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Although the bank if islands to the West of Croatia maintain a reputation for youth tourism, nothing comes close to the Island of Pag, that has fast become a Mecca for the alcohol infused sun worshipping European party scene. The island itself could be described as a barren rocky outcrop, grey with slate ridges fairly inhospitable to farm animals and greenery. One may notice that as they explore Pag they come face to face with the occasional sheep road block and can spot skinny mountain goats grazing on what little grassland the island sustains, the reson for this is simply that sheep and goats can live anywhere, deserts, cliffs, volcanos … anywhere.

The long narrow island sports a few small towns, Pag town is a quaint spot, they sell a lot of cheese known as Paksi Sir and are famous for their Pag Island lamb chops flavored through time due to the sheep living on heavily sea salted grass, not a lot goes on in Pag town, and I like it that way. Much like the northern town on Novalja actually, where also very little happens, for the most part many shops stay closed over the bitter winter months, or reduce their stock to bread, cheese and essentials … but then comes the summer!


Oh what happened? Novalja is packed with sexy sexy girls and the air is thick with hormones, the market stalls replace their daily essentials with party essentials and the public transport system wakes up for the first time in eight months offering hourly trips across the island to the clubbing hotspot known as Zrće beach.

The beaches on Pag island are plentiful but relatively quiet and hold onto that local ‘don’t live here don’t surf here’ arrogance, where the rural people of Pag can live out their lives quite unaffected by the excess of party culture erupting in the once hidden cove of Simun, local Croatians born to the Island of Pag are called Pagellians … ahem, by me…. and now, by you. So now I’ll bring you to Zrće, a very different scene, aside from its lack of a cashpoint (a warning not worth ignoring) this strip of pebbles has everything a maniacal party-head would want, mega size open air beach clubs line the join between rock and beach as party boats dock daily delivering hundreds of revelers straight to their doors. Drinks are served in large vase like vessels blistering with multicolored straws, transparent of course to show off the vibrant cocktails concocted by the beautiful bar staff at club Papaya and Aquarius, the largest venues on Zrće (pronounced Zer-che if this was bothering you).


Take a stroll into these hedonistic havens and you will be greeted with free shots and the impressively white teeth of the bikini clad reps as they motion to the equally white pleather seating. There is no pressure to buy as you take it all in, intoxicated partygoers splash in the numerous indoor pools as semi famous DJ’s scratch away overhead in a suspended glass stage … then to top it all off somebody drops in, upside down, from what seems like nowhere … that’s right, club Papaya has a bungee jump crane directly overhead!

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About Croatia: Popular tourist sites in Croatia

Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe. Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. The country has continental and Mediterranean climates. The country has many international airports and is well-connected with the rest of the world. With its more than 1000 islands, Croatia offers beautiful coastline. You will also find historical remains of Roman and Venetian times here.

Top 5 Travel Attractions, Dubrovnik (Croatia) – Travel Guide

Here is a brief overview of some popular tourist sites in Croatia.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes in the region are well-known for their natural beauty. The system of 16 interlinked lakes and a large forest complex around it house many species of flora and fauna.

Zlatni Rat beach 

This narrow white pebble beach is located two kilometer west of Bol harbor. This popular tourist destination is protected as a geomorphological phenomenon. The beach is surrounded by a pine tree grove.


Nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is a walled city that was built on Maritime trade. Its famous walls (that surround the old city), museums, monasteries, churches and fountains fascinate visitors.


The Hvar Island is well-known for its fruit orchards, olive groves and lavender fields. Yacht sailing is a popular activity in this region during the summer months. The Hvar town is set in wonderful natural bay.

Kopacki Rit Nature Park 

This region is one of the largest wetlands in Europe. The park is located in eastern Croatia. It comprises many backwaters and ponds along the Danube. The region houses many species of flora and fauna. Guided tourist visits by boats, panoramic ships, on the horse back or on foot are available here.


It is the second highest mountain range in Croatia. It is located along the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea between the rivers Cetina and Neretva. This region is a paradise for people who are interested in geology.


This picturesque town is well-known for its pastel colored houses. This fishing port is located on the north Adriatic Sea. Pula and Trieste airports are nearby. St. Euphemia’s Basilica, Zlatni Rt Forest Park and Rovinj Town Museum are some popular landmarks of this town.

About Croatia

About Croatia

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Pula Arena 

This amphitheater is located in Pula. Constructed in the first century, it is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers, with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.

Croatia is a beautiful country. Visit to the above-mentioned tourist sites is sure to be a memorable experience.

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