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Sightseeing in Pag Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Island of Pag is the one of the most famous resorts of Croatia; it’s extremely popular among both local citizens and foreign tourists. Local cheese and crafty laces hand made by local craftsmen and cheesemongers are true symbols of the island. Tourists visit Pag all over the year. In summer time it's popular among fans of beach vacations and hiking, while in winter months it's time for event tourists who attend faery Winter carnival.
Almost entire coastline of Pag is covered with picturesque beach resorts and it won’t be difficult to find one for you. One of the most popular resort areas is the town of Navalja … Open
However, priceless landmarks of the island are well worth visiting in every season. Capital of Pag is the town of the same name. There are lots of medieval landmarks survived there until these days. The most interesting of them are bishop's and prince's palaces. Both palaces are built by famous architect Jurai Dalmatinac; they are recognized as unique architectural landmarks. It’s worth mentioning that bishop' palace has been left unfinished, but that doesn’t diminish its value.
There are also a number of ancient religious buildings survived in the capital of the island. The cathedral built early in 16th century is one of the oldest religious building. The Benedictine church of St.Margaret houses an impressive collection of unique artifacts. Another interesting landmark located just outside of Pag is St.Yuri Peak, the mountain of unusual square form. Historians suggest there has been a fortress on top of the mountain long time ago, which explains such unique configuration. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Island of Pag offers its guests more than a hundred of accommodation places from budget ones to luxurious hotels for the most demanding tourists. Lasturac hotel in Novalja is an excellent … Open
There are also a number of landmarks on the island, which are still unexplained by scientists. Pag Triangle is the one of them. That’s an area of scorched land with clear and regular markings on it. Mysterious objects of Pag attract lots of archeological expeditions, and some areas are open for public access. Caska area is the one of the most interesting ones. According to scientists, back in Roman Empire age it was occupied by large city. This theory is proved by remnants of waterways and ruins of huge villas and palaces discovered by archeologists.
Novalja Town is the second biggest on the island. That’s also very interesting place to visit. The most popular there is town museum housing very interesting and rich collection, where there are unique archeological objects, ethnographic collections and objects of arts. That’s the perfect place for a family excursion.
One of the most popular souvenirs you can bring from Pag is Morcic jewellery. Brooches, keychains, pendants and earrings in the shape of the Arabian head appeared in Croatia many centuries … Open
Nature lovers should visit charming Lun village known after its attractive beaches and picturesque olive groves. Walking trips across picturesque areas are extremely popular among tourists in summer time. The area around the capital of the island is often associated with moon landscapes; there are also a number of wonderful forests nearby. The coastline is also amazing and diversified with lots of natural landmarks located next to popular beaches.
Pag Fans of active recreation will find it most exciting to visit Pag Island in summer. The popular resort offers various entertainments during this period, so active travelers won’t be disappointed. Not far from Novalja, vacationers will find Zrce Beach that resembles a giant open-air entertainment complex. The beach has an excellent infrastructure with numerous cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as beach inventory rental offices. There is even an aqua park with various attractions near the beach. In summer, Zrce often becomes a venue that hosts open-air concerts.
Despite the fact that Pag Island was firstly mentioned in Croatian chronicles in the 10th century, it was inhabited long before that. If your child is interested in history, he will … Open
Vacationers will be delighted to find numerous centers that specialize in water sports on the island. These centers offer help in mastering diving and surfing. Tourists are also welcome to try trekking and yachting. Young vacationers will not feel bored as the main beach resort of the island is the location of numerous bars and discos, so one can easily have fun all day and night long there. When you are tired of entertainment and want to spend some time in a peaceful and calm atmosphere, Simuni Beach is the place to visit. This is a charming place deprived of noisy entertainment venues. Crystal clear water remains the main advantage of the fabulous coastal area.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Pag Island
♥   Castle 'Fortress Nehaj' , 52.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sokolac Castle' , 55.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zrinski-Frankopan Castle' , 63.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vrana Castle' , 80.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Drivenik Castle' , 83.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pag Island
♥   Nature Park 'Velebit' , 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Pod javori' , 34.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Čikat' , 38.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Paklenica' , 47.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'Plitvice Lakes National Park' , 64.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

From the series “Top 15 Most Fantastic Creations of Nature”
The territory of ​​the park is more than 296 square km. It is visited by a million people every year. In total, there are 16 large lakes and 140 waterfalls, as well as about 20 caves, which also can be visited during trips to the park. Travelers won’t swim in lakes even though there was such an opportunity before 2008. The thing is that swimming there is very dangerous; a lot of people have drown. In 2008, it was decided to ban swimming totally. It’s better to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in summer, as in warmer months virtually all its areas are open for tourists. … Read further
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