The island of Pag abounds in natural beauty and the proximity of national parks also make it an attractive destination.
In our area, we most certainly advise you to visit the cheese production sites in Kolan in order to take with you a taste of Kolan in a piece of cheese that makes us famous around the world, while in the cheese factory Gligora you can also view the production process and eventually taste the cheeses. Furthermore, you must by all means climb the highest peak of the island of Pag, St. Vid, that is only an hour and 15 minutes away from Kolan if you take the path; you can also visit the ornithological reserve Kolanjsko blato, an important European bird habitat.
If you are an adventurer, a lover of one-day excursions to nearby islands, cruising in the Pag bay, like to party on the ships or if you wish to visit the nearby national parks, turn to our local tourist agencies who will select the best for you.
Gligora Cheese Production
From 15 April 2016 to 1 November 2016, Gligora Cheese Production is open for individual guests who may visit it, without any previous announcement, and enjoy in the cheeses. They are open every day (apart from Sunday) from 9.00-15.30 hours. During the season (July, August and September) every day (including Sundays) from 9.00-17.00 hours.The following is offered within the tourist programme tour & tasting:
- Visit to the cheese production with the story on the Pag cheese
- Viewing the cheese ripening 6m below the earth
- tasting cheese, wine and other delicacies
- video on production
- visit to the Gligora shop
The Town of Novalja
In Novalja you can see an antique aqueduct, the City Museum, and those who are somewhat more courageous can enjoy a light walk (approximately 1 h) on the road taking you to the ferry where you can enjoy the view of the neighbouring islands and Velebit from the well-known Pag triangle. In the neighbouring place of Lun, by all means visit the Lun olive gardens. (More information in the Tourist Board of the Town of Novalja at 053/661-404)
The Town of Pagg
In the very town of Pag there is a possibility of a half-day or entire day excursion in the company of a guide so that you can get to know the beauty and the antiquities of the Town of Pag. Thus, you will visit the St. Mary of the Ascension Church, an ethnographic collection, a Salt Museum, a Pag Lace Gallery. (Information – Tourist Board of the Town of Pag at 023/611- 286)
In Povljana you can also take a look at two ornithological reserves, Veliko and Malo blato, the Segal healing mud, as well as visit the Panos viewpoint in order to make photos of the beauty that surrounds you. (Information – tourist board of the Povljana Municipality at 023/692-003)
The Town of Zadarr
The Town of Zadar is a cultural and historic centre of our Zadar County. Only 45 minutes away from the Kolan Municipality, the town of Zadar is worth your visit. There are numerous historic monuments, beautiful churches, old walls and excursions to the surrounding islands that will make your stay in the area even more difficult to forget. (Information – Tourist board of the City of Zadar at 023/212-222
Natural beauty in the vicinity
Croatia, our beautiful homeland, is rich in protected natural beauties that you can also visit: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Paklenica National Park, the Northern Velebit National Park, Risnjak National Park, island of Mljet, Krka National Park, Kornati National Park, Brijuni and Kopački rit in the inlands that will grasp your attention by the beauty of untouched nature.