The Island of Pag

In the 10th century Pag was completely urbanised; it had the city walls, towers, fortresses, squares, churches, monasteries, houses and palaces. The citizens were involved in trading, fishing, cattle breeding; they were sailors or salt manufacturers. The village of Koljun was used as the town's port.

According to historical documents, the name Pag was mentioned for the first time in the 10th century. In 976, the King Drzislav liberated Pag from the Byzantine authority and appointed a Croatian district prefect as the administrator of the town. Pag has had its good and bad times like many Mediterranean towns.

In 1192, the Church of St. Marija was constructed. Even today, it is the dominant structure in Stari grad. One of the most important events in the history of the town is the receiving of the Bull of the king Bela IV that granted Pag the status of the Royal Borough, on 30th March 1244. Afterwards, Pag has experienced considerable economic growth.

The life in Pag was built on the common law codex. The citizens were longing for their autonomy and were struggling for it by any means. The prominent figure was Belota Dobronic, a judge who tried to realize the idea of the legal and economic independence of Pag on the General Croatian Convention in Nin, in 1396.

There are many remains of houses and walls in Stari grad as well as the remains of baths and fortresses. However, the best preserved are the parts of the Franciscan monastery and the Romanic church of St. Marija.

The explorers have discovered the remains of the antique monuments and the parts of the foundations in Stari grad that point to the possibility that this town had existed already in the Hellenistic times. The contemporary church of St. Marija in all likelihood was built on the foundations of the Old Croatian basilica from the 8th century.

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Charter Yachts of Croatia

If you love the sea, nights in a deserted bay under a starry sky, berthing in a small fishermen's port, forgetting everyday life and it's problems, discovering everyday a different island, eating in a nice tavern by the sea. Then Balun is the right Yacht. Balun is a comfortable Turkish two masted caique of approximately 69ft. She was built in 1987 in a shipyard of Istanbul; it was then renovated in 2003 and re-built with large areas above and below deck. She has a teak deck and a large cockpit area, that makes it the ideal setting for comfortable and enjoyable cruises with a crew consisting of the captain, mate, the cook and hostess. The passion of the crew for sailing, fishing and cooking will make your stay aboard very pleasant, even if it is your first time on a yacht.

Name Length Currency Max Min
Gulet Balun 21 Meter LOA 13,000 4,960

Day 1

Arrive at Pula, buy some Provisions and explore the Historical Town and enjoy some local Seafood.

Day 2

Set Sail for Otok Unije, drop Anchor in one of the beautiful bays, Swim, Snorkel and Siesta and grab some Lunch. After Lunch continue Sailing to the Seaside Town of Mali Losinj for the night.

Day 3

After Breakfast set sail Southbound to the Island of Ilovik, Anchor or pick up a Buoy and eat ashore at one of the many Restaurants.

Day 4

Head Northbound to Pag, Rab & Krk or continue South to Otok Silba , Otok Premuda and Otok Molat. Incredible Beaches, Snorkelling and the occasional Restaurant.

Day 5

If heading Northbound, sail along the North Coast of Cres to Opatija or Sail to the Port of Cres mid afternoon. Tie up in the Marina or the Town Quay and explore the Nautical Town.

Day 6

Leave Opatija or Cres and sail South to Martinsscia, a tiny Port with a small Harbour and a couple of Restaurants. Great Swimming and walking.

Day 7

Head back to Pula and explore the Roman Amphitheater or the History and Maritime Museum. Prepare and pack and enjoy your last night ashore.


an average of 3 to 4 hrs Sailing per day.

Pag Base Map

Base Name: Pag

Port Name: Pag