Island of Pag
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.
City of Pag
City of Pag, the centre of the island, was founded in the 15th century and today is a rarely found well preserved middle age walled-in town.
It is the cultural, touristic and the administrative centre as well. The plans for its construction were made by the renaissance architect Juraj Dalmatinac.
Valuable cultural and historical monuments are:
- the old Tower
- the remnants of the town walls and Duke's palace.
Benedictine Nunnery, along with numerous valuable reliquaries and paintings, keeps the tradition and craftsmanship of making "Baskotini" - aromatic crisp bread which can still be bought in the Nunnery.
Pag is the town of sea salt. Because of its importance in the 15th century originated Pag as planned and planned fortified city that the tour provides a special feeling. On Pag has seen the old salt drying process in the small clay pools, which introduces more (saline).
An old Croatian public drama "Robinja" has been preserved and is still played together with "Paski tanac" - a local dance performed in beautiful Pag costumes decorated with the well known Pag lace.
Kilometer south are the remains of a settlement (a fortified convent and a church) which preceded today's Pag - the Old town of Pag which Bela IV 30.3.1244. gave the attributes of a free royal city.
The town of Pag is rich in sandy, pebble and stone beaches.
The ring of Pag bay consists of 27 km of beaches.
You can reach most of the beaches by car, except the ones located in the Pag doors which can be reached exclusively by boat.
The largest beach is Prosika located in the immediate vicinity of the center of the town of Pag.
Pag lace is one of the most famous Croatian souvenirs. It is made in the city of Pag which is located on the island of Pag. It is woven by needle and is still preserved in its original form.
Pag lace can be purchased from the lace weavers which weave during the summer months in front of their houses.
Fans of active holidays and nature stay in Pag can enjoy a range of sports and recreational facilities. In the area Lokunje there are tennis courts.
With the mountain rocks, on the former ancient shepherds' trails governed 115 km of bicycle paths.
The rocks which vertically rise above the sea, are a real challenge for climbers, and on them are set and alpine signposts.
Undersea Pag is exceptionally attractive for diving, and the Pag Bay itself is suitable for sailing and surfing.