Pag - Filip Šubrt Photo

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Pag

Pag is the Croatian island of the North Dalmatian group with surface of 284,5 km2.It is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline. Pag belongs to the north-Dalmatian archipelago and it extends northwest-southeast along the coast, forming the Velebit channel.

The southwestern coast of the island is low (including the Pag Bay with the large Caska Cove), and the northwestern is steep and high (including Stara Novalja Bay). Most of the island is rocky; smaller areas are covered with Mediterranean shrubs. The southeast of the island contains karst lakes Velo Blato and Malo Blato. The island's highest peak, at 348 m, is Sveti Vid (St. Vitus).
Grapes (the authentic žutica), vegetables and fruit are grown in the valleys and fields. The northern area of the Lun peninsula is mostly under olive groves. Most communities on the island are connected by a road. A 300 m long arch bridge connects the southern part of the island to the mainland.


Pag is unique for its scarce vegetation and as such, represents the biggest empire of rocky ground intersected by long dry stone walls on the Adriatic. On the slopes of island's hills, you will be able to scent the fragrance of medicinal sage and to come across sheep guarded by their shepherds. Sage is the basis of nutrition of Pag sheep and it gives a special taste to the famous Pag cheese.