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Novi Vinodolski and Pag - Summer Masquerade
Summer is the time for holidays, enjoying the sun and sea destinations and getting to know new people, but one should always leave room for fun and that is just what Novi Vinodolski and Pag are offering by retaining the tradition of the summer carnival.

This year merry carnival parades will take place in Novi Vinodolski on 2nd-3rd July. Traditionally during these days these days there is no room for serious faces and sullen looks as smiles infectiously spread throughout the town. Hosts prepare an unforgettable experience for all guests and invite them to hide under the masks, leave their worries behind and enjoy the celebration.

Novi Vinodolski is a tourist town which developed from an old fort called Novigrad in the central part of northern Croatian coast. Thanks to the evergreen vegetation and mild Mediterranean climate as well as clean sea and air, Novi Vinodolski became one of the pioneers of the coastal tourist area in 1978, just after Opatija. The town features coastal architecture which is characterized by white facades and red roofs rising in the old town from sea level to the church and tower on the hill. Hospitality of the people, crystal clear sea, the city and surroundings without industrial pollution and mountain air from the high forests in the immediate hinterland suitable for hunting all provide Novi Vinodolski with invaluable environmental benefits.

The carneval inPag will be held in late July (30th and 31st). It is the oldest carnival in the Adriatic. This fact alone is a guarantee to all visitors that they will experience something unusual. The carneval parade is held on the first day and on the second day the most attractive masks recieve generous awards. The end of the Carnival is also its most attractive part as a man-like doll called 'mesopust' is burned on the main square and people believe that by doing so they are banishing all evil forces for the next year.

The city of Pag is situated on one of the biggest Adriatic islands full of bays, coves, beaches and capes. The largest, the bay of Pag is rounded by 20 km of sandy beaches. Pag offers unusual shapes, wild exoticism, gentle oasis, hiking trails and shallow bays touring which can last up to several days.

The town of Pag originated in the 15th century and is famous for its salt pans in which one can still see the production of salt by the drying process in the small clay pools which contain sea water (saline). The town of Pag is also famous for handicrafts - famous lace making has been nourished over the centuries. Each piece of lace is a unique item and this slow and painstaking handiwork can still be seen on the streets of the old town.

Tourist board Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
www.kvarner.hr

Tourist Office of Novi Vinodolski
www.tz-new-vinodolski.hr

Tourist Office of Lika-Senj County
www.lickosenjska.com

Pag Tourist Board
www.pag-tourism.hr
 
 

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