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    Ethno and Gastro Heritage of the Island of Pag

    DAY 1 -  PAG

    Arrival to Pag. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
    The island of PAG – 5th biggest Croatian island, known by the first-class sheep cheese, lamb, manufacture of the sea salt and especially by the famous lace („paška čipka“)

    DAY 2-  Pag – LUN - Kolan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the local guide and departure to sightseeing of the town Pag.
    Visit to the Musem of salt.
    Salt factory in Pag bases its manufacturing on a thousand years old tradition for manufacturing salt and from 16th century it is the northeast salt factory in Croatia. Natural advantages are used for manufacturing - Pag has clean environment, a lot of sunny days and suitable wind – that is why the quality of salt from Pag is among the best in the world (it contains up to 75 minerals and most of them are imperative to human health, that is why the salt from Pag is unavoidable part of every healthy diet).
    After visiting the museum departure to the Lace museum in the center of Pag. Visit to the museum with the curator.

    THE PAG LACE – kind of lace that distinguishes itself with the exceptional beauty of pattern, quality and a few centuries old tradition of manufacturing.
    „ White Gold“ as it is often called represents cultural good and a valuable example of non material Croatian heritage.  
    Lace handicraft on the island of Pag has a few century old traditions. The first inscriptions date from the 16th century from the Benediction Monastery  where the Benedictions were the first ones to create this valuable embroidery and in the 19th century they founded the first „ School of lace handicraft“ to be able to teach new generations. Today the lace from Pag is on the UNESCO list of the „World non material cultural heritage“.
    After visiting the museum departure to Lun. Lunch in the local rural restaurant. After lunch a walk  through the olives groves in Lun.

    On the way back to Pag stop in Kolan for visit and cheese tasting in one of the most famous cheese factories in Pag. Return to the hotel and dinner. Free time*

    Cheese from the island Pag – hard autochthonous sheep cheese that is still produced in a traditional way out of raw sheep milk. Aromatic herbs on the meadows are responsible for the specific taste of the cheese. About 600 families on the island make this famous cheese.

    DAY 3 -  PaG – NIN - ZADAR – Pag

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to NIN.  On the way to Nin there is a donkey farm „Dar – mar“ that is open for visits.
    There are other animals on the farm besides donkeys and visitors can pet them, feed them or hear a story about their breeding.
    It is also possible to taste donkey milk (it is said that it is an aphrodisiac) and hear the story of how this milk is made.  
    The group leaves the farm and continues to Nin.

    Sightseeing of Nin and the salt pans with the local guide.

    Nin – the oldest Croatian royal city! The church of the Saint Cross – the smallest cathedral in the world, stone bridge from the 16th century, ruins of the middle-aged city walls and the little church of the Saint Nicholas out of town are the witnesses of a very rich past of this Dalmatian city.

    Continuation to ZADAR. Sightseeing with the local guide. Lunch.** Free time for personal programme.
    Return to Pag. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight.

    Zadar – ancient city, built in the middle of the coast of the Adriatic sea.
    Thanks to many historical and cultural monuments the town is today actually a monument of various historical cultures through the centuries.

    DAY 4 -  PAG – goodbye!

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure.

    *It is possible to organize for the group the performance of „Paški tanac“- traditional dance from Pag and it is possible to organize a play „Paška robinja“ (The slave from Pag).
    **Lunch – optional.

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