The island of Pag – an island resembling the surface of the moon, is one of the most popular summer destinations in Croatia. Pag is located on the northern Adriatic and is the fifth largest Croatian island, with the longest coastline of 269.2 km. The two most famous towns on the island of Pag are Pag and Novalja, but there are many smaller places and villages on the island which are summer favorite tourist destinations.
The island of Pag has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and there are sites of various dwellings from the Iron Age and the Bronze Age. Due to its geostrategic position and the great importance of salt, the island of Pag has been around since ancient times a place where the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire left their traces. The inhabitants of the island are especially proud to its rich cultural heritage and tradition folk costumes, Pag lace and Pag cheese, winter and summer carnival and the pilgrimage of Catholic believers to the highest peak of the island of Pag, Sv. Vid.
Pag cheese and Pag lace are the two most popular products that Pag has given to Croatia and the world. Pag cheese is type of hard cheese from sheep’s milk and is one of the most famous cheese that can be found on the markets around the world. Pag lace was added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage in 2009.
The traffic connection of the island of Pag with the mainland takes place by the ferry line Prizna – Žigljen and Pag bridge.