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hotel Belveder is situated in a quiet location, only a few minutes from the historic part of the town of Pag and only a few steps from the sandy beach. Modern rooms, a restaurant serving local specialties and a swimming pool by which you can sip a cocktail, the best description of the holiday in hotel Belveder.


ROOMS

The spacious rooms will give you complete comfort during your stay. Subtle, furnished with LCD TV and air conditioning these rooms provide guests a peaceful relaxing atmosphere.

RESTAURANT

The restaurant serves local cheeses, lamb, lobster and superb fish dishes and a large selection of Croatian and international wines.

SWIMMINGPOOL

Looking for a refreshment? You are welcome in our outdoor pool, relax on the sun, sipp a refreshing cocktail prepared at the lounge bar of hotel Belveder.

RELAX

For total relaxation you can visit jacuzzi or have a massage, and to stay in good shape and we have a fitness room.


In cooperation with touristic agencies you can visit national parks Plitvice lakes and Krka. In the Pag port there is a posibility to rent a boat or to take a trip with party boat Festini.

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About Pag



HISTORY

Pag is the town of sea salt. Because of its importance in the 15th century Pag originated as a fortified town. The town is known by Pag lace that has been nourished over the centuries, each is unique, and the slow and hard craft survived till today. More...

GASTRONOMY

Pag cheese, lamb, ham, virgin olive oil, Baškotini, brandy with Pag herbs ... are special and valued products and be sure to try during your stay in our restaurant.
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CULTURE

Pag folk costumes by heritage originate from Venice. Inherited or made after the old ones are extremely valuable and tell us much about how local people appreciate their heritage.
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Sport and recreation

Climbing enthusiasts can enjoy climbing the steep part of St. Vid hill and the rocks above the beach lever on the north side of the bay. In these places there are special marks for rock climbing.

The combination of cycling, swimming, diving, surfing or mountain climbing will not leave anyone indifferent. If you go for five or ten kilometers from a village, find yourself surrounded by untouched nature. Especially memorable ride Pag in May when lavender and sage turn the island into an unreal world.


The Pag bay is suitable and safe for diving, especially in shallow and middle parts. Sea currencies are not strong and there are no great oscillations in the sea temperature. We do not recommend diving at the exit of the Pag bay because in that the strong currencies and no shelter in the event of arriving storms. To experienced divers, we recommend diving in the bay Slana, because of very attractive sea, full of unusual shapes, picturesque rocks, covered with tall grass, small caves and a bigger and very beautiful cave (unexperioenced divers can enter only with guide diver).In the bay of Pag it is not allowed spear fishing gun. Anyone who wishes to practice diving must obtain the appropriate license issued by the Harbour Master's office in Pag. If you want to go on a trip in the Pag underwater, diving agencies will have you under the supervision of professional divers.


For surfers, Pag Bay is truly a paradise, a safe place for pleasure and challenge that is not a risk.
During the summer, about three o'clock in the afternoon light wind blowing, breeze, which is suitable for surfing, especially for those who are not prone to madcap stunts. In late afternoons, Maestral grows stronger so one can surf faster, and can be in the whole trip around the bay. When the breeze blows or Levant (the east) with surfing is best to start with the town beach or Bašaca, and when it blows Burin, with the guidance or the cape St. Nikola towards Pag. Surfers can take a break and agree to some of the many beaches. Every We advise avoiding the channel that joins the bay of Pag Velebit channel. In the event of bad weather, a strong bora wind or Tramontana, which can blow very uncomfortable intensity and suddenly, out of that area is difficult to draw, even for experienced surfers.


In the bay of Pag band within which allowed motor boat is narrow.
Speedboats are forbidden to come closer less than 300 meters from the shore. Pag Bay, especially in its central part, is great for skiing which is very interesting, but also because it is possible to ski circular, not moving away at the same time too of the city and coast. The bay of Pag is an ideal just for beginners, because of calm sea and proximity to the coast, every skier beginner can take the opportunity to enjoy the security of their first rides.


During the summer at the main beach you can rent scooters.
The best time to ride a scooter is, when after the midday silence and calm, when the breeze blows. Then the scooter not only the safest, but the most interesting because of mild waves generated by the mistral. Approaching scooters coast is prohibited.


What to visit in Croatia?

