Discover the Medieval landmarks and traditions of Pag Island during a scenic, half-day tour. Stroll the narrow lanes of Old Town Pag, stopping for a fascinating tour of the Lace Museum, plus taste award-winning cheeses in the nearby village of Kolan.
The town of Pag dates back to the 15th century, and you can see some of its past grandeur in beautifully-carved door posts on the entrances of the noblemen’s houses and yards, small Baroque balconies and stone coats of arms found throughout. The Church of the Assumption in the town center dates back to the mid-15th century and still serves as the town’s administrative, cultural and mercantile hub. Pag also produces famous, intricate lace, and at the Lace Museum, located in the Duke’s Palace. There, you’ll have a chance to learn about the ancient, demanding process, which still thrives in the town’s streets today. After, enjoy close to an hour on your own to further explore.
Your tour also includes a stop at a local cheese factory, set on a gentle slope and surrounded by the hilly pastures and bountiful fields of the village Kolan. A longtime agricultural center of Pag Island, Kolan is known for its sheep-breeding heritage and production of award-winning Pag cheese. Don’t miss your opportunity to sample three types of this characteristically piquant-tasting cheese, used to complement many traditional fish and meat dishes.
• Pag Town: Established in 1443, the town was planned using the latest ideas of the day, which included streets and lanes intersecting at right angles.
• Lace Museum: Housed in the restored Duke’s Palace, browse an array of intricate designs, plus learn the history and the importance of lacemaking in Pag.
• Kolan village and cheese factory: Sample the distinctly flavored sheep milk cheese, thought to be the most famous of all artisan cheeses in the country.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Comfortable clothes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.4 miles over paved and cobblestone surfaces with around 10 steps in the town of Pag and 0.2 miles over paved surfaces with up to 15 steps in Kolan.