Novalja a „Croatian Ibiza“ A- A A+

Novalja is one of the most famous summer party resorts on the Adriatic, famous for its beach parties and numerous night clubs.

The town is ancient, there are numerous Roman remains, and nearby is the sunken Roman city of Cisa. Pag Island is one of the sunniest and most unique islands on the Adriatic, and Novalja is one of its gems. Beautiful beaches, a warm, emerald sea and plenty of partying have created a Croatian Ibiza, as its visitors sometimes refer to it. But Novalja also offers something to families - there are quiet beaches, ideal for families, far from the hustle and bustle.

Accommodation: Hotels, apartments, private rooms and campsites.


Natural sights

Majestic wilderness, the mysterious Pag triangle, a megalithic structure attributed with supernatural qualities by some, the botanical reserve of millennial olive trees in Lun.

Heritage, Wine, Food

A discovery site of amphorae, a protected sub aquatic museum, three Early Christian basilicas from the 4th and 5th centuries, the archaeological collection of Stomorica, the Municipal Museum with an entrance to a 1.2km long Roman aqueduct, built into living rock, authentic folklore dancing, singing and colourful costumes.

Local wines are the Paška žutica and Gegić and there are a few vineyards near Novalja. Novalja is an ideal place to try seafood delicacies, such as scampi and shellfish which is farmed in the open sea. The most valued local specialties are cheese and lamb

Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions

During the summer, plenty of beach partying goes on day and night, but there are also ethno parties, classical concerts and fine arts exhibitions as part of the Novalja Summer Festival. There are also interesting events during the rest of the year - (the Carnival, Novaljski fuštan, Cheese and Lamb exhibitions, Christmas festival...).

For active holidays, try scuba diving, sailing, walking and cycling.

Excursions around the island and to Zadar, the National Parks of Paklenica and Kornati and the Velebit Natural Park.

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