If you are looking for a small coastal settlement located on island with nice intimate beaches and apartments, Povljana may be a good option for your vacation.

Povljana coast
Povljana coast
Island Pag surface looks like a moon
Island Pag surface looks like a moon

Table of Contents

  1. Povljana location
  2. Things to do in Povljana
  3. Trips from Povljana
  4. Pag island attractions
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Povljana location

Povljana is located in the southwest part of the island of Pag. It's one of the first settlements that can be accessed after crossing the Pag bridge.
The place is easily reached by car since the roads on the island are of good quality.

the landscape of the island is dominated by stone and karst
the landscape of the island is dominated by stone and karst

As soon as you arrive in Povljana, you will notice it is a small charming coastal village. There is no active nightlife or any unnecessary noise in the place. For that purpose, you should go to the other places on the island, like Novalja or Pag Town.
Even during the peak summer season, the beaches in the settlement are not crowded. Povljana can provide you with an intimate vacation where you can enjoy in the sun, sea, and swimming.
The coast in Povljana consists of pebble beaches that alternate with natural rocky beaches.

Povljana beach
Povljana beach
Beaches in Povljana are nice and intimate
Beaches in Povljana are nice and intimate

In the centre of the place, there is a church of St. George, which was built in 17th century. Today it is a parish church of Povljana.

Church of St. George in Povljana
Church of St. George in Povljana

Church of St. Nicholas is located just near the coast. It was built between 9th and 11th century in pre-Romanesque style.

St. Nicholas church in Povljana
St. Nicholas church in Povljana

If you decide to stay in Povljana, I recommend visiting other places on Pag island. Especially featured is Pag Town which has been the central place of the island. There are many Medieval monuments preserved in the centre of the town.
Another top destination is Novalja, located 30 kilometres away from the place. Novalja is known to be one of the most famous nightlife and beach destinations in Europe.

Pag Town
Pag Town
Novalja coast
Novalja coast

Pag island has been known for it's cheese; "Paški sir" is famous for its quality all over the world. It is produced in a cheese factory located in the town of Pag. There is a cheese shop as well there, so I definitely recommend tasting.

Another attraction is lamb meat; Pag is known the have the highest quality lamb meat in Croatia. You can taste it in any of Pag's restaurants.

In recent years, Pag has been branded as a destination for sports and cycling. There are thousands of kilometres of bike trails of all levels of difficulty.

Bring your bikes to Povljana and enjoy its nature while cycling.

Zvonimr Peran     2020-07-28

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