Pag Town is also famous for its carnival, with both a ‘winter’ and summer version, the latter taking place in July. The Pasko kolo is a traditional folk dance that is often performed during the carnival.
Pag is also very easy to reach from the mainland, possibly the easiest out of all the Croatian islands. This is largely because the island is, in fact, connected to the mainland (at its southern tip) by bridge.
Pag is the second longest island in the Adriatic; it covers an area of 110 square miles (284.6 square km) and is 37 miles (63 km) long. Due to the strong “Bura” wind, the island has very little vegetation but the numerous stone walls built by farmers and shepherds allow for some cultivation. In spite of this, Pag has a lot of charm.
As mentioned, the main resorts on the island are Pag Town and Novalja. Pag Town was built according to plans by the famous Croatian Renaissance builder, Juraj Dalmatinac.