Paklenica is the common name of two canyons (Velika and Mala Paklenica) with 400m high cliffs, rising from the sea to the highest peaks and stretching vertically on the direction of the mountain. On the touching point of the sea and the mountain, in vertically cut in and deep canyons of a foothill valley tracing the line of the main ridge of Velebit, there are numerous interesting and extraordinary natural phenomena. Primeval nature stirs up curiosity and animates visitors. NP Paklenica is the most famous Alpinist centre known even outside Croatia.

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In 1949, it was proclaimed National Park. Nowadays, National Park Paklenica is one of the most attractive natural, scientific and touristic areas in north-eastern Mediterranean. Rich and diverse flora and fauna (many endemic species, griffon vulture), many Karst phenomena (Manita peć), as well as rich sports offer (free climbing, trekking, picnic excursions to forester's cottage "Lugarnica", a tour around the mill and learning about the principles of its functioning) attract more and more visitors.

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The town of Pag has a rich folklore heritage. The Pag folk costume is of beautiful colors and shapes, and the ladies' head cover hemmed with Pag lace is particularly attractive.

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The town of Pag is abundant in sandy, gravelly and rocky beaches. The Pag Bay ring consists of as many as 27 km of beaches, the most famous and beautiful among them being Janjece vode, Tri glave, Bošana, Dubrava, Sveti Marko, Sveti Duh, Zrce, Caska, Rucica, Slana, Malin, Veliki Zaton, Bijele stijene, Veli bok, Mali bok, Kotica and Bašaca.

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Pag – a town on the island of surprises. Natural resources and a rich offer are the reason why hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world have been coming to Pag every summer. Pag hosted tourists from Central and Western Europe as early as the beginning of the 20th century.

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Traditionally, the people of Pag have engaged in sheep-breeding, fishing, and one of the most significant industries is production of salt. Quality salt obtained naturally from the clear sea has been a trademark of the town of Pag for centuries. A quality, highly esteemed sheep cheese is produced in the town of Pag.

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The town of Pag is abundant in cultural and historic monuments. The most significant buildings are the Congregation Church of Mary's Assumption, Duke's Castle and Skrivanat Tower – the only one remaining of nine towers that used to encircle the town along with defensive walls. In addition to the said buildings, you can see the Church of St. George, St. Francis, the Convent of St. Margaret and salt depots.

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