Island of Pag

The island of Pag is one of the biggest Adriatic islands: it is the fifth largest island with 284.50 square kilometres. 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 27 km of the gravel and sandy beaches.

Pag is an island remarkable for its vegetation. On the east coast the trees are rare because of the "Bora" (a strong and cold wind blowing in winter). The inside and the west coast instead are characterized by a Mediterranean vegetation and pine forests. On the northern tip of the island, near the village of Lun, there are many olive trees including many secular.
The island is a rocky ground of the Adriatic and is woven by long dry stone walls that are built and maintained by the shepherds. In areas where wind blows grow a thin grass and many herbs, such as sage and immortelle. Just these herbs, which are the staple diet for the sheep, give that special taste to the famous Pag cheese.

The sea is beautiful (as you can see in this picture).


Pag cheese - Pag cheese is cheese produced from the milk of sheep which graze on the hilly pastures that are rich with aromatic plants. These plants are exposed to salt because of the frequent strong winds. This kind of pasture is what makes the specific and recognizable aroma of the Pag cheese.


Pag lace - Pag lace is one of the most famous Croatian souvenirs. It is made in the city of Pag. It is woven by needle and is still preserved in its original form. Pag lace can be purchased from the lace weavers which weave during the summer months in front of their houses.

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