About Pag

Stara Novalja

About Pag
Sheltered in the lee, along the coast of the homonymous bay, Stara Novalja is an attractive holiday resort, especially suitable for family tourism and for all those who are fond of active holidays.

Once a small fishermen, shepherds and farmers village, today it has developed into a recognizable tourist destination of the island of Pag, three kilometres away from Novalja.

Here, those fond of sports can dedicate themselves to fishing, diving, sailing, water skiing, paragliding, walking, cycling, jogging.

A special feature of Stara Novalja are the numerous sand beaches, of which the biggest and most attractive is the beach Trinćel, that has been awarded the blue flag. Because of the natural sand and accessibility beaches are particularly suitable for children. On the other end of the locality, not far from the car-ferry landing Drljanda, lies the well arranged beach Jadra.

At the very entrance to the locality we come accross the medieval small churches Sveti Križ (Holy Cross) and Sveta Marija (St. Mary), and in proximity of Stara Novalja, on the opposite side of the island, facing the Velebit mountain, in Svetojanj, are the remains of the Byzantine fortress from the 6th century.

Stara Novalja is the ideal place for morning and evening walks, for bathing and diving in exceptionally clean sea, for undisturbed sun-bathing and enyojing in the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere, in sunsets and in mild summer evenings.

Stara Novalja offers its visitors the extraordinary possibility of enjoyment in local gastronomic specialities (fish, Pag cheese "paški sir", smoked ham "pršut", figs, grapes, local lamb, prosecco - a dark red sweet alcoholic drink and brandy) in an authentic island atmosphere.

Stara Novalja is suitable for relaxing and rest not only in summer months, but equally so in spring and in autumn.


13. June 2016. Antonja - Day of the town Novalja Antonja - Day of the town Novalja

Celebration of the Day of the town Novalja -  fitting cultural and entertainment programme

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29. June 2016. Petrova in Stara Novalja Petrova in Stara Novalja

Celebration of St. Peters day - Mass and entertainment programme

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Unique archaeological finding Unique archaeological finding

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