The Kornati Archipelago is a specific island group in the heart of the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It extends over a surface of roughly 320 km2 and encompasses about 150 islands, islets and reefs.
The construction of Pag’s Benedictine Convent of St. Margaret began right after the new town of Pag was established, as a memorial to the former church and convent in the Old Town.
Construction of the Church of St. George, the patron of both the town and the island of Pag, began prior to 1465 and continued until the late 15th century.
The town of Pag already had one of the first sundials in Europe at the end of the 19th century. The marker for meridian 15 is roughly 5 km from Pag, on a macadam road, in a tract named after St. Mary Magdalene, with a marble marker set along the intersecting line.
During Venetian rule, Pag’s citizens were exempt from participation in military campaigns due to the importance of salt production. However, Ivan Petar Kašić waived the exemption and participated in one of the most important battles in history: the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.
EXPERIENCE THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE OF THE ISLAND IN AN ACTIVE WAY - BY BICYCLE! DUE TO ITS INDENTED COAST, ITS LENGTH AND RELATIVE LOWLAND CONFIGURATION, THE ISLAND OF PAG IS PERFECT FOR DISCOVERING THE CHARMS OF ACTIVE HOLIDAYS AND FOR ALL GENERATIONS OF CYCLISTS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEVEL OF FITNESS. THE DIVERSE LANDSCAPE OF THE ISLAND OFFERS 130 KILOMETRES OF BICYCLE PATHS; FROM WILD ROCKY LANDSCAPES, RICH GREEN FIELDS, OLD STONE WALLS AND FOREST OASIS TO THE CLEAR WATERS WHERE YOU CAN FIND REFRESHMENT.