Pag

Pag

AND WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

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Story of Pag

Pag is a fascinating island with unique geographical features, a colourful vibrant community, rich cultural heritage and an exciting tourist offer. It is the home of eponymous cheese, lamb and lace, all universally acknowledged, appreciated and celebrated around the globe!

This fifth largest island of the Croatian coast also boasts first-rate sea salt deposits and top-notch white wine called Žutica. It has the most indented coastline in the entire Adriatic and it is sometimes referred to as the Moon Island, because of its exceptionally rugged and moonlike surface, however Pag is also home to unusual ornithological reserves like Velo Blato and Kolansko Blato. Its numerous sandy and gravel beaches will please and relax everyone, while its historic dry-stone walls, lush olive groves and rich fragrance of sage shrubs lull the mind and boost the spirit of many delighted visitors.

Pag Cheese
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Pag Cheese
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Pag Cheese
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PAG CHEESE

Wine & Gastro

Pag has a long and proud tradition of artisan cheese making and its sheep-milk type is considered as one of the best in the world!

Pag cheese is regularly awarded and included on various top lists of prominent experts and food critics and it is quite often proclaimed the best in many categories, even ahead of the most outstanding French cheeses. 

It is usually rather hard and has a very distinctive flavour, which comes from resilient sheep grazing on the aromatic shrubs of sage and thyme, covered by sea salt scattered by the gusts of the strong bora wind. Kolan has most cheesemakers on the entire island of Pag. Famous Gligora Dairy is one of the most awarded dairies in the world and offers exciting educational and tasting tours to its numerous visitors, who have a chance to try exceptional cheese, find out more about its greatness and fall in love with it at first bite!

Lace Making
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Lace Making
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Lace Making
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Lace Making
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Lace Making
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LACE MAKING

History & Culture

UNESCO protected Pag lace is a finely crafted product of beauty and delicacy that many grateful owners frame and regard as artwork!

Thanks to the nuns of the local Benedictine monastery, who were the first to start perfecting and teaching fine-thread ornamental lacemaking in the 15th century, Pag lace has been an important source of income for many skilled and industrious local women ever since and some of them were even invited to the court of Empress Maria Theresa to hand-weave for her exclusively!

Learning fully the craft of Pag lacemaking is a lengthy and complex process, however you can also test your skills enrolling in the beginners’ course under the guidance of some of the most experienced and talented lace-makers on the entire island.

More Experiences

Pag Salt

Wine & Gastro

The Sacred Triangle Trail

Nature & Adventure

Dry Stone Walls

History & Culture

The Town of Pag

History & Culture

Stunning Beaches

Sun & Beach

Amazing Festivals

Sun & Beach

Lamb
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Lamb
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LAMB

Wine & Gastro

Together with Pag cheese, the lamb meat of the island is a renowned and globally relished delicacy of the highest standard!

Autochthonous lambs of the island that must not be older than 45 days are of robust breed called Pramenka, which makes the most out of sparse, fragrant and salty Mediterranean vegetation, shaped by the continuous interplay of the unremitting bora that comes down from formidable Velebit Mountain and the undulating waves of the surrounding crystal-clear sea. 

Even though spit-roasted lamb and lamb under the bell are the two most treasured types of its preparation, Pag lamb is universally appreciated as an excellent meat for many gourmet dishes. This has naturally prompted a reaction of the European Commission and a Protected Designation of Origin status has been rightfully assigned to it.

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