Holidays on Pag Island – A Never-before Experience

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pag-island-moon-landscapeThe amazing Island Pag in Croatia is about 30 minutes from one of the central Croatian city, Zadar. When you access this island from Zadar, you get a superb vista of agricultural land and wine fields, on the way. But as soon as you reach Island Pag, there is a total change in the landscapes – as you can see in the famous Pag photos – it is moon landscape! You are sure to fall in love at first sight of Pag, and if you want great accommodations here, visit They have got an extensive range of accommodation options like apartments, holiday houses, villas, hotels, hostels, and more.

The bridge was the only link between the northern and southern parts of the country during the homeland war and was in a dilapidated state in 1993 due to heavy traffic. But fortunately a second connection was created to take most load of traffic there, and the bridge was saved. After the war, the bridge was totally refurbished.

bridge to pag island

Island Pag is famous mainly for 5 things:

Paski Lamb – Just when you cross the bridge you meet these lambs which are considered to be the best in Croatia. Thanks to the unique salty land of the island that the sheep get a diet which is a distinct blend of herbs and grass and their meat acquires a very special taste.



Paski Sir – Paski Sir is a special cheese made from the Paski lamb’s milk and again, it is characterized by the special taste, due to the unique diet of the sheep, and also because the cheese is rubbed with olive oil before maturing, which imparts a great taste to the cheese. You will get Parski Sir available everywhere when you drive around the island.


Lace – Pag Island is well-known for the needlework of women here who learn the art of lace-making from their mothers and grandmothers, and go on adding their own personal touch creating wonderful designs. They do this work without any drawings. The unique beauty of the lace depicts a story of the island, about its origin and the centuries old wish of its people to protect its beauty. Each piece of Pag lace is a symbol of anonymous, humble and self-sacrificing life of its creator.

Pag lace

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Salt – Salt is the fourth thing Pag is famous for. A company named Salona Pag is the main salt producer in Croatia and you can see their salt fields on the left hand side of the road – the last 7-8 km before you reach Pag city. In addition to the common table salt, Salona also make sea salt and many other special cooking salts like meat salt, garlic salt and more. Meat salt and garlic salt are great for barbecue.


Once you pass the salt fields, you come to grad Paga (Pag city), which is a quaint old town having streets built in squares. You will also get the last remaining tower from the earlier fortification, a number of old churches and the 15th century Duke’s palace.

pag city

pag city 2

Zrce Beach – This is the fifh famous thing of Pag island, situated in the Novalja, which is 25 km from Pag city and is the most famous tourist destination on Pag Island, mainly because of the Zrce beach. It takes about 40 minutes of drive along a curved road to reach Novalja. You have to cross a tiny mountain on the way which features a welcome message “Welcome to Sin City”. The beach is located 3 km outside the town and is one of the largest summer party places in the country. You need not assume that the beach is only for young people; it is indeed an ideal place for family holidays too.

zrce beach


From Novalja you can drive towards the peak of the island in Tovrnele. From here, you can access some lovely islands like Otocic Dolfin, Otocic Laganj Mali and Otocic Laganj Veli.

With a wide range of accommodation facilities, you can also enjoy camping in Pag within a range of 20 km in form of 3 campsites – Camp Simuni, Camp Dinjiska and Camp Kosljun.

If you are planning an island holiday, don’t forget to consider Pag Island and you will have a never-before experience which will attract you there in every season.

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