Novalja [ nɔʋâʎâ ] (Eng. obsolete: Navala ) is the second largest city on the island of Pag, located between Rijeka and Zadar in the Croatian Adriatic. The town has about 3,500 inhabitants, according to the city administration and is part of the Lika-Senj County. It describes itself as a tourist center of the island.


Among the historical peculiarities of this small island city is the Roman aqueduct from the 1st century, which measures over 1 kilometer in length. In addition, residues are of three early Christian basilicas of the 4th century in the city. Are certainly numerous pebble beaches of the place of interest for the seeking after recovery people.

In 1999, a special rock formation was about 5 km east of Novalja rediscovered in the form of a triangle with side lengths of 22 and 32 m. This " Pag triangle " (in Croatian " Paški Trokut " ) is referred to as the landing site of a UFO. Local fishermen, however, tell of an ancient meeting place, which was exposed chosen for its stunning gaze on the island, the pager channel and the nearby Velebit mountain.

About 2 km to the north of Stara Novalja Novalja is [ on German " Old Novalja " ] in an elongated, open to the northwest bay, the direction of Rab has. By 1970, there were only fishermen and wine growers. Since then, tourism increased steadily. At the northern end of the bay is the place Drljanda is a ferry port, which is used only in strong Bura (also known as Bora ( wind) ). On the sea floor are several fresh water springs here.

Not far from Novalja is the famous beach Zrce, and a little further away is the beach Ručica Metajna.