written about in the newspapers and talked about on the TV. Still the best thing is to go there and see for yourself. During the whole day and night party doesn't stop since everyone has the same goal: to have a good time. For those who find the 'party non stop' principle unapealing, there are many activities during the day where you can get to know Pag's tradition and history through folklore festivities. The island of Pag has a rich tradition, which the residents gladly present in dances, restored old crafts and numerous museums.to top
How to get there?
The island of Pag is connected to land by bridge.
- By car:
- Zagreb-Pag 285 km
- Rijeka-Pag 142 km
- Split-Pag 183 km
- By ferry: www.jadrolinija.hr
The Bay of Pag is surrounded with 27 kilometers of sandy beaches, and in the western part of the island there are also stone beaches. Sveti Duh beach is a family friendly place, completely sandy with a shallow and warm sea. Most famous beach on the island is Zrće. Some of the stories about it are already legendary since the party there does not stop. It lasts throughout the summer, so all who like to have a good time in their summer holidays can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, dancing and lots of great music all at once. When the sun comes down, simply continue to have a good time in your bathing suite. If you prefer peace and quiet we recommend going to the Slana beach where the silence is almost mystical, and the sea is transparent blue. Sometimes you can hear the eagles crying from the nearby cliffs. You will definitly feel distant from all the worries and problems.to top
What to see?
Benedictine convent of St. Margarita - Pag
This convent keeps valuable objects from the island's history. For many years active Benedictine sisters who succeeded in protecting many valuable items that are displayed for visitors inhabited the convent. The convent was founded in the 14th century. To the present day, Benedictine sisters have preserved the quiet atmosphere of the convent.
Lokunja is as suburb of the town of Pag which is very interesting due to shallow sea on whose bottom there is a layer of healing mud. This healing mud has been popular for a number of years among the residents to the island. We suggest going for such an unusual swimming and trying how the healing mud works. This is a great opportunity for a natural wellness treatment.
Lun is the northernmost settlement on the island of Pag. This is a very small place famous for its centennial tradition of olive growing. On the shore of Lun there is a port called Tovarnele, and near that port there are remains of an antique settlement. Lun is a small place worth visiting since it harbors many pleasant surprises.
The Duke's court-Pag
The Duke's court is situated in the town of Pag, and until the beginning of the 20th century it was a center of the island's administration. Before that several dukes ran it from Venice. This is a beautiful old palace like many you can see in other towns on the Adriatic, furnished with white stone and characteristic window ornaments.to top
Where to go on a trip?
National Park Paklenica
Sea and mountains meet in Paklenica in a unique way. This National Park is rich forests, canyons and numerous caves. It has been popular for a long time among European and other alpinists who come to this National Park in order to test their climbing abilities on its steep rocks and at the same time to admire the nature.
National Park Kornati
According to a legend, after creating the world, God through the rest of the rocks in the sea and concluded that they don't need to be improved. Taking a trip to Kornati will give you an opportunity to see this natural phenomenon which binds the relaxing blueness of the sea and the sharp whitness of karst. If you are a diver, local guides can give you good advice on the best diving localities.
Vransko Lake was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1999. It is a natural phenomenon in karst part of Dalmatia and it is also the biggest natural lake in Croatia. It is especially nice that the lake is at certain places only five hundred meters away from the sea, so that this gift of nature gives you an opportunity to see the beautiful combination of blue and green colors of sea and lake. The lake is an ornithological reserve and a home for herons. Fishermen can enjoy fishing sweet water fish, but since the sea and the lake mix water, it is possible to catch a few mullets.
“Little Croatian Rome” is surrounded with 5 National Parks: Paklenica, Kornati, Plitvice Lakes, Krka waterfalls and North Velebit. An hour or two by car or by boat from Zadar or other towns in the region takes you to all National Parks. Zadar is a place where people are friendly, you can have a glass of typical Zadar liquor Maraskin or talk about basketball because this sport made Zadar famous. Zadar is a town of rich cultural heritage; already in 1396 it had its university founded by the Dominicans in St. Dominic convent.to top