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  • Croatia apartments and private accommodation camps hotels and the rest of the tourist offer make Croatia interesting to everyone
  • Croatia apartments and private accommodation camps hotels and the rest of the tourist offer make Croatia interesting to everyone

Island Pag

The easiest way to explain the location of this island is by this sequence:

- Croatia -> Jadran-Adriatic Coast -> northern Adriatic -> Kvarner -> the island of Pag.


The island of Pag is one of the largest islands in Croatia. It extends over a length of 60 km. The total area of the island is of 285 km2, and the length of the coastline is of 270 km, i.e. that is more than four times the actual length of the island and that characteristic is what makes Pag one of the most indented coastlines of Croatia.

The island of Pag is located in the southernmost part of the northern Adriatic. Separated from the mainland by the Velebit Channel, the south-west coast of the island is bordered by Kvarnerić while at the North side the island is only 5 km away from the island of Rab and on the south side only 300 m away from the mainland and northern Dalmatia. This position of the island, between Kvarner and Dalmatia classifies it according to the "necessary" both as the a northern Dalmatian island or an island in the Kvarner region and as such it essentially determines its climatic, cultural and historical characteristics.

The landscape of Pag is of unique beauty and as such it certainly is amongst the most interesting landscapes of the whole Adriatic region, the main characteristics of its diversity are; the bare rocky pastures - bounded along and across with a vast network of stone walls, the olive fields planted in the bare rocky soil, the fertile vineyards and the mild climate south-western coast covered in bushes and holm oaks. This nature as such it really is quite unique in Croatia and therefore the island of Pag in the broad sense represents a particular brand in Croatia, in the Adriatic, and nowadays this island is gaining increasing attention in Europe as well!

The island of Pag is amongst the most bare islands in Croatia. Sparse vegetation consists of small rocks and the vegetation adapted to the drought; such as the sage (Dalmatian sage), absinthium, dwarf ever lasts and true grasses. After the sudden bloom in the spring, these plants, gray and burnt by the summer drought fill the environment with their strong and austere scent. The salty but juicy pastures are the secret to the great taste of the Pag cheese, which is highly appreciated not only within Croatia but also way beyond Croatian borders.

The climate of the island is Mediterranean, which is specific for all the islands in the Adriatic, and in particular for the islands of Kvarner and of Northern Dalmatia, it is characterized by dry summers and mild and rainy winters. Pag is also characterized by its famous wind 'bura' which blows down from the Velebit and at the same time pushes strongly the coastal waters and scatters salt. It appears as a white salty layer coming down on the island and it is the main reason why the northeastern part of the island is so bare and deserted. This natural phenomenon is a characteristic of Croatian soil, as well as of the islands of the Kvarner and Dalmatia.