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Excursions on the island
St. 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.
Blato Rogoza is located near the village Kolan, on the western part of the island. It has been declared an ornithological reserve of protected wading birds, as well.
This is a group of cliffs on the north side of the island, towards the Velebit. They can be reached only by boat. They are six nautical miles away from Pag. Not far from Šestakovci, there is a beautiful and pleasant beach with thick shade and an improvised port for small boats in case of storm. The local waters are favourable for fishing.
This is the territory on the extreme west end of the bay of Pag. It abounds in beautiful beaches. One can refresh in the villages nearby: Caska, Kustići, Zubovići and Metajna. It can be reached by boat or by car. It is approximately seven nautical miles from Pag.
Pag’s triangle is the name for an unusual imprint on the rocky ground, discovered on the hill Tusto èelo, in May 1999. Tusto èelo 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 èelo. Around 30.000 people from around the world have visited Pag’s triangle since it has been discovered.
Sailing across the bay
Famous travel writer Alberto Fortis named the bay of Pag “the sea lake” because of its unusual shape resembling a lagoon. The bay of Pag has only one open end, towards the Velebit channel. It covers the area of 15 square miles, surrounded by a ring of 27 kilometres long sandy beaches. A trip around the bay of Pag means not only witnessing the exceptional beauty but also some details of Pag’s history, as well. The best place to start sailing around the bay is Mandrac, the old port built in the 15th century for putting ashore merchant ships.