Island of Pag Croatia
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. The biggest bay, the bay of Pag, is rounded by 20 km of the gravel beaches. 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.
Mandre is a tourist resort located in the southern part of the island of Pag. Mandre offers a gorgeous view of Silba and Olib and of the little islands Maun and Skrda which abound in coves and beautiful beaches. There is a beach with clear blue sea which extends along Mandre.
It is a perfect place for those who want a peaceful vacation in magnificent natural surroundings of evergreen oaks, drystone walls and crystalline blue sea.
This place emits of hospitality of the local people ready to offer as much as possible of the atmosphere of this lovely place.
One can also enjoy gastronomic specialties in local restaurants. Refreshment in hot summer days can be obtained in numerous coffee bars near the beach. Playground, bowling- court, children playground are only a part of the offer of always friendly population of Mandre.
In a manifestation organized by "Zadarski list" and Tourist board of Zadar county ''Cvit za lipši svit'' (A flower for a more beautiful world) in 2003. Mandre won the recognition in the category for the most beautiful place in the county.
Pag cheese is cheese produced from the milk of sheep which graze on the hilly pastures that are rich with aromatic plants. These plants are exposed to salt because of the frequent strong winds. This kind of pasture is what makes the specific and recognizable aroma of the Pag cheese.
Bike routes - Island of Pag
All through of the Island of Pag, from the cape Luna to the Pag Bridge area is intersected with arranged cycle tracks. Overall 14 cycle tracks have been arranged and signed, offering a good and active holiday resort.