National park Plitvice

On the road to Zagreb, only 200 km from the town of Pag, there is a pearl of nature, National Park of Plitvice, abundant in lakes and waterfalls in a marvellous continental ambience. There are hotels and restaurants within the National Park. The best and the most beautiful way to enjoy the lakes is by boats.

www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr

Starigrad - Paklenica

The miraculous play of nature enables us to enter the fresh mountain area in only a few steps from the hot Mediterranean climate. The National Park Paklenica is situated in a deep natural cutting at the foot of the mountain Velebit. Beautiful surroundings, preserved nature and fresh air offer an unforgettable experience. Paklenica can be reached from the direction of Zadar or from the ferry port of Žigljen.

www.rivijera-paklenica.hr

National park Kornati

The Kornati archipelago is a separate and a unique group of islands, situated in between the islands of Zadar and Šibenik. It spreads over 320 km2 and embraces approximately 150 of land units which are constantly or occasionally above-sea. This is one of the most fragmented insular eco-systems in the Adriatic. Long ago it has been drawing attention of many boaters, divers, alpinists and other enthusiasts of nature and of what nature offers.

www.np-kornati.hr

National park Krka

Twenty kilometres before Šibenik a side street leads to the National Park of Krka. The Krka’s waterfalls render an exquisite atmosphere letting you enjoy in the freshness of the river water in full swing.

www.npkrka.hr

What to visit on the island?

The old town

The Old town of Pag is located one kilometre from the town centre. So called Stari grad used to be a big and rich town, fortified by strong walls. A village named Košljun, on the west side of the island, was its port. Exploiting of the salt was the main occupation. There are numerous ruins of the old houses and the remains of the walls, roads and fortresses in the Old town. However, the best preserved are the parts of the Franciscan monastery and the Romanic church of Holy Mary. The church is mentioned for the first time in 1192.

Vidikovac - Gradac

On the road from Pag to Novalja, after having climbed the hairpin bend, to the left, there is the belvedere Vidikovac. A sweeping view of the town is clearly visible from this plateau and many tourists use the occasion for taking photographs. Gradac is next to Vidikovac. There was a settlement of the Neolithic people here. The arrival of the enemies was easily controlled from this place.

Pag's triangle

Pag’s triangle is the name for an unusual imprint on the rocky ground, discovered on the hill Tusto čelo, in May 1999. Tusto čelo is located northwest of the town of Pag, not far from the ferry port Žigljen. It is a phenomenon, which attracts the attention of believers, alternative researchers of history and the UFO investigators. The geological researches have shown that the rocks inside Pag’s triangle are brighter than those outside of it are, and that after being exposed to the UV rays they emit red. The red colour is the proof that the rocks inside the triangle have been thermally treated. It is presumed that this imprint was made 12 000 years ago. Finding the triangle is relatively easy since there are signposts indicating the way from Žigljen and Novalja to the hill Tusto čelo. Around 30.000 people from around the world have visited Pag’s triangle since it has been discovered.

Sveti Vid

Sv. Vid (342 m) is the highest point of the island. It offers a magnificent view of the island and its surroundings. It is located to the west of the town of Pag. The best place to start the climb is from the grove Dubrava. There is a sign pointing to the climb, but even when one is unable to find it, one can start the climb from any point at the foot of the hill since the path is not very difficult.

Slana bay

The cove Slana can be reached by boat or on foot from Barbati. It s located on the northwest part of the island, at the edge of Paška vrata, that is to say, of the entrance to the bay of Pag from the side of Velebit. Slana has beautiful, long spacious, sandy beaches. Especially impressive is the visual experience of the flat, bare cliffs that rise vertically from the sea. Slana is also suitable for fishing.

Sv. Duh - beach Čista

This is an extremely peaceful area with spacious meadows and long beaches (beach Čista). The seabed is covered in fine sand. The springs of water exist on many beaches. Sv. Duh is 5,5 nautical miles distant from Pag, and 15 km by road.


Town Pag

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.

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.

The gastronomy of the island offers first class sheep cheese and lamb, as well as various seafood specialities.

Pag is the town of the sea salt. The importance of the salt was the main reason that Pag was constructed in the 15th century, according to a plan and as a fortified town. The original salt manufacture by draining of the sea, which is brought in the small clay pools (saline), is still present on the island. These salt pools are not only an authentic relict of the past but also an interesting photographic motif.

The town of Pag is also the town of needlework- the famous lace. Every lace is a unique item. The slow and demanding process of making them has been nourished through centuries and still lives in the streets of the old town.

The bay of Pag is rounded by 27 km of the gravel and sandy beaches. Beside 5 hotels, the town offers trendily equipped capacities in private accommodation.

During the summer season, the winter (in February) and summer (at the end of July) carnivals, there is a rich cultural and entertainment program.

"Pag’s Slave girl"(a kind of a "miracle play"), folklore, the carnival wheel dance (so called "kolo") accompanied by the brass band, old folk costumes, old songs and dances with "mišnjice", (a kind of an instrument) are the distinguished parts of the centuries-long tradition.

In a dry-land continuation of a shallow bay hides yet another natural wealth – mud which has been tested and proved to be curative. The nearby village with motor camp and marina in the bay Šimuni is a fishing village with a good perspective in tourism.

The motor camp Šimuni is the biggest and the best-equipped camp on the island, located throughout the length of the gravel beaches. Marina Šimuni is situated to the north of the village Šimuni in a sheltered little cove.


More about the island and town of Pag on Touristic Board of town Pag web site


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