About the island of Pag
The island of Pag is located between the island of Rab, Olive and Vira, near the shore. With an area of 286,6 km2 is one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, should 270 km raw rocky coast, island with the longest coastline on the Adriatic, full of bays, bays and beautiful beaches. Pag Island is known as one of the sunniest island in the Adriatic with over 2500 hours of sunshine per year. The average annual temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. each, even a small bay slopes gently towards the sea and has a sandy beach with fine, almost crystal sand. There are major differences between the eastern and western parts of the island. The eastern part, facing the land has a steep, rugged look, decorated with numerous high ridges, a western part is much lower, greener and more pleasant.
Pag in Croatia, it is a great attraction to all new guests because of its beauty, which makes their settlements, known tourist attractions such as the city of Pag and Novalja, the place is located in the north of the island. Both places offer beautiful beaches and wide range of sports and entertainment, but are very different. While the city of Pag Government and quiet family atmosphere with an emphasis on cultural attractions, Novalja is special for its nightlife and party. Musical spectacles at the beach Zrce in Novalja are probably the most popular party in Croatia and this part of Europe, proof of this is that each year attracts more and more visitors from around the world. Or the old town, whose ruins can be visited just south of the present city center and from the top of the hill that hosts enjoy the view of Pag and pans.
The narrow streets of Pag rich in cultural heritage monuments, but also shops offering traditional products and taverns where you can enjoy local specijalitetima. Pag is connected with course salt, which is produced since ancient times - in a document from 999. the first mentioned production of salt in Pag.
Another traditional product is the Pag Lace, that is because of its uniqueness listed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.
- Pag cheese
In the process of making cheese retained the old liburian technology. The process consists of milking, curdling and maturing. The milking of sheep starts in January. Sheep's milk cheeses are first, respectively, through a special process of mixing with so-called rennet, with a slight heating. After that the milk is converted to a special, very thick milky porridge, which are removed from the white lumps into molds. From the remains of whey. After the clots milk into molds, It was some time kept in brine, which is very salty water. Then the discs cheese, Heavy 2:00 to 3:00 kilograms, placed in special, frowning prostorije, on wooden shelves, where the cheese goes through a process of maturation. As the cheese matures longer it is better. Online you can find two kinds of cheese. They are young and old cheese.
Of Pag 16. century northernmost salt pans in Croatia. In the town of Pag there are huge stone warehouses salt – Prosika. Nine of the stone halls of long 38, and wide 12 meters. today, unfortunately, do not serve their purpose. Solana Pag is the largest producer of sea salt in Croatia, and its production is based on the thousand year old tradition of salt production on the island of Pag. The technology of producing salt uses natural advantages of the area that, with a clean environment and a lot of sunny days, characterized by a favorable wind – thus Pag salt its quality is among the best in Europe and worldwide.
The town of Pag is famous for its lace, whose handmade held for centuries. Each lace is a unique item, The slow and demanding process lives today on the streets of the old town