Island of Pag, Mandre, Croatia - Mandre, City Pag, Novalja
Island of Pag Croatia
The island of Pag is one of the biggest Adriatic islands: it is the fifth largest island with 284.50 square kilometres. Its 270 kilometres of the indented coastline make it the island with the longest coastline on the Adriatic, rich with coves, bays, beaches and capes. The biggest bay, the bay of Pag, is rounded by 20 km of the gravel beaches. Pag is unique due to its vegetation where trees are the most rare form. Therefore, Pag is the largest kingdom of rocky ground on the Adriatic, where thin grass, low aromatic herb cover, sage and immortelle grow. They make the foundation of the nourishment of the island’s sheep on the rocky ground, intersected by long dry stonewalls, giving a special flavour to the well known cheese of Pag.
Mandre is a tourist resort located in the southern part of the island of Pag. Mandre offers a gorgeous view of Silba and Olib and of the little islands Maun and Skrda which abound in coves and beautiful beaches. There is a beach with clear blue sea which extends along Mandre.
It is a perfect place for those who want a peaceful vacation in magnificent natural surroundings of evergreen oaks, drystone walls and crystalline blue sea.
This place emits of hospitality of the local people ready to offer as much as possible of the atmosphere of this lovely place.
Consequently, it is possible to spend long summer days fishing on fishing boats and enjoying the pleasures of the sea, sun and seafood caught with your own assistance.
One can also enjoy gastronomic specialties in local restaurants. Refreshment in hot summer days can be obtained in numerous coffee bars near the beach. Playground, bowling- court, children playground are only a part of the offer of always friendly population of Mandre.
In a manifestation organized by "Zadarski list" and Tourist board of Zadar county ''Cvit za lipši svit'' (A flower for a more beautiful world) in 2003. Mandre won the recognition in the category for the most beautiful place in the county.
City of Pag, the centre of the island, was founded in the 15th century and today is a rarely found well preserved middle age walled-in town. It is the cultural, touristic and the administrative centre as well. The plans for its construction were made by the renaissance architect Juraj Dalmatinac.
Valuable cultural and historical monuments are: The parish church of St Mary on Kralja Petra Kresimira IV square (St Valentine's reliquary and a miraculous crucifix), the old Tower, the remnants of the town walls, Duke's palace.
Novalja is a tourist center of Island of Pag. Well known resort town and destination of many tourist, offers possibilities of active and meaningful vacation.
Natural beauty of Novalja is mostly in its pronounced beautiful beaches: Zrce, Strasko, Caska, Babe, Trincel, Branicevica & Vrtic. Among then, Zrce stands out as one of the bigest and best beaches on the Adriatic cost. Beaches Zrce, Strasko and Trincel have a blue Flag marking (highest quality Standards).
Night life & entertainment you will find in night clubs near by, especially at beach Zrce