Pag is the fifth largest island off the Croatian coast. There are two towns on the island, Pag & Novalja, along with other smaller villages. It is often called "Island of Rock " or "Lunar Island".
One of the sunniest Adriatic islands, Pag has two towns, Pag and Novalja, and many smaller villages and communities, including Lun, Stara Novalja, Gajac, Kolan, Mandre, Šimuni, Metajna, Dinjiška, Vlašici, Povljana and others.
The town of Pag has a rich archaeological history, and the town of Novalja is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia.
St. Vitus, the highest peak on the island, offers views of many of the island’s towns – Pag, Kolan, Šimuni, Mandre, Košljun, and neighboring islands.
There are islands around Pag which could be visited:
The largest airports are Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik with Zadar, Rijeka, Pula and Osijek also receiving international flights. The closest major airport to Pag, Croatia is Zadar Airport (ZAD / LDZD), 72 km from the center of Pag.
Pag Island is accessible via a 30-minute drive from Zadar, and via several buses during the day.
Travel between Pag Town and Novalja can be time-consuming, but both towns are compact enough to travel by foot.
Rental cars and scooters are the transportation of choice if you intend to explore more than one part of the island. Rental agencies, including Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and Avis, have kiosks at the Zagreb airport and in other major Croatian cities. Rental agencies are also available at local airports.
Additional details about airports can be found at websites of the local airports –
In the City
Tipping is typically not expected in Croatia, since in most cases tips are included in the bill along with taxes, but has become a common practice in upscale restaurants & cities. Tipping is not expected in informal restaurants and in smaller towns, but most people leave any coins they receive in change for the waiter.
Island of Pag in 3 Days (Source: Croatia Traveller)
Start the day in Pag
Start the day in Novalja
Start the day by travelling to Zadar
The Island of Pag has many gastronomic possibilities. Pag has been voted by the Guardian as the best for foodies amongst Croatia's top five holiday islands.
Some typical food items that you should try out while visiting Pag are:
Some notable local restaurants in Pag are:
Some of the well known pubs include: