• Island of Pag Croatia tourist attractions Pag lace Pag stone walls amphorae
  • Island of Pag Croatia tourist attractions Pag lace Pag stone walls amphorae
  • Island of Pag Croatia tourist attractions Pag lace Pag stone walls amphorae
  • Island of Pag Croatia tourist attractions Pag lace Pag stone walls amphorae

Interesting Facts

Pag is famous for the Pag lace, the lace-makers nurtured this tradition through centuries and each lace is an unique item. The slow and demanding process of making lace survived till the day of today and it can be seen on the streets of the old city.

A striking monument of the island, formed by piling rocks. Its forms, surface, appearance and function are one of the most representative examples of indigenous architecture. Dry stone walls have been built as a natural border between the fences, high enough so that the sheep cannot jump over yet strong enough so that storms cannot crash them.


On the island of Pag you can still see salt being produced by draining of the small clay pools inside which sea water is introduced (the so called 'saline'). The production of salt did bring wealth to Pag, but problems as well. Salt was the reason why the inhabitants of Pag often engaged in battles, but it is also the reason why they have always lived in wealth. Sol was often called white gold and for centuries it was a strategic product without which life was unimaginable.

The entire Croatian public was pleasantly surprised by the discovery of the remains of a sunken merchant ship with a cargo of amphorae dating from the first century BC, this discovery was made at the eastern coast of the island, in the Velebit channel's bay of Vlaška Mala.

In archaeological terms it is very interesting the area of Caska, where recently intensive studies were conducted on the site of a Roman settlement Cissa. Among other discoveries made there, in this site were recorded many important findings such a very well preserved Roman wooden anchor in the waters of Caska and the bronze necklace dating from the end of the 10th century or the beginning of the 11th century, this necklace is considered as a unique example of early Croatian jewelry.

An artifact of great value and extreme interest is the unique ancient aqueduct from the first century, which is carved out of solid rock, about 1.2 km long, 70 cm wide and 40 m high with 9 overhead openings. The so called breathing spaces. This unique Roman aqueduct, popularly called the Italian's hole, supplied water to Novalja from the surrounding fields. The entrance to the aqueduct is located inside the City Museum, which is home to a part of Novalja's cultural and ethnological heritage.

These fields represent a true oasis of peace and one of the most beautiful sites of our island. Among the many olive trees with their uniqueness particularly interesting are the wild olive trees - Olea oleaster, 5-8 m high and with 20-80 cm in diameter. The oldest olive trees have about 1600 years of age! This wild olive area, expanding on approximately 24 ha, is the one and only of its kind on the Adriatic coast and has a great botanical value. Due to its characteristic in 1963 this area was protected and declared a botanical reserve.