5 Reasons to spend Easter in Novalja
Easter in Novalja traditionally represents a period when the city slowly begins to wake up from hibernation and prepare for the upcoming tourist season. Hotels are opening their doors, bars and restaurants are preparing terraces and promenades are becoming favorite gathering places. Many guests visit Novalja during this period because they can feel the spring atmosphere of a small town, drink coffee on their favorite terrace and enjoy the events prepared by the local community.
Easter breakfast has already become a well-known tradition for the locals, but also an event that guests who come from Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Italy and many other countries do not miss. In addition to tasting food and drinks, guests can enjoy the folk dance of the local group "Naški", the music of local klapas and choirs, enjoy the sun-drenched terraces of cafes, taste homemade cheeses, olive oil, wines or buy souvenirs made by locals and from natural materials.
Source: Eugen Rebernišak / TZ grada Novalje
But Easter breakfast is not the only event that attracts tourists to Novalja during this period. Many come to relax, enjoy nature, escape from the city crowds, and depending on the weather, temperatures, and if they are braver enough, to perhaps open the beach season.
If you have not yet found your reason why to visit Novalja at this time, we have prepared some additional activities and an offer that will surely push you towards the island of Pag and our family hotel Terra.
1. Novalja and families - It is a possibility
The pre-season period is unquestionably the calmest period of the year when Novalja exudes calm. Many guests choose this period for their vacation because they avoid the crowds of tourists typical for the period of June, July, and August. Nightclubs are just preparing for festivals, groups of young people are just coming up with their plan for the summer, but that’s why weekend visitors, cyclists, athletes, and families know this is the perfect time for them. The ideal time for long walks in one of the popular locations such as:
- Novalja field;
- Promenade Gaj - Waterfront - City beach - Straško;
- Novalja bypass;
- Promenade of Pag Wind Farm.
The possibilities are numerous, and it is up to you to treat yourself to a little free time and visit Novalja and the island of Pag.
2. History is not just for nerds
One of the biggest historical attractions of Novalja that many visitors do not know about is the city museum and the underground tunnel that connects it with the Novalja field. The tunnel is actually an ancient aqueduct built in the 1st century and stretches for 1050 meters. This ancient water supply system is only 60 cm wide, while its height ranges from 100 to 230 cm. Since it starts in the basement of the city museum, we definitely recommend it as an inevitable item for sightseeing and photography.
In addition to the aqueduct, the museum has a rich ethnographic, archaeological and numismatic collection, it is possible to see the exhibition of Pag lace, a virtual exhibition of Caska Bay, and an exhibition of traditional weddings in Novalja from 1919 until today called "In good and evil".
3. Cheese with a gold medal around the neck
That Pag cheese as one of the best, highest quality, and best-rated cheeses in the world is not big news. Many foreign tourists cite specialties from the island as the main reason for coming to the island. Pag lamb, home-made fish, dishes prepared in the traditional way, and Pag cheese are what we at Hotel Terra are proud of and offer to guests in our hotel restaurant.
In order to provide guests with additional value and experience, it is possible to organize a guided tour of the Gligor Cheese Factory with the inevitable tasting of several best types of cheese and wine. A unique experience and a good reason to treat yourself to this delicacy. Gold medals from international competitions have been a tradition for Gligora Cheese Factory for years, and let this tour become your tradition when visiting Novalja.
4. Lun olive groves
As a unique place on the island of Pag, there is the olive park or the so-called Lun Olive Gardens. This project is an original idea of the local community, and with the help of European funds, a park was built where it is possible to visit the olive trees that have grown on the island for centuries, some older than 1600 years.
An easy walk with friends and family is interspersed with stories about the more important olive trees and locations. The trail is undemanding and suitable for all ages, you can visit it on foot or by bike, and at the end of the trail, there is a reception and a souvenir shop where you can buy souvenirs made of olive wood.
5. Hotel Terra - The best family hotel on the island
Our family hotel with a warm family atmosphere is part of the standard offer of the city of Novalja, but one of the few for which family tourism is a priority in business. A long family tradition was crucial in choosing this market segment, defining hotel design and accommodation types, as well as our restaurant offer. Personal approach to work is recognized by our regular guests who return to us from year to year.
We improve our work every day through numerous projects and activities, and the last in a series is the IQM Project or Integral Quality Management with the aim of encouraging excellence, measuring quality, and connecting entities to provide the highest level of service quality.
Izvori: Eugen Rebernišak/TZ grada Novalje; Gradski muzej Novalja; Sirana Gligora; Vrtovi lunjskih maslina