Island of Pag Croatia
The island of Pag is one of the biggest Adriatic islands: it is the fifth largest island with 284.50 square kilometres. Its 270 kilometres of the indented coastline make it the island with the longest coastline on the Adriatic, rich with coves, bays, beaches and capes. The biggest bay, the bay of Pag, is rounded by 20 km of the gravel beaches.
Pag is unique due to its vegetation where trees are the most rare form. Therefore, Pag is the largest kingdom of rocky ground on the Adriatic, where thin grass, low aromatic herb cover, sage and immortelle grow. They make the foundation of the nourishment of the island’s sheep on the rocky ground, intersected by long dry stonewalls, giving a special flavour to the well known cheese of Pag.
What to see?
Gardens of Lun olives
In the northern part of the island there are Lun olive groves which have represented the most pristine and exotic part of the region for centuries.
Lun olive groves stretch over 24 ha and boast more than 80.000 trees of “oblica” sort, engrafted to wild base of Olea oleaster linea olive. There are about 1.500 oblica” trees 5 to 8 meters tall, whose average age is estimated at 1.200 years, while the oldest olive tree in Lun is 1.600 years old. Lun olive groves
Pag cheesePag cheese is cheese produced from the milk of sheep which graze on the hilly pastures that are rich with aromatic plants. These plants are exposed to salt because of the frequent strong winds. This kind of pasture is what makes the specific and recognizable aroma of the Pag cheese.
Novalja is a tourist center of Island of Pag. Well known resort town and destination of many tourist, offers possibilities of active and meaningful vacation.
Natural beauty of Novalja is mostly in its pronounced beautiful beaches:
Zrce, Strasko, Caska, Babe, Trincel, Branicevica & Vrtic. Among then, Zrce stands out as one of the bigest and best beaches on the Adriatic cost. Beaches Zrce, Strasko and Trincel have a blue Flag marking (highest quality Standards).
Novalja has a long an abundant history, there are many ancient & unique remains of that past. One of the best known is ancient Aqueduct from the 1st century. Aqueduct was used to bring water to Novalja from water spring in novalja fields.
June 13th is feast of St. Anthony as well as well as the feast of City of Novalja.This also marks the beginning of the rich and cultural Summer in Novalja
Due to its geographical position, there are many excursions departing from Novalja. There are one day excurions to Islands: Rab, Losinj, Silba & Olib. One can visit city of Zadar and many National Parks such as: Kornati islands, Krka, Plitvice, Paklenica & north Velebit.
Best known speacialites of Island Pag are cheese and lamb which you will find on Menu's of many restaurants in Novalja.
Night life & entertainment you will find in night clubs near by, especially at beach Zrce
Once you come to Novalja, we are certain you will come again.
For an enjoyable visit and unforgetable experience Novalja is good and only choice.
Tourist Board of Novalja (http://www.tz-novalja.hr)