Island Pag, Dalmatia, Croatia
Croatian island Pag belongs to the North Dalmatian group. The most important settlements on it are Pag, Povljana, Novalja. Its northern part belongs to Lika-Senj County with Novalja as a main town, while the central and southern parts belong to Zadar County. Pag Island is easily accessible. From Zadar, it’s an easy 45-minute drive across the route to Pag Town and 75 minutes to Novalja Town. Alternative means of transportation include passenger boat from Rijeka and ferry boat to Novalja.
Long, about 60km and narrow, between 2 and 10 km, the island of Pag is best known for its strong and sharp Pag cheese (Paski Sir ) prized throughout Croatia and delicious Pag lamb naturally flavoured with the salty grass and aromatic herbs that feed the sheep.
Staying in Povljana, Island Pag, Croatia
Povljana is located in a beautiful bay to the south of the island of Pag and is well protected from strong northern and southern winds.Today, Povljana is a tourist resort with numerous sandy beaches and picturesque landscapes that offer a perfect vacation in this rugged but beautiful island. There are some places by the sea, where you can find healing mud, which is ideal for visitors with some rheumatic discomforts. I was impressed with Povljana field, where vegetables and fruit are grown with much more potential to grow and feed surrounding islands.
Povljana Agriculture Valley
Velebit Mountain View
Novalja is a small town and a port, 30km north of Pag Town that is becoming well known among visitors from all over the Europe for its exciting summer night life and beach parties along the Zrce beach (more…).
The Pag Town is the largest settlement on the Pag Island. The tradition of salt extraction most probably originates from the times of the first settlement in this area.