Pag

pag2 Pag is the island of the North Dalmatian group with surface of 284,5 km2. Larger settlements on the island are: Pag, Novalja, Stara Novalja, Lun and Caska.

Southwest coast of the island is flat, and northeast coast is steep and high with Pag bay (with huge bay Caska) and Stara Novalja bay located here.

Climate on the island is Meditarranean, the biggest part of the island is rocky ground, while smaller part is covered by macchia.  In the vallyes and fields (Novaljsko, Povljansko, Vlašicko and Dinjsko) wines, vegetables and fruits are cultivated. The area of penninsula Luna is mostly planted with olive trees, so the manufacturing of oil is well developed. Inhabitants also breed sheeps, and make famous Pag cheese.

The tradition on the island is also making of the lace. Beside these, the island is also very famous by salt production. Main towns on the island are linked by road which is the extenstion of the Adriatic highway. Pag is linked to the mainland by bridge as well as by ferry lines – check about ferries to Pag Island and ferry ports Novalja and Zigljen .

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Hotel Plaza ★★★★☆ – Located directly by the beach, the Hotel Plaza is a family-run property on the island of Pag. It offers an a-la carte restaurant and a swimming pool overlooking the beach. Free Wi-Fi is available. Prices from €86.00 – Number of rooms: 29 – Check Hotel Plaza, Pag availability

Hotel Tony ★★☆☆☆ – With our own private beach, a traditional Dalmatian seafood restaurant and comfortable, air conditioned rooms leading to balconies overlooking the sea, our family-run hotel is the ideal Croatian destination. Prices from €50.00 – Number of rooms: 20 – Check Hotel Tony, Pag availability

Hotel Biser ★★★☆☆ – Located just a few steps away from the beach, this small, 3-star family hotel is 2.5 km away from the historic old town of Pag, which can be reached in an easy walk. Prices from €37.50 – Number of rooms: 41 – Check Hotel Biser, Pag availability

Hotel Pagus ★★★★☆ – “Enjoy ideal conditions for relaxation and fun at this modern 4-star hotel, which has a beautiful pebble and sand beach right in front.” Prices from €44 – Number of rooms: 117 – located on the central Dalmatian island of Pag, will await its next guests revamped and with new facilities. The hotel’s proprietors hope that the about 3.3 million Euros earmarked for the improvements will move the hotel’s rating up to four stars. – Check Hotel Pagus, Pag availability

PagMore info about Pag Island:

Camping on Pag island – There are several camping places on the island of Pag, most of them located along the sea or in small bays with pebble beaches.

 Salt Production : Through whole history, until nowadays, the special place in economy of the island of Pag has the salt production. It’s a traditional activity that has been existing on the island for almost thousand years now.  In fact, the beginnings of economic prosperity of the island and origin of town Pag connected with beginnings of exploiting of natural suitable shallowly cove inside closed bay (so-called “Valle di Pago”) for salt manufacturing.

SheepCheese – famous Croatian cheese produced on the Island. The most famous and most awarded product of Sirena is the Pag cheese (Paški sir), a product made of sheep milk from the autochtone cheep from Pag. Pag cheese 5 – 18 moths mature characteristically, has a piquant taste, particular smell and mildly marble and grained texture.